1. [ noun ] a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
Synonyms: saloon ginmill taproom barroom

"he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"

Related terms: room barrelhouse speakeasy sawdust_saloon cocktail_lounge public_house
2. [ verb ] prevent from entering; keep out
Synonyms: exclude debar

"He was barred from membership in the club"

Related terms: forbid exclusion
3. [ verb ] render unsuitable for passage
Synonyms: block barricade block_off block_up stop blockade

"block the way" "barricade the streets" "stop the busy road"

Related terms: obstruct close shut_off block plug roadblock blockade blockage
4. [ noun ] (business,food) a counter where you can obtain food or drink

"he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"

Related terms: counter salad_bar wet_bar snack_bar soda_fountain sushi_bar oyster_bar wine_bar cash_bar
5. [ noun ] a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction of weapon

"there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"

Related terms: implement handspike heaver bolt lever bolt handlebar chinning_bar rail drawbar fret towel_rail anti-sway_bar grab_bar carpenter's_level rotor shackle slice_bar crossbar track core belaying_pin
6. [ noun ] the act of preventing
Synonyms: prevention

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

Related terms: hindrance prophylaxis save averting obviation disqualification suppression interception non-proliferation debarment
7. [ verb ] expel, as if by official decree
Synonyms: banish relegate

"he was banished from his own country"

Related terms: expel spike relegation
8. [ noun ] an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal

"it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"

Related terms: obstruction goal
9. [ verb ] secure with, or as if with, bars

"He barred the door"

Related terms: unbar fasten slat
10. [ noun ] an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal

"it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"

Related terms: obstruction goal
11. [ noun ] (music) musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
Synonyms: measure

"the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"

Related terms: musical_notation
12. [ noun ] a heating element in an electric fire

"an electric fire with three bars"

Related terms: heating_element UK
13. [ noun ] (military,arms) a portable .30 caliber magazine-fed automatic rifle operated by gas pressure; used by United States troops in World Wars I and II and in the Korean War
Synonyms: browning_automatic_rifle
Related terms: automatic_rifle
14. [ noun ] (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter

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

Related terms: pressure_unit barye millibar meteorology
15. [ noun ] (geography) a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore

"the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"

Related terms: ridge barrier sandbar
16. [ noun ] the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
Synonyms: legal_community legal_profession

"he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"

Related terms: profession law
17. [ noun ] a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
Synonyms: cake

"a bar of chocolate"

Related terms: block tablet
18. [ noun ] a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
Related terms: support parallel_bars horizontal_bar
19. [ noun ] (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried

"spectators were not allowed past the bar"

Related terms: railing court law
Similar spelling:   Baur