What does x-bar mean?

Definitions for x-bar

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word x-bar.


  1. X-bar(Noun)

    A phrase, or, equivalently, a node in a syntax tree, which consists either of: (1) an adjunct and another X-bar phrase, (2) a head, X, and an optional complement, or (3) a conjunction sandwiched between two other X-bars. The X is a "pro-letter" which can be substituted by letters such as N for noun, V for verb, P for preposition, I for inflectional, etc.

  2. Origin: Pronunciation of its text representation: a letter X with overbar.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of x-bar in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of x-bar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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.

Images & Illustrations of x-bar

  1. x-barx-barx-bar


Find a translation for the x-bar definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these x-bar definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


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


"x-bar." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 21 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/x-bar>.

Are we missing a good definition for x-bar? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for x-bar:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.