1. A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter (synset 102800154)
    "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
  2. A counter where you can obtain food or drink (synset 102792510)
    "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 (synset 102791712)
    "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
  4. Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats (synset 106877775)
    "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
  5. An obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal (synset 102792294)
    "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
  6. The act of preventing (synset 101079274)
    "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
  7. (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter (synset 113733960)
    "unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter"
  8. A submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore (synset 109236967)
    "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
  9. The body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction (synset 108129368)
    "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
  10. A narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background (synset 104690493)
    "a green toad with small black stripes or bars"; "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"
  11. A block of solid substance (such as soap or wax) (synset 102940853)
    "a bar of chocolate"
  12. A portable .30 caliber 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 (synset 102910716)
  13. A horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises (synset 102793177)
  14. A heating element in an electric fire (synset 102793035)
    "an electric fire with three bars"
  15. (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried (synset 102792793)
    "spectators were not allowed past the bar"
  1. Prevent from entering;
    Keep out (synset 200798250)
    "He was barred from membership in the club"
  2. Render unsuitable for passage (synset 201480632)
    "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
  3. Expel, as if by official decree (synset 202509452)
    "he was banished from his own country"
  4. Secure with, or as if with, bars (synset 201345592)
    "He barred the door"

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