Bar meaning

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A bar is defined as a rectangular counter where food and drinks are consumed, especially alcoholic drinks, or is a place of business where alcoholic drinks are served along with some food items such as appetizers and pizza.

The long part of the kitchen counter where stools are placed so people can eat there is an example of a bar.

A public meeting place where people go to drink beer and sometimes shoot pool or watch sports or dance is an example of a bar.

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Bar means something that stands in the way of something or keeps something from happening.

A raised area of sand that prevents tidal forces from reaching the shore is an example of a bar.

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The definition of a bar is something that is rectangular in shape.

A piece of gold colored metal on a military uniform is an example of a bar.

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The definition of bar is the legal profession, or the railing which separates the spectators in a courtroom from the lawyers, judge, jury, and other court personnel.

An example of bar is a state bar association which is an association that regulates the lawyers in a particular state.

An example of bar is when a person passes the exam after attending law school; passes the bar exam.

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To bar is defined as to keep something from happening or to keep people from entering.

When some cows on the road block traffic that is an example of bar.

When you close a door and place a thin metal block to secure it, that is an example of bar.

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A ridge, as of sand or gravel, on a shore or streambed, that is formed by the action of tides or currents.
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A narrow marking, as a stripe or band.
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A pair of horizontal parallel lines drawn across a shield.
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To shut in or confine.

Barred themselves in the basement.

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A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
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A standard, expectation, or degree of requirement.

A leader whose example set a high bar for others.

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Something that impedes or prevents action or progress.

A poor education was a bar to his ambitions.

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The railing in a courtroom separating the participants in a legal proceeding from the spectators.
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A court or courtroom.
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To fasten securely with a long, straight, rigid piece of material.

Barred the gate.

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To obstruct or impede; block.

Barred the access route.

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To keep out; exclude.

Tourists are barred from this room.

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To rule out; except.

Can we bar the possibility of foul play?

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Except for; excluding.

This was your best performance, bar none.

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A unit of pressure equal to one million (106 ) dynes per square centimeter.
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Browning automatic rifle.
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Barrel.
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Baruch.
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Any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is wide or thick, often used as a barrier, fastening, lever, etc.; specif., one of a series of such pieces enclosing a cage, jail cell, etc.
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A thing that blocks the way or prevents entrance, departure, or further movement; specif., sandbar.
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Anything that hinders or prevents.

Illiteracy is a bar to success.

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A strip, stripe, band, or broad line, as of light or color.
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The mouthpiece of a horse's bit, or the part of a horse's mouth into which it is fitted.
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In lace making and other needlework, a loop or tie that connects parts of a pattern.
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A horizontal box, as in a GUI screen, for displaying or typing text.
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A horizontal stripe on a shield or bearing.
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The horizontal bar used in the high jump or pole vault.
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Either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole.
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To fasten with or as with a bar.
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To obstruct by means of a bar or bars; shut off; close.
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To oppose, prevent, or forbid, as by legal action.
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To keep out; exclude.

He was barred from the contest.

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To set aside.

Barring certain possibilities.

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To mark with stripes.
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Excluding; excepting.

The best bar none.

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The basic unit of pressure in the CGS system, equal to the pressure of a force of one million dynes per square centimeter: abbrev. b.
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Barrel.
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Baruch.
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Browning automatic rifle.
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A unit used to measure atmospheric pressure. It is equal to a force of 100,000 newtons per square meter of surface area, or 0.987 atmosphere.
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An elongated, offshore ridge of sand, gravel, or other unconsolidated sediment, formed by the action of waves or long-shore currents and submerged at least during high tide. Bars are especially common near the mouths of rivers or estuaries.
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A ridgelike mound of sand, gravel or silt formed within a stream, along its banks, or at its mouth. Bars form where the stream's current slows down, causing sediment to be deposited.
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A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. To prevent, prohibit, or act as a bar to. In bar. As a bar to an action. For example, if a defendant in a criminal action was acquitted earlier of the same charges that he is now accused, he may plead double jeopardy in bar. At bar. Now before the court. For example, an action that is before the court may be referred to as the case at bar. The legal profession in general. A group of attorneys admitted to practice law in a particular jurisdiction or before a particular court or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law. The railing in a courtroom that separates the area used by the judge, lawyers, and court personnel to conduct judicial business from the seating provided for observers. See also bench.
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A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.

