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English noun: bar

1. bar (artifact) a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter


SamplesHe drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar.


Synonymsbarroom, ginmill, saloon, taproom


Broader (hypernym)room


Narrower (hyponym)barrelhouse, cocktail lounge, honky-tonk, sawdust saloon, speakeasy


Part meronymgin mill, pothouse, pub, public house, saloon, taphouse

2. bar (artifact) a counter where you can obtain food or drink


SamplesHe bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar.


Broader (hypernym)counter


Narrower (hyponym)buffet, cash bar, oyster bar, salad bar, snack bar, snack counter, soda fountain, sushi bar, wet bar, wine bar

3. bar (artifact) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon


SamplesThere were bars in the windows to prevent escape.


Broader (hypernym)implement


Narrower (hyponym)anti-sway bar, belaying pin, bolt, bolt, carpenter's level, chinning bar, core, crossbar, deadbolt, drawbar, fret, grab bar, handlebar, handspike, heaver, lever, rail, rail, rails, rotor, runway, shackle, slice bar, stabilizer bar, towel bar, towel rail, track

4. bar (communication) musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats


SamplesThe orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song.


Synonymsmeasure


Broader (hypernym)musical notation

5. bar (artifact) an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal


SamplesIt was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar.


Broader (hypernym)impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor


Part meronymgoal

6. bar (act) the act of preventing


SamplesThere was no bar against leaving.
Money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza.


Synonymsprevention


Broader (hypernym)hinderance, hindrance, interference


Narrower (hyponym)averting, crushing, debarment, disqualification, forestalling, interception, non-proliferation, nonproliferation, obviation, preclusion, prophylaxis, quelling, save, stifling, suppression

7. bar (quantity) (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter


SamplesUnfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter.


Broader (hypernym)pressure unit


Part holonymbar absolute, barye, microbar, millibar


Domain categorymeteorology

8. bar (object) a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore


SamplesThe boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river.


Broader (hypernym)barrier, ridge


Narrower (hyponym)sand bar, sandbar

9. bar (group) the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction


SamplesHe was admitted to the bar in New Jersey.


Synonymslegal community, legal profession


Broader (hypernym)profession


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

10. bar (attribute) a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background


SamplesA green toad with small black stripes or bars.
May the Stars and Stripes forever wave.


Synonymsstreak, stripe


Broader (hypernym)marking


Narrower (hyponym)band, banding, stria, striation

11. bar (artifact) a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)


SamplesA bar of chocolate.


Synonymscake


Broader (hypernym)block


Narrower (hyponym)tablet

12. BAR (artifact) a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War


SynonymsBrowning automatic rifle


Broader (hypernym)automatic, automatic rifle, machine rifle

13. bar (artifact) a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises


Broader (hypernym)support


Part meronymbars, high bar, horizontal bar, parallel bars

14. bar (artifact) a heating element in an electric fire


SamplesAn electric fire with three bars.


Broader (hypernym)heating element


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

15. bar (artifact) (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried


SamplesSpectators were not allowed past the bar.


Broader (hypernym)rail, railing


Part meronymcourt, courtroom


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


English verb: bar

1. bar (communication) prevent from entering; keep out


SamplesHe was barred from membership in the club.


Synonymsdebar, exclude


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto

2. bar (contact) render unsuitable for passage


SamplesBlock the way.
Barricade the streets.
Stop the busy road.


Synonymsbarricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, stop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude


Narrower (hyponym)block off, close, close off, shut off


Verb groupblock, obstruct

3. bar (social) expel, as if by official decree


SamplesHe was banished from his own country.


Synonymsbanish, relegate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)expel, kick out, throw out


Narrower (hyponym)spike

4. bar (contact) secure with, or as if with, bars


SamplesHe barred the door.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Antonymsunbar









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