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Noun bar has 14 senses
  1. barroom, bar, saloon, ginmill, taproom - a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
    --1 is a kind of room
    --1 is a part of
     public house, pub, saloon, pothouse, gin mill, taphouse
    --1 has particulars:
     barrelhouse, honky-tonk; cocktail lounge; sawdust saloon; speakeasy
  2. bar - a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
    --2 is a kind of
    --2 has particulars:
     cash bar; oyster bar; salad bar; snack bar, snack counter, buffet; soda fountain; sushi bar; wet bar; wine bar
  3. bar - 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"
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has particulars:
     belaying pin; bolt, deadbolt; bolt; carpenter's level; chinning bar; core; crossbar; drawbar; fret; grab bar; handlebar; handspike; heaver; lever; rail; rotor; shackle; slice bar; stabilizer bar, anti-sway bar; towel rail, towel bar; track, rail, rails
    Derived form: verb bar4
  4. measure, bar - musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
    --4 is a kind of musical notation
  5. bar - an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
    --5 is a kind of
    obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta
    --5 is a part of goal
    Derived forms: verb bar4, verb bar2
  6. prevention, bar - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
    --6 is a kind of hindrance, interference
    --6 has particulars:
     averting; debarment; disqualification; interception; nonproliferation, non-proliferation; obviation, forestalling, preclusion; prophylaxis; save; suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling
    Derived form: verb bar1
  7. bar - (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"
    --7 is a kind of
    pressure unit
    --7 has parts: millibar; barye, bar absolute, microbar
  8. bar - a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
    --8 is a kind of
    ridge; barrier
    --8 has particulars: sandbar, sand bar
  9. legal profession, bar, legal community - the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
    --9 is a kind of profession, community
  10. cake, bar - a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate"
    --10 is a kind of block
    --10 has particulars: tablet
  11. Browning automatic rifle, BAR - a portable .30 caliber magazine-fed automatic rifle operated by gas pressure; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
    --11 is a kind of automatic rifle, automatic, machine rifle
  12. bar - a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
    --12 is a kind of
    --12 is a part of horizontal bar, high bar; parallel bars, bars
  13. bar - a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars"
    --13 is a kind of
    heating element
  14. bar - (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"
    --14 is a kind of
    railing, rail
    --14 is a part of court, courtroom
Verb bar has 4 senses
  1. bar, debar, exclude - prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"
    --1 is one way to forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow
    Derived form: noun bar6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar - render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"
    --2 is one way to obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
    Derived form: noun bar5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. banish, relegate, bar - expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"
    --3 is one way to expel, throw out, kick out
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  4. bar - secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door"
    --4 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Antonyms: unbar
    Derived forms: noun bar5, noun bar3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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