barred barred  /ˈbɑrd/


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


  1. Regina Otaola was elected mayor with only 27 votes after the government barred her more popular rivals.
  2. Newsmen were barred under threats of contempt of court.


  1. Logging underway at Bass Creek Recreation Area

    STEVENSVILLE – Barricades barred Larry Creek Road and the sound of heavy machinery filled the air at the Bass Creek Recreation Area Friday morning.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Ravalli Republic

  2. Turkish police seal Istanbul’s Taksim Square from protesters

    Protesters barred after anti-government demonstration, while marches and strikes are discussed.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan banned from arguing he was defending the Taliban

    A military judge barred Army Maj. Nidal Hasan on Friday from arguing at his court-martial that he was legally acting to protect Taliban leaders when he killed 13 people injured 32 others in a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.Hasan, who's representing himself, has said the shootings were a premeditated "defense of others" to safeguard Mullah Mohammed Omar and other Taliban leaders in ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS


  1. "Gay and lesbian Americans : are often barred from the bedsides of the partners with whom they may have spent decades of their lives-unable to be there for the person they love, and unable to act as a legal surrogate if their partner is...
    on Apr 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "Politics has nothing to do with this," said Crist. "This has everything to do with doing what's right for a place that I love. I love Florida. I know that it's already barred in the statutes."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Charlie Crist Source: Sunshine State News

  3. "I think Scudamore is an absolute disgrace," added Warnock. "I'd love to get him in a room on my own for an hour, no holds barred. If it was any other club, Scudamore would have made sure the facts came out. I find it amazing that he has kept...
    on Mar 17, 2009 By: Neil Warnock Source: ESPN

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