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'bar' - used as a noun
1. 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
2. a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
3. a counter where you can obtain food or drink
he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar
4. 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
5. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song
6. an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar
7. the act of preventing
there was no bar against leaving
8. (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
9. a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river
10. the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey
11. a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
a bar of chocolate
12. a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
13. a heating element in an electric fire
an electric fire with three bars
14. (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' - used as a verb
15. prevent from entering; keep out
He was barred from membership in the club
16. render unsuitable for passage
17. expel, as if by official decree
18. secure with, or as if with, bars
He barred the door

derived forms
1. Bar / Plural
2. Bar / Past
3. Bar / Third Person
4. Bar / Present Participle
Variations of 'bar'
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