[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
[noun] a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
[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"
[noun] musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song" Synonyms:measure
[noun] an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
[noun] the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza" Synonyms:prevention
[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"
[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"
[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
[noun] a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate" Synonyms:cake
[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
[noun] a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
[noun] a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars"
[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"
[verb] prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club" Synonyms:deexclude