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  Definition of Bar
  1. the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
  2. 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"
  3. an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
  4. a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
  5. (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"
  6. a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars"
  7. a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
  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 War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
  10. a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate"
  11. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
  12. the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
  13. a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
  14. (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"
  15. prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
  16. secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door"
  17. render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
  18. expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"
Similar Words: prevention, barroom, saloon, ginmill, taproom, Browning automatic rifle, BAR, cake, measure, legal profession, legal community, debar, exclude, barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, banish, relegate


Hyponyms: averting, debarment, disqualification, interception, nonproliferation, non-proliferation, obviation, forestalling, preclusion, prophylaxis, save, suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling, belaying pin, bolt, deadbolt, carpenter's level, chinning bar, core, crossbar, drawbar, fret, grab bar, handlebar, handspike, heaver, lever, rail, rotor, shackle, slice bar, stabilizer bar, anti-sway bar, towel rail, towel bar, track, rails, cash bar, oyster bar, salad bar, snack bar, snack counter, buffet, soda fountain, sushi bar, wet bar, wine bar, barrelhouse, honky-tonk, cocktail lounge, sawdust saloon, speakeasy, tablet, sandbar, sand bar, shut off, block off, close off, close, spike


Grouped Verbs: obstruct, block


Part Meronyms: goal, court, courtroom, horizontal bar, high bar, parallel bars, bars, public house, pub, saloon, pothouse, gin mill, taphouse


Derivational Morphology: debar, exclude, prevent, keep, barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, exclusion, debarment, prevention, catch, plug, stopper, stopple, blockage, closure, occlusion, blocking, interference, roadblock, relegation, banishment, proscription


Anagrams: bra, arb


Language Translations:
Dutch: bar and stang   Esperanto: stango  
Estonian: baar   Finnish: baari and palkki  
French: bar and barre   German: Bar and Block  
Greek: ράβδος and μπαρ   Interlingua: bar and barra  
Italian: bar   Portuguese: bar and barra  
Spanish: bar and barra   Swedish: bar and ribba  
Telugu: కడ్డీ  
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