- an objection that nullifies an action or claim.
- a stoppage or defeat of an alleged right of action.
- an iron or steel shape: I-bar.
- a muntin.
verb (used with object), barred, bar·ring.
- before the court and being tried: a case at bar.
- before all the judges of a court: a trial at bar.
Origin of bar1
Synonyms for bar
Origin of bar2
Origin of bar3
Origin of baro-
Origin of barre
Related Words for barwall, block, fence, bistro, tavern, pub, lounge, inn, saloon, courtroom, hinder, prevent, discourage, suspend, deny, forbid, preclude, enjoin, stop, refuse
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Contemporary Examples of bar
The bar also claims that it hosted the first-ever poetry slam 28 years ago.
A sepia photo shows him as a young boy, head in his hands, with a large book open at a bar table.
His later books drew heavily from experiences and people he encountered at the bar, including the cruel captain in The Sea-Wolf.
Visitors today can keep watch over the scene in the booth at the end of the bar that Capone and his cronies once occupied.
Though the bar closed soon after, a movement had been sparked, and when it reopened in 1990, history was revived.
Historical Examples of bar
Away runs the waiter to the bar, and gets the ale from the landlord.Sunday under Three Heads
After his admission to the bar, Mr. Chipman received him into partnership.Biographical Sketches
From the bar came the jingle of glasses and loud, cheerful conversation.
Behind him, in a darkened room, a barkeeper was wiping the bar with a clean cloth.
After his survey he went behind the bar and got the revolver from under an overturned pail.
- an offshore ridge of sand, mud, or shingle lying near the shore and parallel to it, across the mouth of a river, bay, or harbour, or linking an island to the mainland
- US and Canadianan alluvial deposit in a stream, river, or lake
- a group of beats that is repeated with a consistent rhythm throughout a piece or passage of music. The number of beats in the bar is indicated by the time signature
- another word for bar line
- Britishinsignia added to a decoration indicating a second award
- USa strip of metal worn with uniform, esp to signify rank or as an award for service
- part of the metal mouthpiece of a horse's bridle
- the space between the horse's teeth in which such a part fits
verb bars, barring or barred (tr)
Word Origin for bar
Word Origin for bar
Word Origin for bar
noun the Bar
Word Origin for baro-
Word Origin for barre
Word Origin for barré
late 12c., "stake or rod of iron used to fasten a door or gate," from Old French barre (12c.) "beam, bar, gate, barrier," from Vulgar Latin *barra "bar, barrier," which some suggest is from Gaulish *barros "the bushy end" [Gamillscheg], but OED regards this as "discredited" because it "in no way suits the sense." Of soap, by 1833; of candy, by 1906 (the process itself dates to the 1840s). Meaning "bank of sand across a harbor or river mouth" is from 1580s, probably so called because it was an obstruction to navigation. Bar graph is attested from 1925. Bar code first recorded 1963. Behind bars "in prison" is attested by 1934, U.S.
"tavern," 1590s, so called in reference to the bars of the barrier or counter over which drinks or food were served to customers (see bar (n.1)).
"whole body of lawyers, the legal profession," 1550s, a sense which derives ultimately from the railing that separated benchers from the hall in the Inns of Court. Students who had attained a certain standing were "called" to it to take part in the important exercises of the house. After c.1600, however, this was popularly assumed to mean the bar in a courtroom, which was the wooden railing marking off the area around the judge's seat, where prisoners stood for arraignment and where a barrister (q.v.) stood to plead. As the place where the business of court was done, bar in this sense had become synonymous with "court" by early 14c.
unit of pressure, coined 1903 from Greek baros "weight," from barys "heavy" (see grave (adj.)).
c.1300, "to fasten (a gate, etc.) with a bar," from bar (n.1); sense of "to obstruct, prevent" is recorded by 1570s. Expression bar none "without exception" is recorded from 1866.
1876, in reference to chords played on a guitar, etc., from French, literally "bar" (see bar (n.1)).
In addition to the idiom beginning with bar
- bare bones
- bare hands, with one's
- bare necessities
- bare one's soul
- bare one's teeth
- barge in
- bar none
- behind bars
- no holds barred