barroom, bar, saloon, ginmill, taproom(noun)
a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
"he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
a counter where you can obtain food or drink
"he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
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"
musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
"the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
measure, standard, measuring stick, metre, quantity, meter, amount, mensuration, legal profession, measuring, taproom, criterion, streak, barroom, step, bill, prevention, measurement, saloon, beat, cake, stripe, legal community, ginmill, cadence, measuring rod, touchstone
an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
"it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
the act of preventing
"there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
(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"
a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
"the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
legal profession, bar, legal community(noun)
the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
"he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
stripe, streak, bar(noun)
a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
"a green toad with small black stripes or bars"; "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"
a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
"a bar of chocolate"
Browning automatic rifle, BAR(noun)
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
a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
a heating element in an electric fire
"an electric fire with three bars"
(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"
bar, debar, exclude(verb)
prevent from entering; keep out
"He was barred from membership in the club"
except, ward off, debar, leave out, fend off, block up, banish, avoid, forfend, avert, boot out, suspend, turf out, block off, shut, blockade, head off, leave off, deflect, stave off, take out, keep out, block, exclude, stop, forefend, chuck out, barricade, turn out, obviate, relegate, shut out, eject, omit
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar(verb)
render unsuitable for passage
"block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
debar, block up, banish, lug, cease, immobilize, seal off, relegate, obturate, hold on, give up, jam, arrest, block off, close up, end, blank out, freeze, finish, obstruct, terminate, deflect, parry, embarrass, hold back, kibosh, lay off, draw a blank, stop over, hinder, break, impede, block, shut off, forget, exclude, stop, stuff, stymy, break off, turn back, blockade, immobilise, occlude, barricade, discontinue, halt, contain, close off, barricado, choke up, intercept, stymie, quit, check
banish, relegate, bar(verb)
expel, as if by official decree
"he was banished from his own country"
barricade, blockade, block up, relegate, bump, cast out, banish, classify, ban, blackball, submit, demote, break, debar, block, kick downstairs, ostracize, block off, pass on, exclude, ostracise, stop, shun
secure with, or as if with, bars
"He barred the door"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A bar is something that is or may be firmly fixed, ordinarily with intent to prevent entrance or egress; as, the bars of a prison cell; the bars of a wood-lot. A barrier obstructs, but is not necessarily impassable. Barrier is used of objects more extensive than those to which bar is ordinarily applied. A mountain range may be a barrier to exploration; but a mass of sand across the entrance to a harbor is called a bar. Discovered falsehood is a bar to confidence. Barricade has become practically a technical name for an improvised street fortification, and, unless in some way modified, is usually so understood. A parapet is a low or breast-high wall, as about the edge of a roof, terrace, etc., especially, in military use, such a wall for the protection of troops; a rampart is the embankment surrounding a fort, on which the parapet is raised; the word rampart is often used as including the parapet. Bulwark is a general word for any defensive wall or rampart; its only technical use at present is in nautical language, where it signifies the raised side of a ship above the upper deck, topped by the rail. Compare BOUNDARY; IMPEDIMENT.
A barrier to progress, against invasion; a barrier between nations.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
body of lawyers
fasten with a bar
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How to use bar in a sentence?
So many people who are die-hard Quest bar fans have attacked me personally.
During our time here, it was the most awarded cocktail bar in the world, that's what put us on the world stage.
We're committed to fairly and equitably compensating all our employees, and we review all employee compensation on at least an annual basis to ensure that it meets that bar.
This COVID-19 is an accelerant of change, the go-go bar and its very one-dimensional concept of a stage and ladies dancing on it with a number. I think that's already over, they just don't know that yet.
The decoration is magnificent at this New Orleans-inspired spot, voodoo, sorcery, the menu printed on tarot cards... This cocktail bar really stands out because of this cool, unique décor.
Translations for bar
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- خانة, بارArabic
- бар, адвакату́ра, піўна́яBelarusian
- ивица, бар, тактова черта, пръчка, адвокатура, препречвам, преграждам, пускам резе, изключвам, отстранявамBulgarian
- Barren, Kneipe, Stück, Strich, Block, Bar, Verbot, Beisl, Sandbank, Takt, Theke, Taktstrich, Balken, Streifen, Tafel, Stange, Tresen, blockieren, versperren, verbietenGerman
- κομμάτι, πλάκα, διαστολή, πλακίδιο, μπαράκι, ποινικολογία, μπαρ, καπηλειό, ράβδος, δικηγορία, ποτοπωλείο, δικηγόροιGreek
- malpermeso, bufedo, prohibicio, stango, malpermesi, bloki, bariEsperanto
- barra, bar, barrarSpanish
- baarikapp, baarEstonian
- میله, بارPersian
- anniskelupaikka, tiski, lakimieskunta, särkkä, kapakka, tanko, pala, palkki, patukka, baarikaappi, rima, harkko, bee, tahti, baari, kielto, tahtiviiva, pylväs, viiva, baaritiski, tukkia, estää, kieltää, teljetä, sulkea, salvataFinnish
- ølstova, bar, barr, barrskiva, ølklubbiFaroese
- bar, barre, mesure, comptoir, zinc, bloquer, interdire, barrerFrench
- bàr, gàdScottish Gaelic
- באר, סורגHebrew
- rúd, kocsma, bár, keresztbetesz, útját álljaHungarian
- prohibition, bar, barra, prohibir, barrarInterlingua
- pöbb, slá, stöng, bar, ölstofa, taktur, taktstrik, kráIcelandic
- bar, asticella, barra, bancone, vietareItalian
- パブ, 居酒屋, バーJapanese
- 술집, 바Korean
- forum, oecusLatin
- bārs, stienis, krogs, bāriņšLatvian
- drikkested, bjelke, kneipe, felt, bar, bom, linje, buleNorwegian
- maat, blok, taveerne, bar, balie, reep, stang, tapkast, advocatuur, baar, verbod, maatstreep, café, orde van advocaten, toog, ban, zandbank, staaf, stuk, versperren, verbieden, vergrendelen, barreren, blokkerenDutch
- -bar, barNorwegian
- barra, bar, proibição, advocacia, balcão, barrar, proibirPortuguese
- bara, barRomanian
- стержень, бар, отмель, прут, плитка, такт, стойка, брус, планка, кабак, тактовая черта, пивная, брусок, банкаRussian
- bary, barSlovak
- förbud, bar, ribba, stång, krog, advokatsamfund, grund, disk, bank, bom, takt, barskåp, taktstreck, sandbank, pub, spärra, avlysa, regla, utesluta, förbjudaSwedish
- bar, meyhane, yasaklamak, sürgülemek, önünü kesmekTurkish
- пивна́, каба́к, бар, пивни́ця, кна́йпаUkrainian
- quán rượuVietnamese
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