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Noun
A long rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material
“Johnson was reported to have rescued a woman from a feral kid who was wielding an iron bar, chasing the boy away on his bicycle.”
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A long, relatively straight region of a single color or pattern
“Their new uniforms were predominantly black in color, with a large bar of red running through the middle.”
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A (physical or figurative) barrier or restriction to an action or advance
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“If too rigidly enforced, the existence of copyright could become a tool for censorship, or a bar to the free circulation of ideas.”
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An official or legal prohibition or interdiction
“In retaliation, Spain in 1618 imposed a bar on the trade between its duchy of Milan and the Grisons.”
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An establishment where alcohol and sometimes other refreshments are served
“She had counted on unwinding with a few drinks at the bar, deciding how she would spend the fruits of all her hard work.”
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A counter in a pub, restaurant, or cafe across which drinks or refreshments are served
“In most pubs, you order your drinks at the bar, pay there, and take your drinks back to your seat or wherever you were standing.”
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Members of a court of law or the legal profession, collectively
“He returned to Lahore and joined the bar as a barrister, though he never took his profession of law seriously while pursuing his poetic interests.”
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An amount of something formed into a narrow block
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“He picked up a bar of gold in his hands and, turning it over, discovered a tiny crown chiseled into one of the corners.”
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A sandbank or shoal at the mouth of a harbor or an estuary
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“If a tench wants to move from one side of a bar to the other, it essentially has two options.”
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A standard against which others of the same type are compared
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“Their piano player, Jackie Marshall, set the bar by which all quartet pianists would be measured.”
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A ray or shaft of light
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A metal bar with a catch and lever used for fastening a door or gate
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A barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to prevent or control access or escape
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A rigid bar resting on a pivot, used to move a heavy or firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the other
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A beam of steel, wood, or reinforced concrete, used as a main horizontal support in a building or structure
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The process of excluding or the state of being excluded
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An informal meeting-place
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A support on which to rest the feet
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A small refrigerator in a hotel room, containing drinks and snacks
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The symbol |
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Metasyntactic variable
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A vertical line in musical notation used to separate two bars or measures
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An eating establishment in which diners are served food at their tables
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A particular level of rank, quality, proficiency, or value
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A place, especially a civilian's house, where soldiers are lodged temporarily
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The act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting
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A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, and connecting two larger landmasses
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Beam on the stern of a boat
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Sports pub
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A narrow horizontal surface projecting from a wall, cliff, or other surface
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A part of a literary work forming one row of written or printed words
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Meat from that part of an animal
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A gateway
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A contiguous area of land totally surrounded by water
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A rod or pin serving as an axis that revolves or on which something revolves
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Verb
To lock, bolt or secure with a bar
“His soldiers had to beat back the flood of invaders with swords and spears to close and bar the gates.”
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To prohibit the participation, consideration, or inclusion of
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“The lawsuit challenged the application of three Pennsylvania Court Rules that bar the public from using audio recording devices in court.”
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To deny admittance to someone
“The establishment has the right to bar troublemakers from their premises.”
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To obstruct the passage or progression of
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“Legal institutions do not allow such workers to have political agency, and thus, they bar their efforts to engage in self-determination.”
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To put or make stripes on
“Through the thin curtains, the streetlamps bar the walls with prison patterns.”
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To expel or send away, especially permanently
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To defy or put up an opposition to
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To cover an opening
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To section off a physical space or area
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Watch over in order to protect or control
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To imprison, confine or incarcerate someone
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To fasten or fix securely in place
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To formally bring to an end (at least temporarily)
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Retract; declare void
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Preposition
With the exception of
“Every party on the select committee, bar one, opposed the bill.”
Conjunction
(also used as preposition) With the exception of
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