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Definitions of bar

  1. expel, as if by official decree; " he was banished from his own country"
  2. the act of preventing; " there was no bar against leaving"
  3. 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"
  4. an obstruction ( usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; " it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
  5. a counter where you can obtain food or drink; " he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
  6. ( 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"
  7. ( British) a heating element in an electric fire; " an electric fire with three bars"
  8. a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; " he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
  9. 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
  10. a block of solid substance ( such as soap or wax); " a bar of chocolate"
  11. the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; " he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
  12. ( 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"
  13. prevent from entering; keep out; " He was barred from membership in the club"
  14. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; " the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
  15. the act of preventing; " there was no bar against leaving"; " money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
  16. 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"
  17. a heating element in an electric fire; " an electric fire with three bars"
  18. a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
  19. 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
  20. a submerged ( or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; " the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
  21. secure with, or as if with, bars; " He barred the door"
  22. A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a lever and for various other purposes, but especially for a hindrance, obstruction, or fastening; as, the bars of a fence or gate; the bar of a 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 grooved pulley or sheave incased in a frame or shell which is provided with a hook, eye, or strap, by which it may be attached to an object. It is used to change the direction of motion, as in raising a heavy object that can not be conveniently reached, and also, when two or more such sheaves are compounded, to change the rate of motion, or to exert increased force; -- used especially in the rigging of ships, and in tackles.
  47. A stripe.
  48. 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.
  49. To fasten with a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to exclude; to close; to prohibit; to mark with bars.
  50. Barred.
  51. Barring.
  52. One of the two convergent ridges on the ground surface of the hoof of a horse, united by the frog, and fused with the sole in front; pars inflexa lateralis and pars inflexa medialis.
  53. Barye, a unit of pressure, representing one megadyne per square centimeter; as a unit of atmospheric pressure it is the equivalent of 29. 53 mercury inches.
  54. 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.
  55. To fasten or secure, as with a bar: to hinder or exclude:- pr. p. barring; pa. p. barred'.
  56. 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.
  57. To fasten with a bar; to hinder; to exclude.
  58. To close; obstruct; prohibit; except.
  59. To mark with bars.
  60. A long, solid strip, as of wood or iron; rail; barrier; obstruction; a bank, as of sand in a harbor.
  61. An enclosed place in a court- room; a court of justice; the legal profession.
  62. A courter where liquors are sold.
  63. The vertical line that divides a staff.
  64. 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.
  65. To fasten with a bar; to obstruct; to exclude; to except; to cross with stripes of a different colour.
  66. 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.
  67. To secure; to fasten; to hinder; to shut out; to restrain.
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Quotes of bar

  1. The basic story for the opener is that word came through the bar that someone got knifed and killed up on the Moon Walk. It turns out to be one of the quarter regulars that everybody knows, including Maestro and Bone. – Robert Asprin
  2. I wish there was a bar I could send opposing teams to and get them hammered or something- I could tell my buddies in New York to leave their places open or something. Playing for the Yankees, guys come at you extremely hard. I have to be ready or I'll be embarrassed. – Roger Clemens
  3. I was in a bar and I said to a friend, 'You know, we've become those 40 -year -old guys we used to look at and say, 'Isn't it sad?' – George Clooney
  4. But Gargoyles, bar none, is the most fun I've ever had in life. – Keith David
  5. I beg you do not vote for stills and open bar -rooms in the county. – Thomas Jordan Jarvis
  6. I was handed a chocolate bar and an M -1 rifle and told to go kill Hitler. – Jack Kirby
  7. The British feel of blues has been hard, rather than emotional. Far too much emphasis on 12 bar too little attention to words, far too little originality. – Alexis Korner
  8. The bar raises as you go. – William H. Macy
  9. The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in. – Wilson Mizner
  10. I was in a bar the other night, hopping from barstool to barstool, trying to get lucky, but there wasn't any gum under any of them. – Emo Philips
  11. Two days later I got a call that they wanted to try out the character for seven episodes. Eleven years and 22 Emmys later, Cliff was still sitting at that bar – John Ratzenberger
  12. The bar was very high -we had to really make sure that we got what we really wanted, that it was a real finished album. We weren't going to give up until we got that. – Roger Andrew Taylor
  13. The songs were really complicated. I used to meet people in bar bands who were trying to play our songs and they were really struggling with it. Technically it was really difficult stuff. – Kip Winger
  14. Having that amount of nominations makes me a little nervous, because you feel that the bar is really high, the expectations are really high, but it also feels great. – Lee Ann Womack
  15. An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Usage examples for bar

  1. Q. Is there a bar connected with the place? – The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt by Oliver Remey Henry Cochems Wheeler Bloodgood
  2. He has read for the Bar and is younger than Mr. Redworth. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. " Mornin'," repeated the man behind the bar – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford
  4. There isn't a soul in the bar and maybe you'd like a drop of something before your tea. – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  5. Two gaolers, who had been standing there, went out, and the prisoner was brought in, and put to the bar – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  6. I must see and have this lad of mine brought up to the bar – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  7. She took a fifty to one chance at the bar and she nearly lost. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. Then he gave a sudden leap and sat down on the bar several yards off. – Leo the Circus Boy by Ralph Bonehill
  9. They seemed strangely unable to offer any remedy except to keep on paying and in every way possible bar unpleasant news from the newspapers. – The Rat Racket by David Henry Keller
  10. My wife couldn't read or write, and she was the best woman that ever lived, bar none. – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  11. More unintelligible than this was it to reflect that he must know the challenge to be of itself a bar to his meeting his Clotilde ever again. – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  12. All the same, she's too substantial somehow for me to imagine her leaning out over any gold bar of Heaven. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  13. He read the whole account of Bar Shalmon's life. – Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends by Gertrude Landa
  14. The next moment the heavy bar was slipped aside. – The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army by Margaret Vandercook
  15. The bar keeper looked after him thoughtfully. – The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  16. " It would mean nothing for me to have it on the left one- while that bar of gold is there," she had told him. – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  17. He put his glass on the bar and left. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  18. I too go forward to Bar – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  19. " He shan't stir a step," said Bunnit to the bar keeper. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  20. And the figure that had appeared, why should it pause and speak to one of the men at the bar and not come at once to him. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs

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