1. a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
- he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
Definition categories: man–made, room
2. a counter where you can obtain food or drink
- he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar
Definition categories: man–made, counter
3. a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon
- there were bars in the windows to prevent escape
Definition categories: man–made, implement
4. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
- the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song
Similar word(s): measure
Definition categories: communication
5. an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
- it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar
6. the act of preventing
- there was no bar against leaving
Similar word(s): prevention
7. (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
Definition categories: quantity
8. a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
- the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river
9. the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
- he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey
10. a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
- a green toad with small black stripes or bars
11. a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
- a bar of chocolate
Similar word(s): cake
Definition categories: man–made, block
12. 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 categories: man–made, automatic
13. a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
Definition categories: man–made, support
14. a heating element in an electric fire
- an electric fire with three bars
Definition categories: man–made
15. (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
Sentences with bar as a noun:
- The window was protected by steel bars.
- 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.
- bar of chocolate
- bar of soap
- a bar of light; a bar of colour
- The street was lined with all-night bars.
- Step up to the bar and order a drink.
- The club has lifted its bar on women members.
- Suppose we have two objects, foo and bar.
- He's studying hard to pass the Bar this time; he's failed it twice before.
- There were no bars so I didn't get your text.
- Potter's Bar
1. Except, with the exception of.
- He invited everyone to his wedding bar his ex-wife.
2. (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.
1. prevent from entering; keep out
- He was barred from membership in the club
2. render unsuitable for passage
- barricade the streets
3. expel, as if by official decree
4. secure with, or as if with, bars
- He barred the door
Sentences with bar as a verb:
- Our way was barred by a huge rockfall.
- I couldn't get into the nightclub because I had been barred.
- bar the door