- A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.
- (metallurgy) a solid metal object with uniform (round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular) cross-section, whose smallest dimension is .25 inch or greater (US), a piece of thinner material being called a strip.
- Ancient Sparta used iron s instead of handy coins in more valuable alloi, to physically disencourage the use of money
- A cuboid piece of any solid commodity.
- bar of chocolate
- bar of soap
- A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart.
- A business licensed to sell intoxicating beverages for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house.
- The counter of such a premises
- A similar device or simply a closet containing alcoholic beverages in a private house or a hotel room.
- An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.
- (computing, whimsical, derived from fubar) Used to stand for some unspecified entity, usually a second entity following foo.
- Suppose we have two objects, foo and bar
- (legal: the Bar) Short for the Bar Exam, the legal licensing exam.
- He's studying hard to pass the Bar this time; he's failed it twice before.
- (British: the Bar) A collective term for barristers.
- (British: the Bar) (loosely) The profession of barristers.
- (music) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value.
- (music) One of these musical sections.
- (soccer) The crossbar
- An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act
- A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
- (nautical) 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).
- (heraldry) One of the ordinary, ordinaries in heraldry.
- See wikipedia article on the topic: (w, Ordinary (heraldry))
verb (bars, barring, barred, barred)
- Dutch: maat
- French: comptoir , zinc
- German: Takt
- Spanish: bar
- Italian: bar
- (transitive) To obstruct the passage of (someone or something).
- (transitive) To prohibit.
- I couldn't get into the nightclub because I had been barred
- (transitive) To lock or bolt with a bar.
- bar the door
- Dutch: blokkeren, barreren, versperren
- French: barrer
- German: versperren
- Italian: vietare
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