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Bar 1Definition: 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.
Bar 2Definition: 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.
Bar 3Definition: Anything which
obstructs, hinders, or
prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.
Bar 4Definition: A bank of sand, gravel, or other matter,
esp. at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation.
Bar 5Definition: 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.
Bar 6Definition: 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.
Bar 7Definition: The place in court where
prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence.
Bar 8Definition: The whole body of
lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession.
Bar 9Definition: Any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of God.
Bar 10Definition: 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.
Bar 11Definition: An ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying only one fifth part of the field.
Bar 12Definition: A broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, a bar of light; a bar of color.
Bar 13Definition: A vertical line across the staff.
Bars divide the staff into
spaces which represent
measures, and are themselves called
Bar 14Definition: The space between the
grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.
Bar 15Definition: A drilling or tamping rod.
Bar 16Definition: A vein or dike crossing a lode.
Bar 17Definition: A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.
Bar 18Definition: A slender strip of wood which
supports the glass of a window; a sash bar.
Bar 19Definition: To fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate.
Bar 20Definition: To except; to exclude by exception.
Bar 21Definition: To cross with one or more
bar 22Definition: the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was
allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
bar 23Definition: 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"
bar 24Definition: an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
bar 25Definition: a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
bar 26Definition: (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"
bar 27Definition: a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars"
bar 28Definition: a horizontal rod that
serves as a support for
gymnasts as they perform
bar 29Definition: a room or establishment where alcoholic
drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his
sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
BAR 30Definition: a portable 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
bar 31Definition: a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate"
bar 32Definition: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
bar 33Definition: the body of
individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
bar 34Definition: a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
bar 35Definition: (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"
bar 36Definition: prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
bar 37Definition: secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door"
bar 38Definition: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the
streets"; "stop the busy road"
bar 39Definition: expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"