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bar

noun

1 bar

A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter:
— He drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar.

synonyms: barroom, ginmill, saloon, taproom.

Roget 189: abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, ... show more

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Roget 752: prison, prison house; jail, gaol, cage, coop, den, cell; stronghold, fortress, keep, donjon, dungeon, Bastille, ... show more

Dutch: baar, bar, blok, café, reep, stang, stuk, tapkast



2 bar

A counter where you can obtain food or drink.

Dutch: bar, buffet, tap, tapkast, toog
Polish: bar, bufet

3 bar

A rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon.

Dutch: staaf, stang
Polish: drąg

4 bar

Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats:
— The orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song.

synonym: measure.

Roget 413: melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme etc. (poetry) 597.    pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.    scale, gamut; ... show more

Polish: takt

5 bar

An obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal.

Dutch: maat
Polish: poprzeczka

6 bar

The act of preventing:
— There was no bar against leaving.

synonym: prevention.

Roget 706: prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage; embolus, embolism [Med.]; infarct [Med.]; interruption, interception, interclusion; hindrance, impedition; retardment, ... show more

Dutch: het voorkomen
Polish: zapobieganie

7 bar

meteorology A unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter.

Dutch: maatstreep, bar
Polish: b, bar

8 bar

A submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore.

Dutch: advocatuur
Polish: próg, próg rzeczny

9 bar

The body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction:
— He was admitted to the bar in New Jersey.

synonyms: legal community, legal profession.

Roget 968: lawyer, attorney, legal counsel; counsel, counsellor, counsellor at law, attorney at law; jurist, legist, civilian, pundit, publicist, juris consult [Lat.], ... show more

Dutch: balie, gerecht, rechtbank
Polish: prawnictwo, prawnicy

10 bar

A narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background:
— A green toad with small black stripes or bars.

synonyms: streak, stripe.

Roget 200: length, longitude, span; mileage; distance etc. 196.    line, bar, rule, stripe, streak, spoke, radius.    ... show more

Dutch: streepje
Polish: prążek

11 bar

A block of solid substance (such as soap or wax):
— A bar of chocolate.

synonym: cake.

Dutch: blok, koek, stuk

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.

synonym: Browning automatic rifle.

Polish: karabin maszynowy Browning M1918, Karabin maszynowy Browninga

13 bar

A horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises.

Dutch: legger, zandbank
Polish: drążek

14 bar

A heating element in an electric fire.

15 bar

law A railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried.

Dutch: ban, orde van advocaten, taveerne

verb

1 bar

Prevent from entering; keep out:
— He was barred from membership in the club.

synonyms: debar, exclude.

Roget 761: prohibit, inhibit; forbid, put one's veto upon, disallow, enjoin, ban, outlaw, taboo, proscribe, estop [Law]; bar; debar etc. ... show more

Dutch: buiten beschouwing laten, niet meetellen, niet toelaten, uitsluiten

2 bar

Render unsuitable for passage:
— Barricade the streets.

synonyms: barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade, stop.

Roget 261: close, occlude, plug; block up, stop up, fill up, bung up, cork up, button up, stuff up, shut up, dam up; blockade, ... show more

Roget 706: hinder, impede, filibuster [U.S.], impedite, embarrass.    keep off, stave off, ward off; obviate; avert, antevert; turn aside, draw off, ... show more

Dutch: afzetten

3 bar

Expel, as if by official decree.

synonyms: banish, relegate.

Roget 55: be excluded from &c.; exclude, bar; leave out, shut out, bar out; reject, repudiate, blackball; lay apart, put apart, set apart, ... show more

Dutch: bannen, verbannen

4 bar

Secure with, or as if with, bars.


Moby thesaurus: Hershey bar, Maypole, abscind, accent, accent mark, achievement, ait, alehouse, alerion, ambo, amputate, animal charge, annihilate, annulet, anticipate, arch dam, archipelago, argent, armorial bearings, armory ... show more.

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