Definitions for bar

Definitions for (noun) bar

Main entry: prevention, bar

Definition: the act of preventing

Usage: there was no bar against leaving; money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza

Main entry: bar

Definition: a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

Usage: there were bars in the windows to prevent escape

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Definition: an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal

Usage: it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar

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Definition: a counter where you can obtain food or drink

Usage: he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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Definition: (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried

Usage: spectators were not allowed past the bar

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Definition: a heating element in an electric fire

Usage: an electric fire with three bars

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Definition: a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises

Main entry: bar, barroom, taproom, saloon, ginmill

Definition: a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter

Usage: he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar

Main entry: Browning automatic rifle, BAR

Definition: a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War

Main entry: cake, bar

Definition: a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)

Usage: a bar of chocolate

Main entry: bar, streak, stripe

Definition: a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background

Usage: a green toad with small black stripes or bars; may the Stars and Stripes forever wave

Main entry: bar, measure

Definition: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats

Usage: the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

Main entry: legal community, legal profession, bar

Definition: the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction

Usage: he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey

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Definition: a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore

Usage: the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river

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Definition: (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter

Usage: unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter

Definitions for (verb) bar

Main entry: bar, debar, exclude

Definition: prevent from entering; keep out

Usage: He was barred from membership in the club

Main entry: bar

Definition: secure with, or as if with, bars

Usage: He barred the door

Main entry: stop, bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade

Definition: render unsuitable for passage

Usage: block the way; barricade the streets; stop the busy road

Main entry: relegate, banish, bar

Definition: expel, as if by official decree

Usage: he was banished from his own country

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