n. v. barred, bar•ring, prep.
1) 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[/ex]
2) an oblong piece of any solid material:
a bar of soap; a candy bar[/ex]
3) mel an ingot, lump, or wedge of gold or silver
4) gel geo 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
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[/ex]
7) a barroom or tavern
8) fur a counter, small wagon, or similar piece of furniture for serving food or beverages:
a breakfast bar[/ex]
9) law
a) the legal profession:
admitted to the bar[/ex]
b) a bar examination:
to pass the bar[/ex]
c) an objection that nullifies an action or claim
d) a railing in a courtroom separating the general public from the judges, jury, attorneys, etc
e) Brit. a wooden railing in front of the judge's bench
f) Brit. (formerly) a partition in the Inns of Court separating the readers from the general students
10) law any tribunal:
the bar of justice[/ex]
11) a band or strip:
a bar of light[/ex]
12) a crowbar
13) mad
a) the line marking the division between two measures of music
c) the unit of music contained between two bar lines; measure
14) mad barre
15) bui
a) an iron or steel shape, as a T-bar
16) mil one of a pair of metal or cloth insignia of rank worn by military officers
17) dch a space between the molar and canine teeth of a horse into which the bit is fitted
18) dch (in a bridle) the mouthpiece connecting the cheeks
19) her a horizontal band on a heraldic shield
20) to equip or fasten with a bar or bars:
to bar the door[/ex]
21) to block by or as if by bars:
to bar the exits[/ex]
22) to prevent or hinder:
to bar one's entrance[/ex]
23) to exclude or except:
barred from membership[/ex]
24) to mark with bars, stripes, or bands
25) except; omitting; but:
bar none[/ex]
Etymology: 1175–1225; ME barre < OF < VL *barra rod, of obscure orig. bar′less, adj. II
[[t]bɑr[/t]] n.
wam phs a cgs unit of pressure, equal to one million dynes per square centimeter
Etymology: 1900–05; < Gk báros weight

From formal English to slang. 2014.


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