- n a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
- n a counter where you can obtain food or drink
he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar
- n 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
- n musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song
- n an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar
- n the act of preventing
there was no bar against leaving
- 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
- 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 the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey
- n a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
a green toad with small black stripes or bars
- n a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
a bar of chocolate
- 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
- n a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
- n a heating element in an electric fire
an electric fire with three bars
- 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
- v prevent from entering; keep out
He was barred from membership in the club
- v render unsuitable for passage
barricade the streets
- v expel, as if by official decree
- v secure with, or as if with, bars
He barred the door
- 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.
- 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.
- Located on the banks of Lake Houhai, East Shore is a refuge from the trinket sellers and gaudy bars along the crowded shore.
- Reggie B Walton in Boston Globe (registration)
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."
- Greg Lee in guardian.co.uk
We plan to sit in a bar and watch the whole thing,joked Greg Lee, a tourist from Clarksville, Tenn.
- Bobby Jindal in ABC News
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.