People enjoying drinks at a bar.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- an oblong piece or mass of something solid: bar of soap, chocolate bar
- any of various small metal strips worn to show military or other rank
- a thing that blocks the way or prevents entrance, departure, or further movement; specif., sandbar
- anything that hinders or prevents: illiteracy is a bar to success
- a strip, stripe, band, or broad line, as of light or color
- the railing enclosing the part of a law court where the judges or lawyers sit, or where prisoners are brought to trial
- this part of the law court
- a law court or system of courts
- any place of judgment: the bar of public opinion
- lawyers collectively
- the legal profession
- a counter at which alcoholic drinks and sometimes food are served
- an establishment or room with such a counter
- a counter, or an establishment or room with such a counter, at or in which a specified beverage or food is served: a juice bar, espresso bar, sushi bar
- the mouthpiece of a horse's bit, or the part of a horse's mouth into which it is fitted
- in lace making and other needlework, a loop or tie that connects parts of a pattern
- Comput. a horizontal box, as in a GUI screen, for displaying or typing text
- Heraldry a horizontal stripe on a shield or bearing
- the defeat or nullifying of a claim or action
- anything that brings this about
- a vertical line across a staff, dividing it into measures
- a measure
- double bar
- Track & Field the horizontal bar used in the high jump or pole vault
- Zool. either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
Origin of barMiddle English and amp; Old French barre ; from Medieval Latin barra, bar, barrier, probably ; from Gaulish an unverified form barros, the bushy end, akin to Irish bar, branch ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhoros, cut wood ; from base an unverified form bher-, to cut with a sharp tool
- to fasten with or as with a bar
- to obstruct by means of a bar or bars; shut off; close
- to oppose, prevent, or forbid, as by legal action
- to keep out; exclude: he was barred from the contest
- to set aside: barring certain possibilities
- to mark with stripes
cross the bar
raise (or lower) the bar
Origin of bar< bar raise (or lower) a limit, standard, etc.
- 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
Origin of barGerman ; from Classical Greek baros, weight, akin to barys, heavy: see grave
- a. barometerb. barometric
Origin of barGreek baros, weight; see gwer&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
- A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
- a. A solid oblong block of a substance or combination of ingredients, such as soap or candy.b. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.c. A rectangular block of a precious metal.
- Sports a. See horizontal bar.b. A horizontal rod that marks the height to be cleared in high jumping or pole vaulting.
- A standard, expectation, or degree of requirement: a leader whose example set a high bar for others.
- Something that impedes or prevents action or progress: A poor education was a bar to his ambitions.
- A ridge, as of sand or gravel, on a shore or streambed, that is formed by the action of tides or currents.
- A narrow marking, as a stripe or band.
- a. A narrow metal or embroidered strip worn on a military uniform indicating rank or service.b. Chiefly British A small insignia worn on a military decoration indicating that it has been awarded an additional time.
- Heraldry A pair of horizontal parallel lines drawn across a shield.
- Law a. The nullification, defeat, or prevention of a claim or action.b. The process by which nullification, defeat, or prevention is achieved.
- The railing in a courtroom separating the participants in a legal proceeding from the spectators.
- A court or courtroom.
- Law a. Attorneys considered as a group. Used with the.b. The profession of law. Used with the.
- Music a. A vertical line drawn through a staff to mark off a measure.b. A measure.
- Variant of barre.
- a. A counter at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.b. An establishment or room having such a counter.
transitive verbbarred, bar·ring, bars
- To fasten securely with a long, straight, rigid piece of material: barred the gate.
- To shut in or confine: barred themselves in the basement.
- To obstruct or impede; block: barred the access route.
- To keep out; exclude: Tourists are barred from this room.
- a. To prohibit or prevent (someone) from doing something: Failing the eye exam barred him from driving.b. To prohibit (an action): The state bars the dumping of waste in the river.c. Law To nullify, defeat, or prevent (a claim or action).
- To rule out; except: Can we bar the possibility of foul play?
- To mark with stripes or bands.
Origin of barMiddle English barre, from Old French; see barre.
(countable and uncountable, plural bars)
- A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.
- The window was protected by steel bars.
- (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.
- A cuboid piece of any solid commodity.
- bar of chocolate
- bar of soap
- A broad shaft, or band, or stripe.
- a bar of light; a bar of colour
- A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart.
- A diacritical mark that consists of a line drawn through a grapheme. (For example, turning A into Ⱥ.)
- 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.
- The counter of such a premises.
- Step up to the bar and order a drink.
- A counter, or simply a cabinet, from which alcoholic drinks are served in a private house or a hotel room.
- In combinations such as coffee bar, juice bar, etc., a premises or counter serving non-alcoholic drinks.
- An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.
- The club has lifted its bar on women members.
- Anything that obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.
- (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.
- (UK, law) The railing surrounding the part of a courtroom in which the judges, lawyers, defendants and witnesses stay
- (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.
- (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.
- (music) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value.
- (music) One of those musical sections.
- (sports) A horizontal pole that must be crossed in high jump and pole vault
- (soccer) The crossbar
- (backgammon) The central divider between the inner and outer table of a backgammon board, where stones are placed if they are hit.
- An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act
- A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
- (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).
- (heraldry) One of the ordinaries in heraldry; a fess.
- 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.
- A city gate, in some British place names.
- Potter's Bar
- (mining) A drilling or tamping rod.
- (mining) A vein or dike crossing a lode.
- (architecture) A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.
- (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.
- (farriery, in the plural) The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.
(third-person singular simple present bars, present participle barring, simple past and past participle barred)
- Except, with the exception of.
- He invited everyone to his wedding bar his ex-wife.
- (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.
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 Ancient Greek βάρος (baros, “weight”), coined circa 1900.
- An extinct language of Venezuela.
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