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    bar - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bar

    Definition
    (noun) a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    Synonyms : barroom , ginmill , saloon , taproom
    Example Sentence
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
    Definition
    (noun) a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    Example Sentence
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar
    Definition
    (noun) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon
    Example Sentence
    • there were bars in the windows to prevent escape
    Definition
    (noun) musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
    Synonyms : measure
    Example Sentence
    • the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song
    Definition
    (noun) an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
    Example Sentence
    • it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar
    Definition
    (noun) the act of preventing
    Synonyms : prevention
    Example Sentence
    • there was no bar against leaving
    • money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza
    Definition
    (noun) (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter
    Example Sentence
    • unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter
    Definition
    (noun) a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
    Example Sentence
    • the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river
    Definition
    (noun) the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
    Example Sentence
    • he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey
    Definition
    (noun) a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
    Synonyms : streak , stripe
    Example Sentence
    • a green toad with small black stripes or bars
    • may the Stars and Stripes forever wave
    Definition
    (noun) a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
    Synonyms : cake
    Example Sentence
    • a bar of chocolate
    Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises Definition
    (noun) a heating element in an electric fire
    Example Sentence
    • an electric fire with three bars
    Definition
    (noun) (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried
    Example Sentence
    • spectators were not allowed past the bar
    Definition
    (verb) prevent from entering; keep out
    Synonyms : debar , exclude
    Example Sentence
    • He was barred from membership in the club
    Definition
    (verb) render unsuitable for passage
    Example Sentence
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road
    Definition
    (verb) expel, as if by official decree
    Synonyms : banish , relegate
    Example Sentence
    • he was banished from his own country
    Definition
    (verb) secure with, or as if with, bars
    Example Sentence
    • He barred the door
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