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Definitions of bar:
  • noun:   a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon
    Example: "There were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
  • noun:   an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
    Example: "It was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
  • noun:   a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    Example: "He bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
  • noun:   (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried
    Example: "Spectators were not allowed past the bar"
  • noun:   a heating element in an electric fire
    Example: "An electric fire with three bars"
  • noun:   a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
  • noun:   a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
    Example: "The boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
  • noun:   (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter
    Example: "Unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter"
  • noun:   the act of preventing
    Example: "There was no bar against leaving"
  • noun:   a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    Example: "He drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
  • noun:   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
  • noun:   a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
    Example: "A bar of chocolate"
  • noun:   musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
    Example: "The orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
  • noun:   the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
    Example: "He was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
  • verb:   prevent from entering; keep out
    Example: "He was barred from membership in the club"
  • verb:   secure with, or as if with, bars
    Example: "He barred the door"
  • verb:   expel, as if by official decree
  • verb:   render unsuitable for passage
    Example: "Barricade the streets"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #41405)

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