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Bar

Definition

[n] the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"
[n] a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction of weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
[n] an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
[n] a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
[n] (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried; "spectators were not allowed past the bar"
[n] (British) a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars"
[n] a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
[n] a portable .30 caliber magazine-fed automatic rifle operated by gas pressure; used by United States troops in World Wars I and II and in the Korean War
[n] a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate"
[n] musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
[n] the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
[n] a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
[n] (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter; "unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter"
[v] prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
[v] secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door"
[v] render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"
[v] expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"

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Antonyms

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