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Noun: bars  baa(r)z
  1. Gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights
    "we enjoyed our round of the local bars";
    - parallel bars
Noun: bar  baa(r)
  1. A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar";
    - barroom [N. Amer], saloon, ginmill [N. Amer], taproom, lounge bar [Brit], cantina, saloon bar [Brit]
     
  2. A counter where you can obtain food or drink
    "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the 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"
     
  4. Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
    "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song";
    - measure
     
  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";
    - prevention
     
  7. (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimetre
    "unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimetre"
     
  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. (law) the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
    "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey";
    - legal profession, legal community
     
  10. A narrow marking of a different colour or texture from the background
    "a green toad with small black stripes or bars";
    - stripe, streak
     
  11. A block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
    "a bar of chocolate";
    - cake
     
  12. A horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
     
  13. [Brit] A heating element in an electric fire
    "an electric fire with three bars"
     
  14. (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"
Verb: bar (barred,barring)  baa(r)
  1. Disallow membership or entry
    "He was barred from membership in the club";
    - debar, exclude
     
  2. Render unsuitable for passage
    "bar the streets";
    - barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up
     
  3. Expel, as if by official decree
    "he was barred from his own country";
    - banish, relegate
     
  4. Secure with, or as if with, bars
    "He barred the door"

Type of: barrier, block, close up, counter, disallow, exerciser, expel, fasten, fix, forbid, gymnastic apparatus, heating element, hinderance, hindrance, impede, impediment, impedimenta, implement, interdict, interference, jam, kick out, marking, musical notation, nix [N. Amer], obstruct, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, obturate, occlude, pressure unit, profession, prohibit, proscribe, rail, railing, ridge, room, secure, support, throw out, veto

Antonym: unbar

Part of: boozer [Brit], court, courtroom, gin mill [N. Amer], goal, groggery [Brit, US, archaic], high bar, horizontal bar, inn [Brit], pothouse [US], pub [Brit, Cdn], public house [Brit], saloon [Brit], tap house [archaic], taphouse [archaic], tavern [N. Amer], watering hole [Brit]

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