- 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.
- bar billiards,
- bar car,
- bar cart,
- bar chart,
- bar clamp
- before the court and being tried: a case at bar.
- before all the judges of a court: a trial at bar.
Origin of bar1
Origin of bar2
Origin of bar3
Origin of baro-
Origin of barre
Examples from the Web for bar
“That was bar first made him fall in love with bars,” Sismondo says.
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.
The bar fell aside and he pulled a .45 pistol from its clamp.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
When this is done, how happy will all be to remove every bar and ban!Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 18 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Paris, Kentucky.Fifty Years In The Northwest|William Henry Carman Folsom
Saxham, leaving a banknote lying on the counter, wheeled abruptly, and went out of the bar.The Dop Doctor|Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I was standing at the bar making all the speed possible with my food, so as to give place to the crowd pressing behind me.Jonathan and His Continent|Max O'Rell
- 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