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Definition 1: the act of preventing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was no bar against leaving
  • money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza

Synonyms for bar in the sense of this definition

(bar is a kind of ...) the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

(... is a kind of bar ) (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring

"the goalie made a brilliant save" "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"

(... is a kind of bar ) the prevention of disease

(... is a kind of bar ) the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

(... is a kind of bar ) 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"

(... is a kind of bar ) 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"

(... is a kind of bar ) the act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified

(... is a kind of bar ) the act of prevention by legal means

"they achieved his debarment from holding public office"

(... is a kind of bar ) the act of preventing something from occurring

"averting danger was his responsibility"

(... is a kind of bar ) forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority

"the suppression of heresy" "the quelling of the rebellion" "the stifling of all dissent"

Definition 2: a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there were bars in the windows to prevent escape

(bar is a kind of ...) instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

(... is a kind of bar ) a wood or metal bar to which a rope can be secured (as on a ship or in mountain climbing)

(... is a kind of bar ) a bar used as a lever (as in twisting rope)

(... is a kind of bar ) a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

(... is a kind of bar ) a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)

(... is a kind of bar ) the revolving bar of a distributor

(... is a kind of bar ) a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar

(... is a kind of bar ) iron bar used to loosen and rake clinkers out of furnaces

(... is a kind of bar ) a rigid metal bar between the front suspensions and between the rear suspensions of cars and trucks; serves to stabilize the chassis

(... is a kind of bar ) a horizontal bar a few inches from a wall for holding towels

(... is a kind of bar ) a metal bar (or length of pipe) used as a lever

(... is a kind of bar ) the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle

(... is a kind of bar ) the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

(... is a kind of bar ) a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

(... is a kind of bar ) a straight bar of light metal with a spirit level in it

(... is a kind of bar ) a horizontal bar on which you can chin yourself

(... is a kind of bar ) a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil

(... is a kind of bar ) a horizontal bar that goes across something

(... is a kind of bar ) a strong metal bar bearing a hook to attach something to be pulled

(... is a kind of bar ) 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

(... is a kind of bar ) a bar attached parallel to a wall to provide a handgrip for steadying yourself

(... is a kind of bar ) a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bar in the sense of this definition

(bar is a kind of ...) light machine gun

Definition 4: an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar

(bar is a kind of ...) any structure that makes progress difficult

(... is part of bar) game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points

Definition 5: a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar

Synonyms for bar in the sense of this definition

(bar is a kind of ...) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(... is a kind of bar ) a cheap drinking and dancing establishment

(... is a kind of bar ) a barroom in a hotel or restaurant where cocktails are served

(... is a kind of bar ) a saloon whose floor is covered with sawdust

(... is a kind of bar ) (during prohibition) an illegal barroom

(... is part of bar) tavern consisting of a building with a bar and public rooms; often provides light meals

Definition 6: a counter where you can obtain food or drink - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

(bar is a kind of ...) table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

(... is a kind of bar ) a counter at a large party where you can purchase drinks by the glass

(... is a kind of bar ) a bar (as in a restaurant) that specializes in oysters prepared in different ways

(... is a kind of bar ) a bar where diners can assemble a salad to their own taste

(... is a kind of bar ) usually inexpensive bar

(... is a kind of bar ) a counter where ice cream and sodas and sundaes are prepared and served

(... is a kind of bar ) a bar where sushi is served

(... is a kind of bar ) a bar for mixing drinks that has a sink with running water

(... is a kind of bar ) a bar that serves only wine

Definition 7: a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bar of chocolate

Synonyms for bar in the sense of this definition

(bar is a kind of ...) a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

"the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"

(... is a kind of bar ) a small flat compressed cake of some substance

"a tablet of soap"

Definition 8: (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spectators were not allowed past the bar

(bar is a kind of ...) a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports

(... is part of bar) a room in which a lawcourt sits

"television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"

(bar belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 9: a heating element in an electric fire - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an electric fire with three bars

(bar is a kind of ...) the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat

(bar belongs to a domain located in ...) 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

Definition 10: a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises - [noun denoting artifact]

(bar is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

(... is part of bar) gymnastic apparatus consisting of a bar supported in a horizontal position by uprights at both ends

(... is part of bar) gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights

Definition 11: a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a green toad with small black stripes or bars
  • may the Stars and Stripes forever wave

Synonyms for bar in the sense of this definition

(bar is a kind of ...) a pattern of marks

(... is a kind of bar ) a stripe or stripes of contrasting color

"chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands" "the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps"

Definition 12: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

Synonyms for bar in the sense of this definition

(bar is a kind of ...) (music) notation used by musicians

Definition 13: the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction - [noun denoting group]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey

Synonyms for bar in the sense of this definition

(bar is a kind of ...) the body of people in a learned occupation

"the news spread rapidly through the medical profession" "they formed a community of scientists"

(bar belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 14: a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore - [noun denoting object]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river

(bar is a kind of ...) anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access

(bar is a kind of ...) a long narrow natural elevation or striation

(... is a kind of bar ) a bar of sand

Definition 15: (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter

(bar is a kind of ...) a unit measuring force per unit area

(bar is a part of ...) a unit of atmospheric pressure equal to one thousandth of a bar

"atmospheric pressure at sea level is 1013 millibars"

(bar is a part of ...) the absolute unit of pressure equal to one dyne per square centimeter

(bar belongs to category ...) the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)

Definition 16: prevent from entering; keep out - [verb of communication]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was barred from membership in the club

Synonyms for bar in the sense of this definition

(bar is a kind of ...) command against

"I forbid you to call me late at night" "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" "Dad nixed our plans"

Definition 17: render unsuitable for passage - [verb of contact]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • block the way
  • barricade the streets
  • stop the busy road

Synonyms for bar in the sense of this definition

(bar is a kind of ...) block passage through

"obstruct the path"

(... is a kind of bar ) block off the passage through

"We shut off the valve"

(... is a kind of bar ) bar access to

"Due to the accident, the road had to be closed for several hours"

(bar has a similar meaning as ...) shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight

"The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage" "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"

Definition 18: secure with, or as if with, bars - [verb of contact]

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He barred the door

(bar is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Samples where bar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was banished from his own country

Synonyms for bar in the sense of this definition

(bar is a kind of ...) force to leave or move out

"He was expelled from his native country"

(... is a kind of bar ) stand in the way of

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