What does BAR mean?

Definitions for BARbɑr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BAR.

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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bar

    bär, n. a rod of any solid substance: a bolt: a hindrance or obstruction—the barrier of a city or street, as the bars of York, Temple Bar, a toll-bar: a bank of sand or other matter at the mouth of a river: any terminus or limit (of life)—e.g. as in To cross the bar: the railing that encloses a space in a tavern, the counter across which drinks are served, a public-house: the wooden rail dividing off the judge's seat, at which prisoners are placed for arraignment or sentence—hence, To appear at the bar, To pass the bar = to be formally referred for trial from a lower court to a higher: any tribunal: the pleaders in a court as distinguished from the judges: a division in music.—v.t. to fasten or secure, as with a bar: to hinder or exclude:—pr.p. bar′ring; pa.p. barred.—ns. Bar′-ī′ron, iron in malleable bars; Bar′maid, a female waiter at the bar of a tavern or hotel.—prep. Bar′ring, excepting, saving.—ns. Bar′ring-out, the shutting of the school-room doors and windows by the pupils against the master, in order to enforce assent to their demands; Bar′wood, a kind of red dye-wood imported from Africa in bars. [O. Fr. barre—Low L. barra, perh. of Celt. origin.]

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.

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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 for BAR »

  1. ABR, ARB, bra


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BAR in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BAR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ron Perkinson:

    It's not a bar.

  2. Sunny Hostin:

    The bar is very high.

  3. Craig Ferguson:

    I've set the bar very low.

  4. Lais Guarizzi:

    Samarco is not some little bar.

  5. Andrew Dallwitz:

    My bar is 18 feet up on stilts.

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Translations for BAR

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • خانة, بارArabic
  • бар, адвакату́ра, піўна́яBelarusian
  • ивица, бар, тактова черта, пръчка, адвокатура, препречвам, преграждам, пускам резе, изключвам, отстранявамBulgarian
  • barCzech
  • barDanish
  • 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
  • urchoiscIrish
  • bàr, gàdScottish Gaelic
  • barrManx
  • באר, סורגHebrew
  • rúd, kocsma, bár, keresztbetesz, útját álljaHungarian
  • բարArmenian
  • 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
  • ბარიGeorgian
  • 술집, 바Korean
  • forum, oecusLatin
  • bārs, stienis, krogs, bāriņšLatvian
  • aukatiMāori
  • баарMongolian
  • 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
  • barPolish
  • barra, bar, proibição, advocacia, balcão, barrar, proibirPortuguese
  • bara, barRomanian
  • стержень, бар, отмель, прут, плитка, такт, стойка, брус, планка, кабак, тактовая черта, пивная, брусок, банкаRussian
  • тозибSerbo-Croatian
  • bary, barSlovak
  • drogSlovene
  • förbud, bar, ribba, stång, krog, advokatsamfund, grund, disk, bank, bom, takt, barskåp, taktstreck, sandbank, pub, spärra, avlysa, regla, utesluta, förbjudaSwedish
  • பாளம்Tamil
  • కడ్డీTelugu
  • bar, meyhane, yasaklamak, sürgülemek, önünü kesmekTurkish
  • пивна́, каба́к, бар, пивни́ця, кна́йпаUkrainian
  • quán rượuVietnamese

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