Meaning of bar by Wiktionary Dictionary
- A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length .
- ( countable, uncountable, metallurgy ) A solid metal object with uniform ( round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular ) cross-section; in the US its smallest dimension is .25 inch or greater, a piece of thinner material being called a strip .
- A cuboid piece of any solid commodity .
- A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart .
- A diacritical mark that consists of a line drawn through a grapheme. ( For example, turning A into Ⱥ. )
- A business licensed to sell alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house .
- The counter of such a premises .
- A counter, or simply a cabinet, from which alcoholic drinks are served in a private house or a hotel room .
- In combinations such as coffee bar, juice bar, etc., a premises or counter serving non-alcoholic drinks .
- An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity .
- ( computing, whimsical, derived from fubar ) A metasyntactic variable representing an unspecified entity, often the second in a series, following foo .
- ( UK, law ) The railing surrounding the part of a courtroom in which the judges, lawyers, defendants and witnesses stay
- ( law, "the Bar" ) Short for the Bar exam, the legal licensing exam .
- ( law, "the Bar" ) A collective term for lawyers or the legal profession; specifically applied to barristers in some countries but including all lawyers in others .
- ( music ) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value .
- ( music ) One of those musical sections .
- ( sports ) A horizontal pole that must be crossed in high jump and pole vault
- ( soccer ) The crossbar
- ( backgammon ) The central divider between the inner and outer table of a backgammon board, where stones are placed if they are hit .
- An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act
- A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water .
- ( nautical ) A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other substance, especially a formation extending across the mouth of a river or harbor or off a beach, and which may obstruct navigation. ( FM 55-501 ) .
- ( heraldry ) One of the ordinaries in heraldry; a fess .
- An informal unit of measure of signal strength for a wireless device such as a cell phone .
- A city gate in UK places names, such as 'Potters Bar.'
- ( business licensed to sell intoxicating beverages ): barroom, ginshop, pub ( UK ), public house, tavern
- ( official order prohibiting some activity ): ban, prohibition
- ( section of a staff, in music ): measure
- See also Wikisaurus:pub
- admitted to the bar
- anti-roll bar
- at the bar
- bar billiards
- bar chart
- bar code
- Bar Council
- bar graph
- bar iron
- bar lunch
- bar magnet
- bar meal
- bar of chocolate
- bar of soap
- bar parlour
- bar room
- bar sinister
- bar steward
- bar wood
- bastard bar
- behind bars
- behind the bar
- bus bar
- buttery bar
- called to the bar
- called within the bar
- cash bar
- chocolate bar
- coffee bar
- colour bar
- crush bar
- disbar, disbarment
- double bar
- fire bar
- five bar
- full bar
- gay bar
- horizontal bar
- hosted bar
- inner bar
- juice bar
- kangaroo bar
- karaoke bar
- lounge bar
- luncheon bar
- milk bar
- no host bar
- open bar
- outer bar
- parallel bars
- public bar
- raise the bar
- ( heraldry ): Ordinary on Wikipedia .
- ( transitive ) To obstruct the passage of ( someone or something ) .
- 1906, Alfred Noyes, The Highwayman:
- "One kiss, my bonny sweetheart, I'm after a prize to-night, / But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light; / Yet, if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day, / Then look for me by moonlight, / Watch for me by moonlight, / I'll come to thee by moonlight, though Hell should bar the way."
- 1906, Alfred Noyes, The Highwayman:
- ( transitive ) To prohibit .
- ( transitive ) To lock or bolt with a bar .
- ( obstruct ): block, hinder, obstruct
- ( prohibit ): ban, interdict, prohibit
- ( lock or bolt with a bar ):
- See also Wikisaurus:hinder
- Except, with the exception of .
- ( horse racing ) Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name .
- barricade the streets
- a bar of chocolate
- Bar ( bär ), n. [OE. barre, F. barre, fr. LL. barra, W. bar the branch of a tree, bar, baren branch, Gael. & Ir. barra bar. √91.]
1. A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a lever and for various other purposes, but especially for a hindrance, obstruction, or fastening; as, “the bars of a fence or gate; the bar of a door”.
Thou shalt make bars of shittim wood. Ex. xxvi. 26.
2. An indefinite quantity of some substance, so shaped as to be long in proportion to its breadth and thickness; as, “a bar of gold or of lead; a bar of soap”.
3. Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.
Must I new bars to my own joy create? Dryden.
4. A bank of sand, gravel, or other matter, esp. at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation.
5. Any railing that divides a room, or office, or hall of assembly, in order to reserve a space for those having special privileges; as, “the bar of the House of Commons”.
6. ( Law ) The railing that incloses the place which counsel occupy in courts of justice. Hence, the phrase at the bar of the court signifies in open court. The place in court where prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence. The whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession. A special plea constituting a sufficient answer to plaintiff's action.
7. Any tribunal; as, “the bar of public opinion; the bar of God”.
8. A barrier or counter, over which liquors and food are passed to customers; hence, the portion of the room behind the counter where liquors for sale are kept.
9. ( Her. ) An ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying only one fifth part of the field.
10. A broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, “a bar of light; a bar of color”.
11. ( Mus. ) A vertical line across the staff. Bars divide the staff into spaces which represent measures, and are themselves called measures.
☞ A double bar marks the end of a strain or main division of a movement, or of a whole piece of music; in psalmody, it marks the end of a line of poetry. The term bar is very often loosely used for measure, i.e., for such length of music, or of silence, as is included between one bar and the next; as, a passage of eight bars; two bars' rest.
12. ( Far. ) pl. The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed. The part of the crust of a horse's hoof which is bent inwards towards the frog at the heel on each side, and extends into the center of the sole.
13. ( Mining ) A drilling or tamping rod. A vein or dike crossing a lode.
14. ( Arch. ) A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town. A slender strip of wood which divides and supports the glass of a window; a sash bar.
Bar shoe ( Far. ), a kind of horseshoe having a bar across the usual opening at the heel, to protect a tender frog from injury. -- Bar shot, a double headed shot, consisting of a bar, with a ball or half ball at each end; -- formerly used for destroying the masts or rigging in naval combat. -- Bar sinister ( Her. ), a term popularly but erroneously used for baton, a mark of illegitimacy. See Baton. -- Bar tracery ( Arch. ), ornamental stonework resembling bars of iron twisted into the forms required. -- Blank bar ( Law ). See Blank. -- Case at bar ( Law ), a case presently before the court; a case under argument. -- In bar of, as a sufficient reason against; to prevent. -- Matter in bar, or Defence in bar, any matter which is a final defense in an action. -- Plea in bar, a plea which goes to bar or defeat the plaintiff's action absolutely and entirely. -- Trial at bar ( Eng. Law ), a trial before all the judges of one the superior courts of Westminster, or before a quorum representing the full court.
- Bar ( bär ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Barred ( bärd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Barring.] [ F. barrer. See Bar, n.]
1. To fasten with a bar; as, “to bar a door or gate”.
2. To restrict or confine, as if by a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to prevent; to prohibit; as, “to bar the entrance of evil; distance bars our intercourse; the statute bars my right; the right is barred by time; a release bars the plaintiff's recovery”; -- sometimes with up.
He barely looked the idea in the face, and hastened to bar it in its dungeon. Hawthorne.
3. To except; to exclude by exception.
Nay, but I bar to-night: you shall not gauge me
By what we do to-night. Shak.
4. To cross with one or more stripes or lines.
For the sake of distinguishing the feet more clearly, I have barred them singly. Burney.
From Ancient Greek βάρος ( baros, “weight” ), coined c. 1900 .
bar ( plural: bars )
From Proto-Germanic *baizaz .
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