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bar1

bar1

 
pronunciation:
bar
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, preposition
phrases:
behind bars
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a length of rigid, solid material, often cylindrical in shape, generally used as a barrier or support.
the bars of a prison cellthe bar of a bicycle frame
 
synonyms:
rod, stick
similar words:
block, bolt, crowbar, ingot, jimmy, lever, pole, rail, railing, shaft, stake
definition 2: a solid mass of a substance often in the shape of an oblong block.
a bar of soapa bar of candya bar of gold
 
similar words:
cake
definition 3: anything that acts as a restraint or hindrance.
synonyms:
barrier, block, hindrance, impediment, obstacle, obstruction, stop
antonyms:
advantage, aid
similar words:
barricade, blockade, bolt, curb, deterrent, hurdle, jam, limit, rail, reef, sandbar, shoal, snag, stumbling block
definition 4: a stripe or narrow marking.
a black bar on a white background
synonyms:
band, line, strip, stripe
similar words:
beam, ribbon, streak
definition 5: a vertical line that marks the beginning or end of a measure of music, or the music between two such lines.
synonyms:
measure
definition 6: a long counter, often made of smooth, lacquered wood, used as a serving area for beverages, esp. alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food.
He put down his empty glass on the bar and ordered another beer.Let's take a seat at the sushi bar.
definition 7: a business establishment that primarily serves alcoholic drinks, or an area within an establishment where alcoholic drinks are prepared.
There are numerous bars, restaurants, and nightclubs in this area of town.The couple waited in the bar until their table was ready.
 
synonyms:
barroom, pub, saloon, taproom, tavern
similar words:
alehouse, canteen, cocktail lounge, counter, dive, honky-tonk, hotel, inn, nightclub, speakeasy, watering hole
definition 8: the legal profession; lawyers collectively.
similar words:
attorneys, attorneys-at-law, lawyers
phrase: behind bars
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: barred, barring, bars
definition 1: to keep out by hindering or obstructing.
The police barred our entry.
synonyms:
ban, block, hinder, obstruct, prevent
antonyms:
admit
similar words:
banish, barricade, blackball, blacklist, bottleneck, exile, forbid, frustrate, impede, oppose, prohibit, refuse, restrict, stop, thwart
definition 2: to place a bar across.
Bar your door for security.
synonyms:
bolt, latch, lock
antonyms:
open
similar words:
barricade, fasten, padlock, secure
definition 3: to exclude.
She was barred from public employment because of her criminal record.
synonyms:
exclude, omit
antonyms:
accept, admit, include
similar words:
banish, blackball, evict, except, exile, expel, isolate, oust, preclude, segregate
definition 4: to mark with bars or stripes.
synonyms:
striate, stripe
similar words:
band, marble, streak
 
part of speech: preposition
definition: excluding; except.
the best chocolate, bar none
synonyms:
but, except, excepting, excluding
similar words:
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