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Noun
A long rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material, typically used as an obstruction, fastening, or weapon
“A gang of youths terrified bus passengers in Leeds last night after going on the rampage with weapons including an iron bar and a bat.”
Noun
A barrier or restriction to an action or advance
“There is also a danger that, if too rigidly enforced, the existence of copyright could become a tool for censorship or a bar to the free circulation of ideas.”
Noun
An establishment where alcohol and sometimes other refreshments are served
“We then found an Irish bar with a band playing, so the requests went in and, before long, the pub was reeling to the sound of The Fields Of Athenry and suchlike.”
Noun
Barristers collectively
“The Bar Council provides representation and services for the Bar, and guidance on issues of professional practice.”
Noun
An amount of food or another substance formed into a narrow block
“He picked up a bar of gold in his hands and, turning it over, discovered a tiny crown chiseled into one of the corners.”
Noun
A counter in a pub, restaurant, or cafe across which drinks or refreshments are served
“There was a dance floor right in the middle, a bar to the left and tons of tables all around.”
Noun
A sandbank or shoal at the mouth of a harbour or an estuary
“If a tench wants to move from one side of a bar to the other it has two options.”
Noun
Something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared
“Another bar of music trills forth.”
Noun
A counter or room where alcoholic drinks are served
“Last night there was a folk group playing in the bar.”
Verb
Secure, usually with a length of material
“The rest of you will remain here, bar the doors and windows, and afterwards stay well away from the windows.”
Verb
To prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of
“They have been barred from playing in several countries.”
Verb
Obstruct the passage of
Preposition
Except for
“Argue the point all you want, but virtually every modern car, bar the hardest sports models, have understeer dialled in to safeguard the occupants.”
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