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  1. [noun] a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
    Synonyms: room, saloon, ginmill, taproom

  2. [noun] a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"

  3. [noun] 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. [noun] musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
    Synonyms: measure

  5. [noun] an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"

  6. [noun] the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
    Synonyms: prevention

  7. [noun] (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"

  8. [noun] 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. [noun] the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
    Synonyms: legal profession, legal community

  10. [noun] a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate"
    Synonyms: cake

  11. [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
    Synonyms: Browning automatic rifle, BAR

  12. [noun] a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises

  13. [noun] a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars"

  14. [noun] (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"

  15. [verb] prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
    Synonyms: deexclude

  16. [verb] render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
    Synonyms: ricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up

  17. [verb] expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"
    Synonyms: banish, relegate

  18. [verb] secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door"


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