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Meaning & Definition of Bar in English

English

Bar

/bɑr/

noun

1. A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter

  • "He drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
    synonym:
  • barroom
  • ,
  • bar
  • ,
  • saloon
  • ,
  • ginmill
  • ,
  • taproom

2. A counter where you can obtain food or drink

  • "He bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
    synonym:
  • bar

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"
    synonym:
  • bar

4. Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats

  • "The orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
    synonym:
  • measure
  • ,
  • bar

5. An obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal

  • "It was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
    synonym:
  • bar

6. The act of preventing

  • "There was no bar against leaving"
  • "Money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
    synonym:
  • prevention
  • ,
  • bar

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"
    synonym:
  • bar

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"
    synonym:
  • bar

9. The body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction

  • "He was admitted to the bar in new jersey"
    synonym:
  • legal profession
  • ,
  • bar
  • ,
  • legal community

10. A narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background

  • "A green toad with small black stripes or bars"
  • "May the stars and stripes forever wave"
    synonym:
  • stripe
  • ,
  • streak
  • ,
  • bar

11. A block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)

  • "A bar of chocolate"
    synonym:
  • cake
  • ,
  • bar

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
    synonym:
  • Browning automatic rifle
  • ,
  • BAR

13. A horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises

    synonym:
  • bar

14. A heating element in an electric fire

  • "An electric fire with three bars"
    synonym:
  • bar

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"
    synonym:
  • bar

verb

1. Prevent from entering

  • Keep out
  • "He was barred from membership in the club"
    synonym:
  • bar
  • ,
  • debar
  • ,
  • exclude

2. Render unsuitable for passage

  • "Block the way"
  • "Barricade the streets"
  • "Stop the busy road"
    synonym:
  • barricade
  • ,
  • block
  • ,
  • blockade
  • ,
  • stop
  • ,
  • block off
  • ,
  • block up
  • ,
  • bar

3. Expel, as if by official decree

  • "He was banished from his own country"
    synonym:
  • banish
  • ,
  • relegate
  • ,
  • bar

4. Secure with, or as if with, bars

  • "He barred the door"
    synonym:
  • bar

Examples of using

They went to a bar.
They went to a bar.
The bar is closing soon.