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n., v. barred, bar•ring,
Bara bank of sand or gravel, esp. at the mouth of a river; barristers or lawyers collectively.
In American English, a place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks is called a bar.
In British English, a place like this is called a pub.
In British English, the rooms in a pub where people drink are called the bars. In a hotel, club, or theatre, the place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks is also called a bar.
In Britain, a pub is a building where people meet friends and have drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food.
In formal English, this can also be called a public house.
In American English, a place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks is usually called a bar.
In British English, the word bar is sometimes used, especially to refer to a place serving alcoholic drinks that is part of a larger building, or in expressions such as wine bar and cocktail bar.
Past participle: barred
|Noun||1.||bar - a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"|
cocktail lounge - a barroom in a hotel or restaurant where cocktails are served
gin mill, pothouse, pub, public house, taphouse, saloon - tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
sawdust saloon - a saloon whose floor is covered with sawdust
speakeasy - (during prohibition) an illegal barroom
|2.||bar - a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"|
cash bar - a counter at a large party where you can purchase drinks by the glass
counter - table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
oyster bar - a bar (as in a restaurant) that specializes in oysters prepared in different ways
salad bar - a bar where diners can assemble a salad to their own taste
soda fountain - a counter where ice cream and sodas and sundaes are prepared and served
sushi bar - a bar where sushi is served
wet bar - a bar for mixing drinks that has a sink with running water
wine bar - a bar that serves only wine
|3.||bar - a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"|
belaying pin - a wood or metal bar to which a rope can be secured (as on a ship or in mountain climbing)
bolt - a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
carpenter's level - a straight bar of light metal with a spirit level in it
chinning bar - a horizontal bar on which you can chin yourself
core - a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
crossbar - a horizontal bar that goes across something
drawbar - a strong metal bar bearing a hook to attach something to be pulled
fret - a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch
grab bar - a bar attached parallel to a wall to provide a handgrip for steadying yourself
handlebar - the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle
handspike - a metal bar (or length of pipe) used as a lever
heaver - a bar used as a lever (as in twisting rope)
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
rail - a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
rotor - the revolving bar of a distributor
shackle - a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar
slice bar - iron bar used to loosen and rake clinkers out of furnaces
anti-sway bar, stabilizer bar - a rigid metal bar between the front suspensions and between the rear suspensions of cars and trucks; serves to stabilize the chassis
|4.||bar - musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"|
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
|5.||bar - an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"|
goal - game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
|6.||bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"|
averting - the act of preventing something from occurring; "averting danger was his responsibility"
debarment - the act of prevention by legal means; "they achieved his debarment from holding public office"
disqualification - the act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified
interception - the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving; "he resorted to the interception of his daughter's letters"; "he claimed that the interception of one missile by another would be impossible"
nonproliferation, non-proliferation - the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons); "they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons"; "nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals"
forestalling, obviation, preclusion - the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
prophylaxis - the prevention of disease
save - (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring; "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
|7.||bar - (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"|
meteorology - the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)
pressure unit - a unit measuring force per unit area
millibar - a unit of atmospheric pressure equal to one thousandth of a bar; "atmospheric pressure at sea level is 1013 millibars"
|8.||bar - a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"|
barrier - anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access
ridge - a long narrow natural elevation or striation
|9.||bar - the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"|
profession - the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"; "they formed a community of scientists"
|10.||bar - a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background; "a green toad with small black stripes or bars"; "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"|
marking - a pattern of marks
|11.||bar - a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate"|
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
tablet - a small flat compressed cake of some substance; "a tablet of soap"
|12.||BAR - 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|
|13.||bar - a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises|
high bar, horizontal bar - gymnastic apparatus consisting of a bar supported in a horizontal position by uprights at both ends
bars, parallel bars - gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
|14.||bar - a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars"|
heating element - the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
|15.||bar - (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"|
courtroom, court - a room in which a lawcourt sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
|Verb||1.||bar - prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"|
|2.||bar - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"|
obturate, occlude, close up, impede, obstruct, jam, block - block passage through; "obstruct the path"
close - bar access to; "Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"
|3.||bar - expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"|
spike - stand in the way of
|4.||bar - secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door"|
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
unbar - remove a bar from (a door)
obstacle help, benefit, aid
behind bars → entre rejas
to put sb behind bars → encarcelar a algn
to spend three years behind bars → pasar tres años entre rejas
the prisoner at the bar → el/la acusado/a
to be called or > admitted to the Bar (US) → recibirse de abogado, ingresar en la abogacía
see also read B4
to be barred from a club → ser excluido de un club
to bar sb from doing sth → prohibir a algn hacer algo
bar chart N → cuadro m de barras
bar code N → código m de barras
bar girl N (US) → camarera f de barra
bar graph N (esp US) → gráfico m de barras
bar stool N → taburete m (de bar)
bar2 [bɑːʳ] PREP → salvo, con excepción de
all bar two → todos salvo or con excepción de dos
bar none → sin excepción
it was all over bar the shouting (fig) → en realidad ya estaba concluido el asunto
Bar[ˈbɑːr] n (LAW) the Bar (= profession) → le barreau m
to be called to the Bar → être admis(e) au barreau, être inscrit(e) au barreau
an iron bar → une barre de fer
to raise the bar (fig) (= raise the standard) → mettre la barre plus haut
a bar of soap → une savonnette
a bar of gold, a gold bar → un lingot
to bar sb from doing sth → interdire à qn de faire qch
"no holds barred" → "tous les coups sont permis"
It is a war with no holds barred → C'est une guerre où tous les coups sont permis.
It was a no-holds-barred interview → C'était une interview où tous les coups étaient permis.
all bar one → tous sauf un
bar none → sans exception
bar of soap → saponetta
bar (to) (fig) (obstacle) → barriera (a), ostacolo (a)
behind bars (prisoner) → dietro le sbarre
the prisoner at the bar (area in court) → l'imputato/a
to be called to or (Am) admitted to the Bar → essere ammesso/a all'ordine degli avvocati
bar2 [bɑːʳ] prep → ad esclusione di, tranne
the fastest sprinter bar none → il velocista più veloce in assoluto