bar bar  /ˈbɑr/


  1. (n) a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
  2. (n) a counter where you can obtain food or drink
  3. (n) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon
  4. (n) musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
  5. (n) an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
  6. (n) the act of preventing
  7. (n) (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter
  8. (n) a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
  9. (n) the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
  10. (n) a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
  11. (n) a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
  12. (n) 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. (n) a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
  14. (n) a heating element in an electric fire
  15. (n) (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried
  16. (v) prevent from entering; keep out
  17. (v) render unsuitable for passage
  18. (v) expel, as if by official decree
  19. (v) secure with, or as if with, bars


  1. Normally, the sight of a winged fairy floating several meters above the bar top bearing a bottle of Dom Prignon would be an excellent signal to stop drinking.
  2. The Reggie! bar, though, never became a high-volume contender at candy counters outside New York, and Curtiss is now retiring Reggie! from its lineup.
  3. Located on the banks of Lake Houhai, East Shore is a refuge from the trinket sellers and gaudy bars along the crowded shore.


  1. Malina's bar owner shot over billiards; his pregnant wife saw slaying, charges say

    An interrupted pool game at a St. Paul bar's closing time led to the slaying of the Frogtown business's owner and the shooting of two men working at the bar, according to charges filed Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  2. Georgia Bar keeps details of award to controversial judge secret

    The Georgia Bar has refused to explain why it honored a controversial Fulton County judge with a prestigious award at a conference last month.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS 46 News Atlanta

  3. Bar Harbor Man Sentenced to One Year in Connection with Pharmacy Robbery

    A man from Bar Harbor is going to prison for one year in connection with a pharmacy robbery in Bar Harbor. 28-year-old Donald Mace pleaded no contest to robbery, stealing drugs and a bail violation. Police say he stole oxycodone from the Rite Aid on Cottage Street in November. Mace was a . . .
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WABI Bangor


  1. Walton, in announcing the sentence, said "it is important we expect and demand a lot from people who put themselves in those positions. Mr. Libby failed to meet the bar."
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Reggie B Walton Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "We plan to sit in a bar and watch the whole thing," joked Greg Lee, a tourist from Clarksville, Tenn.
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: Greg Lee Source:

  3. "I think we're setting the bar too low when we say, 'Look, isn't it great that we haven't had a statewide elected official go to jail recently?'" Jindal said.
    on Oct 20, 2007 By: Bobby Jindal Source: ABC News

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