Definitions for BARbɑr

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word BAR

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

barbɑr(n.; v.; prep.)barred, bar•ring

  1. (n.)a relatively long, evenly shaped piece of some solid substance, as metal or wood, used as a guard or obstruction or for some mechanical purpose:

    the bars of a prison.

  2. an oblong piece of any solid material:

    a bar of soap; a candy bar.

  3. an ingot, lump, or wedge of gold or silver.

    Category: Metallurgy

  4. a long ridge of sand, gravel, or other material near or slightly above the surface of a body of water, often an obstruction to navigation.

    Category: Geology, Geography (terms)

  5. any obstacle or barrier.

  6. a counter or place where beverages, esp. liquors, or light foods are served to customers:

    a coffee bar, a wine bar.

  7. a barroom or tavern.

  8. a counter, small wagon, or similar piece of furniture for serving food or beverages:

    a breakfast bar.

    Category: Furniture

  9. the legal profession: a bar examination: an objection that nullifies an action or claim. a railing in a courtroom separating the general public from the judges, jury, attorneys, etc. Brit. a wooden railing in front of the judge's bench. Brit. (formerly) a partition in the Inns of Court separating the readers from the general students.

    admitted to the bar.

    to pass the bar.

    Category: Law

  10. any tribunal:

    the bar of justice.

    Category: Law

  11. a band or strip:

    a bar of light.

  12. a crowbar.

  13. the line marking the division between two measures of music. the unit of music contained between two bar lines; measure.

    Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: double bar.

  14. barre.

    Category: Music and Dance

  15. an iron or steel shape, as a T-bar.

    Category: Building Trades

    Ref: muntin .

  16. one of a pair of metal or cloth insignia of rank worn by military officers.

    Category: Military

  17. a space between the molar and canine teeth of a horse into which the bit is fitted.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

  18. (in a bridle) the mouthpiece connecting the cheeks.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

  19. a horizontal band on a heraldic shield.

    Category: Heraldry

  20. (v.t.)to equip or fasten with a bar or bars:

    to bar the door.

  21. to block by or as if by bars:

    to bar the exits.

  22. to prevent or hinder:

    to bar one's entrance.

  23. to exclude or except:

    barred from membership.

  24. to mark with bars, stripes, or bands.

  25. (prep.)except; omitting; but:

    bar none.

Idioms for bar:

  1. behind bars,in jail.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bar:

1175–1225; ME barre < OF < VL *barra rod, of obscure orig.



  1. a cgs unit of pressure, equal to one million dynes per square centimeter.

    Category: Weights and Measures, Physics

Origin of bar:

1900–05; < Gk báros weight


  1. Browning automatic rifle.

    Category: Military


  1. Baruch.

    Category: Bible, Name

* Bible..


  1. barometer.

    Category: Meteorology

  2. barrel.

  3. barrister.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. bar(noun)

    a counter where you can obtain food or drink

    "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"

  3. 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"

  4. measure, bar(noun)

    musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats

    "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"

  5. bar(noun)

    an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal

    "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"

  6. prevention, bar(noun)

    the act of preventing

    "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

  7. bar(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. bar(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. 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"

  10. 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"

  11. cake, bar(noun)

    a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)

    "a bar of chocolate"

  12. 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

  13. bar(noun)

    a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises

  14. bar(noun)

    a heating element in an electric fire

    "an electric fire with three bars"

  15. bar(verb)

    (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"

  16. bar, debar, exclude(verb)

    prevent from entering; keep out

    "He was barred from membership in the club"

  17. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar(verb)

    render unsuitable for passage

    "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"

  18. banish, relegate, bar(verb)

    expel, as if by official decree

    "he was banished from his own country"

  19. bar(verb)

    secure with, or as if with, bars

    "He barred the door"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bar(noun)ɑr

    a public place where alcohol is served

    They went to a bar after work.; a wine bar

  2. barɑr

    a long counter where alcohol is served

    a woman sitting at the bar

  3. barɑr

    a solid block of a substance

    a bar of chocolate/soap

  4. barɑr

    a long piece of metal

    bars on a prison cell

  5. barɑr

    a strip with icons or buttons at the edge of a computer screen

    a tool bar

  6. barɑr

    a musical measure

    a few bars of melody

  7. bar(verb)ɑr

    to prevent from entering

    The police barred the doors.

  8. barɑr

    to officially forbid; = prohibit

    to bar newspapers from publishing the story


  1. Bar(ProperNoun)

    A city in Montenegro.

  2. Origin: From barre, from barre

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bar(noun)

    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

  2. Bar(noun)

    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. Bar(noun)

    anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier

  4. Bar(noun)

    a bank of sand, gravel, or other matter, esp. at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation

  5. Bar(noun)

    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. Bar(noun)

    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

  7. Bar(noun)

    the place in court where prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence

  8. Bar(noun)

    the whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession

  9. Bar(noun)

    a special plea constituting a sufficient answer to plaintiff's action

  10. Bar(noun)

    any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of God

  11. Bar(noun)

    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

  12. Bar(noun)

    an ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying only one fifth part of the field

  13. Bar(noun)

    a broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, a bar of light; a bar of color

  14. Bar(noun)

    a vertical line across the staff. Bars divide the staff into spaces which represent measures, and are themselves called measures

  15. Bar(noun)

    the space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed

  16. Bar(noun)

    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

  17. Bar(noun)

    a drilling or tamping rod

  18. Bar(noun)

    a vein or dike crossing a lode

  19. Bar(noun)

    a gatehouse of a castle or fortified town

  20. Bar(noun)

    a slender strip of wood which divides and supports the glass of a window; a sash bar

  21. Bar(noun)

    to fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate

  22. Bar(noun)

    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

  23. Bar(noun)

    to except; to exclude by exception

  24. Bar(noun)

    to cross with one or more stripes or lines


  1. Bar

    The bar is a non-SI unit of pressure, defined by the IUPAC as exactly equal to 100,000 Pa. It is about equal to the atmospheric pressure on Earth at sea level, and since 1982 the IUPAC has recommended that the standard for atmospheric pressure should be harmonized to 100,000 Pa = 1 bar ≈ 750.0616827 Torr. The same definition is used in the compressor and the pneumatic tool industries. The bar and the millibar were introduced by the British meteorologist William Napier Shaw in 1909, while he was the director of the Meteorological Office in London. Units derived from the bar are the megabar, kilobar, decibar, centibar, and millibar. They are not SI or cgs units, but they are accepted for use with the SI. The bar is legally recognized in countries of the European Union. The bar unit is sometimes deprecated. While the BIPM includes it under the class "Non-SI units accepted for use with the SI", the NIST includes it in the list of units to avoid and recommends to use kilopascals and megapascals instead. Bar is a unit of gauge pressure, i.e., pressure in bars above ambient or atmospheric pressure; see absolute pressure and gauge pressure below.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. bar

    1. [very common] The second metasyntactic variable, after foo and before baz. “Suppose we have two functions: FOO and BAR. FOO calls BAR....” 2. Often appended to foo to produce foobar.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. bar

    A submerged or emerged embankment of sand, gravel, or mud created on the sea floor in shallow water by waves and currents. A bar may be composed of mollusk shells.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BAR' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1416

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BAR' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1046

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BAR' in Nouns Frequency: #446

Anagrams of BAR

  1. ABR, ARB, bra

Translations for BAR

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a rod or oblong piece (especially of a solid substance)

a gold bar; a bar of chocolate; iron bars on the windows.

Get even more translations for BAR »


Find a translation for the BAR definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these BAR definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"BAR." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for BAR?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for BAR: