Noun: bars baa(r)z
Noun: bar baa(r)
- Gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights
"we enjoyed our round of the local bars";
- parallel bars
Verb: bar (barred,barring) baa(r)
- 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, cantina, saloon bar [Brit], lounge bar [Brit]
- A counter where you can obtain food or drink
"he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
- 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"
- Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
"the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song";
- An obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
"it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
- The act of preventing
"there was no bar against leaving";
- (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"
- A submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
"the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
- (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
- A narrow marking of a different colour or texture from the background
"a green toad with small black stripes or bars";
- stripe, streak
- A block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
"a bar of chocolate";
- A horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
- [Brit] A heating element in an electric fire
"an electric fire with three bars"
- (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"
- Disallow membership or entry
"He was barred from membership in the club";
- debar, exclude
- Render unsuitable for passage
"bar the streets";
- barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up
- Expel, as if by official decree
"he was barred from his own country";
- banish, relegate
- 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
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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