Definitions of bar

  1. To fasten with a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to exclude; to close; to prohibit; to mark with bars.
  2. To fasten or secure, as with a bar: to hinder or exclude:- pr. p. barring; pa. p. barred'.
  3. To fasten with a bar; to hinder; to exclude.
  4. To close; obstruct; prohibit; except.
  5. To mark with bars.
  6. To fasten with a bar; to obstruct; to exclude; to except; to cross with stripes of a different colour.
  7. To secure; to fasten; to hinder; to shut out; to restrain.
  8. Barring.
  9. an obstruction ( usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; " it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
  10. a counter where you can obtain food or drink; " he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
  11. ( 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"
  12. ( British) a heating element in an electric fire; " an electric fire with three bars"
  13. the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; " he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
  14. ( 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"
  15. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; " the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
  16. the act of preventing; " there was no bar against leaving"; " money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
  17. 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"
  18. a heating element in an electric fire; " an electric fire with three bars"
  19. a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
  20. a portable . 30 caliber magazine- fed automatic rifle operated by gas pressure; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
  21. a submerged ( or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; " the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
  22. secure with, or as if with, bars; " He barred the door"
  23. An indefinite quantity of some substance, so shaped as to be long in proportion to its breadth and thickness; as, a bar of gold or of lead; a bar of soap.
  24. Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.
  25. A bank of sand, gravel, or other matter, esp. at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation.
  26. Any railing that divides a room, or office, or hall of assembly, in order to reserve a space for those having special privileges; as, the bar of the House of Commons.
  27. The railing that incloses the place which counsel occupy in courts of justice. Hence, the phrase at the bar of the court signifies in open court.
  28. The place in court where prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence.
  29. The whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession.
  30. A special plea constituting a sufficient answer to plaintiff's action.
  31. Any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of God.
  32. A barrier or counter, over which liquors and food are passed to customers; hence, the portion of the room behind the counter where liquors for sale are kept.
  33. An ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying only one fifth part of the field.
  34. A broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, a bar of light; a bar of color.
  35. A vertical line across the staff. Bars divide the staff into spaces which represent measures, and are themselves called measures.
  36. The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.
  37. 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 center of the sole.
  38. A drilling or tamping rod.
  39. A vein or dike crossing a lode.
  40. A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.
  41. A slender strip of wood which divides and supports the glass of a window; a sash bar.
  42. To fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate.
  43. To restrict or confine, as if by a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to prevent; to prohibit; as, to bar the entrance of evil; distance bars our intercourse; the statute bars my right; the right is barred by time; a release bars the plaintiff's recovery; -- sometimes with up.
  44. To except; to exclude by exception.
  45. To cross with one or more stripes or lines.
  46. A stripe.
  47. A rigid piece of wood, metal, or other solid matter, long in proportion to its thickness; a quantity contained in such a shape; as, a bar of chocolate; a rail; a barrier; anything which impedes or obstructs; a bank of sand, gravel, etc., obstructing navigation at the entrance to a harbor or mouth of a river; the railing in closing the space occupied by counsel in courts of law; the place in court where prisoners are stationed for trial, or sentence; the profession of a lawyer; any tribunal, the portion of a hotel, etc., where liquors are served; a band or stripe; in a bridle, the mouthpiece connecting the checks; one of the upright lines drawn through the staff of a piece of music, dividing it into equal measures of time; the space and notes in closed by two such lines.
  48. A rod of any solid substance: a bolt: a hinderance or obstruction: a bank of sand or other matter at the mouth of a river: the railing that incloses a space in a tavern or in a court of law: any tribunal: the pleaders in a court as distinguished from the judges: a division in music.
  49. A rod; hindrance; movable rail in a fence; inclosed space in a tavern or court- room; a tribunal; division in music; bank in a river.
  50. A long, solid strip, as of wood or iron; rail; barrier; obstruction; a bank, as of sand in a harbor.
  51. An enclosed place in a court- room; a court of justice; the legal profession.
  52. A courter where liquors are sold.
  53. The vertical line that divides a staff.
  54. A rod of wood, iron, or other solid substance, used as a lever, an axis, or an obstruction; a cross beam or bolt; a barrier for defence; a bank of sand, gravel, or earth, forming a shoal at the mouth of a river or harbour, obstructing entrance, or rendering it difficult; the railing that encloses the place which counsels occupy in courts of justice; the place in a court at which criminals stand during trial; those who plead at the bar; any tribunal, as, the bar of public opinion; the enclosed place of a tavern, inn, or coffee- house, where liquors are served out; anything laid across another, as stripes in colour, and the like; the highest part of the place in a horse's mouth between the grinders and tusks; an ordinary, consisting of the space included by two straight lines drawn across the escutcheon; a peremptory exception, sufficient to destroy the plaintiff's action; a line drawn perpendicularly across the lines of the staff, including between each two a certain quantity of time, or number of beats; an ingot, lump, or wedge, from the mines, run in a mould, and unwrought.
  55. A bolt; a long piece or rod of any solid substance of small diameter; an enclosed place at an inn or a court; a division in music, or the line that makes the division; a sandbank at the entrance to a river; the body of lawyers that plead; any hindrance; a stop.
  56. Barred.