Meaning of BAR in English

n. Function: noun

1 a solid piece of material usually rectangular and considerably longer than it is wide FF1C; a bar of gold FF1E;

Synonyms: billet, ingot, rod, slab, stick, strip

2 something that stands in the way of some objective FF1C; his religion was a bar to membership in that exclusive club FF1E;

Synonyms: barricade, barrier, blank wall, block, blockade, fence, roadblock, stop, wall

Related Words: clog, encumbrance, hamper, hindrance, impediment; hurdle, obstacle, obstruction, stumbling block; check, checkrein, control, curb; bamboo curtain, iron curtain; difficulty, hardship, vicissitude


Synonyms: OBSTACLE , Chinese wall, hamper, hurdle, impediment, obstruction, rub, snag, stumbling block, traverse

Related Words: check, checkrein, control, curb

Contrasted Words: accommodation, convenience, facility, service

Antonyms: advantage


Synonyms: COURT 2, lawcourt, tribunal

5 a room or public establishment where alcoholic beverages are served FF1C; nightly discussions in the bar FF1E;

Synonyms: barroom, ||booser, ||bucket shop, buvette, cantina, cocktail lounge, drinkery, drunkery, ||gin mill, ||groggery, ||grogshop, lounge, pothouse, pub, ||public house, ||rum-hole, rummery, ||rum-mill, rumshop, saloon, tap, taproom, tavern, watering hole, watering place; compare ALEHOUSE

Related Words: barrelhouse, bistro, bottle club, cabaret, café, dive, honky-tonk, nightclub, rathskeller, roadhouse, wineshop

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.