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bar1

bar1

 
 
pronunciation:
bar
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
behind bars
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a length of metal or other strong, solid material often used to hold something back, support something, or hold things together.
The prisoner looked through the bars of his cell.The play structure has bars to hold it together.
 
synonyms:
rod, stick
similar words:
block, bolt, crowbar, ingot, lever, pole, rail, railing, shaft, stake
definition 2: a solid mass of a substance often in the shape of an oblong block.
There were two bars of soap in the bathtub.
 
similar words:
cake
definition 3: anything that acts as a block or barrier.
Rita's height was a bar to her becoming a ballerina.
synonyms:
barrier, block, hindrance, obstacle, obstruction
antonyms:
aid
similar words:
barricade, blockade, bolt, curb, hurdle, jam, limit, rail, reef, sandbar, shoal
definition 4: a stripe or narrow marking.
The owl has bars on its chest.
synonyms:
band, line, strip, stripe
similar words:
beam, ribbon, streak
definition 5: a place where drinks and sometimes food are served.
 
synonyms:
tavern
similar words:
canteen, counter, dive, hotel, inn
definition 6: the legal profession; lawyers as a group.
Lawyers must pass an exam before they are admitted to the bar.
similar words:
attorneys, lawyers
definition 7: a vertical line that marks the beginning or end of a measure of music, or the music between two of these lines.
synonyms:
measure
phrase: behind bars
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: barred, barring, bars
definition 1: to keep out.
The police barred anyone from crossing that street.
synonyms:
ban, block, obstruct, prevent
antonyms:
admit
similar words:
banish, barricade, exile, forbid, frustrate, oppose, prohibit, refuse, restrict, stop
definition 2: to place a bar across.
Bar your door for safety.
synonyms:
bolt, latch, lock
antonyms:
open
similar words:
barricade, fasten, padlock, secure
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