Meaning of BAR in English


noun a drilling or tamping rod.

2. bar ·noun a vein or dike crossing a lode.

3. bar ·noun a gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.

4. bar ·noun to cross with one or more stripes or lines.

5. bar ·noun to fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate.

6. bar ·noun to except; to exclude by exception.

7. bar ·noun any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of god.

8. bar ·noun a broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, a bar of light; a bar of color.

9. bar ·noun a special plea constituting a sufficient answer to plaintiff's action.

10. bar ·noun anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.

11. bar ·noun the whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession.

12. bar ·noun an ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying only one fifth part of the field.

13. bar ·noun the place in court where prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence.

14. bar ·noun a slender strip of wood which divides and supports the glass of a window; a sash bar.

15. bar ·noun the space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.

xvi. bar ·noun a bank of sand, gravel, or other matter, ·esp. at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation.

xvii. bar ·noun a vertical line across the staff. bars divide the staff into spaces which represent measures, and are themselves called measures.

xviii. bar ·noun the railing that incloses the place which counsel occupy in courts of justice. hence, the phrase at the bar of the court signifies in open court.

xix. bar ·noun the part of the crust of a horse's hoof which is bent inwards towards the frog at the heel on each side, and extends into the center of the sole.

xx. bar ·noun an indefinite quantity of some substance, so shaped as to be long in proportion to its breadth and thickness; as, a bar of gold or of lead; a bar of soap.

xxi. bar ·noun a barrier or counter, over which liquors and food are passed to customers; hence, the portion of the room behind the counter where liquors for sale are kept.

xxii. bar ·noun any railing that divides a room, or office, or hall of assembly, in order to reserve a space for those having special privileges; as, the bar of the house of commons.

xxiii. bar ·noun a piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a lever and for various other purposes, but especially for a hindrance, obstruction, or fastening; as, the bars of a fence or gate; the bar of a door.

xxiv. bar ·noun to restrict or confine, as if by a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to prevent; to prohibit; as, to bar the entrance of evil; distance bars our intercourse; the statute bars my right; the right is barred by time; a release bars the plaintiff's recovery;

— sometimes with up.

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