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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, saloon bar [Brit], cantina, lounge 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"
Preposition: bar  baa(r)
  1. With the exception of
    - except
Noun: BAR
  1. A portable .30 calibre automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
    - Browning automatic rifle

Sounds like: baa

Derived forms: bars, barring, barred

Type of: automatic, automatic rifle, barrier, block, close up, counter, disallow, expel, fasten, fix, forbid, heating element, hinderance, hindrance, impede, impediment, impedimenta, implement, interdict, interference, jam, kick out, machine rifle, 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: bars, boozer [Brit], court, courtroom, gin mill [N. Amer], goal, groggery [Brit, US, archaic], high bar, horizontal bar, inn [Brit], parallel bars, 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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