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  1. A solid, more or less rigid object of metal or wood with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.
  2. (countable, uncountable, metallurgy) A solid metal object with uniform (round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular) cross-section; in the US its smallest dimension is.25 inch or greater, a piece of thinner material being called a strip.
  3. A cuboid piece of any solid commodity.
  4. A broad shaft, or band, or stripe.
  5. A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart.
  6. (typography) Various lines used as punctuation or diacritics, such as the pipe ⟨|⟩, fraction bar (as in 12), and strikethrough (as in Ⱥ), formerly (obsolete) inclusive of oblique marks such as the slash.
  7. (mathematics) The sign indicating that the characteristic of a logarithm is negative, conventionally placed above the digit(s) to show that it applies to the characteristic only and not to the mantissa.
  8. (physics) A similar sign indicating that the charge on a particle is negative (and that consequently the particle is in fact an antiparticle).
  9. A business licensed to sell alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house.
  10. The counter of such a premises.
  11. A counter, or simply a cabinet, from which alcoholic drinks are served in a private house or a hotel room.
  12. (coffee bar) A premises or counter serving any type of beverage.
  13. An informal establishment selling food to be consumed on the premises.
  14. An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.
  15. Anything that obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.
  16. (programming) A metasyntactic variable representing an unspecified entity, often the second in a series, following foo.
  17. (Britain, Parliament) A dividing line (physical or notional) in the chamber of a legislature beyond which only members and officials may pass.
  18. (Britain, law) The railing surrounding the part of a courtroom in which the judges, lawyers, defendants and witnesses stay
  19. (US, law) "the Bar" or "the bar" The bar exam, the legal licensing exam.
  20. (metonymy) A collective term for lawyers or the legal profession; specifically applied to barristers in some countries but including all lawyers in others.
  21. (telecommunications) A bar-shaped symbol that denotes levels of reception, or reception itself.
  22. (music) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value.
  23. (music) One of those musical sections.
  24. (sports) A horizontal pole that must be crossed in high jump and pole vault
  25. (figuratively) Any level of achievement regarded as a challenge to be overcome.
  26. (soccer) The crossbar
  27. (backgammon) The central divider between the inner and outer table of a backgammon board, where stones are placed if they are hit.
  28. An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act
  29. A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
  30. (geography, nautical, hydrology) A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other substance, especially a formation extending across the mouth of a river or harbor or off a beach, and which may obstruct navigation. (FM 55-501).
  31. (heraldry) One of the ordinaries in heraldry; a fess.
  32. A city gate, in some British place names.
  33. (mining) A drilling or tamping rod.
  34. (mining) A vein or dike crossing a lode.
  35. (architecture) A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.
  36. (farriery) The part of the crust of a horse's hoof which is bent inwards towards the frog at the heel on each side, and extends into the centre of the sole.
  37. (plural) The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.
  1. (transitive) To obstruct the passage of (someone or something).
  2. (transitive) To prohibit.
  3. (transitive) To lock or bolt with a bar.
  4. to imprint or paint with bars, to stripe
  1. Except, other than, besides.
  2. (horse racing) Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name.
  1. A non-SI unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals, approximately equal to atmospheric pressure at sea level.
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