Origin of barred
- 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.
Origin of bar1
Synonyms for bar
Related Words for barredblock, hinder, prevent, discourage, suspend, deny, forbid, preclude, enjoin, stop, refuse, restrain, segregate, limit, eliminate, reject, ban, exclude, disallow, outlaw
Examples from the Web for barred
Contemporary Examples of barred
For many years, visitors were barred from the isolated towns.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
January 3, 2015
The state Supreme Court also barred him from holding judicial office in Arkansas.Judges Behaving Badly: A Great American Tradition
October 30, 2014
Under Zambian electoral law Scott, 70, is barred from standing for the presidency himself.Democratic Africa Gets Its First White Leader
October 29, 2014
Meanwhile, Benjamin says, the Board watched, applauded the parents, and barred the headmaster from responding.Lawsuit Claims Author Nicholas Sparks Is a Racist, Anti-Semitic Bully
October 3, 2014
In fact Palestinians, gay or straight, are barred from even applying for refugee status in Israel.Gay Palestinians In Israel: The 'Invisible Men'
August 13, 2014
Historical Examples of barred
But, with a movement of great swiftness, Garson got in front of her, and barred her going.Within the Law
It was like the other cages, with barred walls and sheet-iron floors.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
And stretching forth his arm, he barred the path with his mighty spear.Opera Stories from Wagner
See that all doors are barred so that we may sleep without fear of Spanish thieves.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
It was closed, barred, and curtained, just as it had been overnight.Casanova's Homecoming
noun the Bar
- 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
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.
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.
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