The window was protected by steel bars.

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(countable, uncountable, metallurgy) A solid metal object with uniform (round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular) cross-section; in the US its smallest dimension is .25 inch or greater, a piece of thinner material being called a strip.

Ancient Sparta used iron bars instead of handy coins in more valuable alloy, to physically discourage the use of money.

We are expecting a carload of bar tomorrow.

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A cuboid piece of any solid commodity.

Bar of chocolate.

Bar of soap.

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A broad shaft, or band, or stripe.

A bar of light; a bar of colour.

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A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart.
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A diacritical mark that consists of a line drawn through a grapheme. (For example, turning A into Ⱥ.)
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A business licensed to sell alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house.

The street was lined with all-night bars.

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The counter of such a premises.

Step up to the bar and order a drink.

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A counter, or simply a cabinet, from which alcoholic drinks are served in a private house or a hotel room.
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In combinations such as coffee bar, juice bar, etc., a premises or counter serving non-alcoholic drinks.
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An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.

The club has lifted its bar on women members.

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Anything that obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.
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(computing, whimsical, derived from fubar) A metasyntactic variable representing an unspecified entity, often the second in a series, following foo.

Suppose we have two objects, foo and bar.

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(UK, law) The railing surrounding the part of a courtroom in which the judges, lawyers, defendants and witnesses stay.
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(law, "the Bar", "the bar") The Bar exam, the legal licensing exam.

He's studying hard to pass the Bar this time; he's failed it twice before.

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(law, "the Bar", "the bar") A collective term for lawyers or the legal profession; specifically applied to barristers in some countries but including all lawyers in others.
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(music) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value.
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(music) One of those musical sections.
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(sports) A horizontal pole that must be crossed in high jump and pole vault.
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(soccer) The crossbar.
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(backgammon) The central divider between the inner and outer table of a backgammon board, where stones are placed if they are hit.
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An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act.
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A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
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(nautical, hydrology) A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other substance, especially a formation extending across the mouth of a river or harbor or off a beach, and which may obstruct navigation. (FM 55-501).
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(heraldry) One of the ordinaries in heraldry; a fess.
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An informal unit of measure of signal strength for a wireless device such as a cell phone.

There were no bars so I didn't get your text.

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A city gate, in some British place names.

Potter's Bar.

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(mining) A drilling or tamping rod.
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(mining) A vein or dike crossing a lode.
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(architecture) A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.
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(farriery) The part of the crust of a horse's hoof which is bent inwards towards the frog at the heel on each side, and extends into the centre of the sole.
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(farriery, in the plural) The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.
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To obstruct the passage of (someone or something).

Our way was barred by a huge rockfall.

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I couldn't get into the nightclub because I had been barred.

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To lock or bolt with a bar.

Bar the door.

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To imprint or paint with bars, to stripe.
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Except, with the exception of.

He invited everyone to his wedding bar his ex-wife.

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(horse racing) Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name.

Leg At Each Corner is at 3/1, Lost My Shirt 5/1, and it's 10/1 bar.

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A non-SI unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals, approximately equal to atmospheric pressure at sea level.
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An extinct language of Venezuela.
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To mark with stripes or bands.
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behind bars
  • In prison.
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behind bars
  • In prison or jail.
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cross the bar
  • To die.
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raise (or lower) the bar
  • Raise (or lower) a limit, standard, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

cross the bar
raise (<i>or</i> lower) the bar

Origin of bar

  • Greek baros weight gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English barre from Old French barre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English barre, from Old French barre (“beam, bar, gate, barrier”), from Vulgar Latin *barra, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old Frankish *bara (“bar, beam, barrier, fence”), from Proto-Germanic *barō (“beam, bar, barrier”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰAr- (“log, board, plank”). If so, then cognate with Old High German para, bara (“bar, beam, one's cherished land”), Old Frisian ber (“attack, assault”), Swedish bärling (“a spoke”), Norwegian berling (“a small bar in a vehicle, rod”), Latin forus (“gangway, plank”), Russian забо́р (zabór, “fencing, paling, fence”), Ancient Greek φάρος (pháros, “piece of land, furrow, marker, beacon, lighthouse”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek βάρος (baros, “weight”), coined circa 1900.

    From Wiktionary