American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
- n. A solid oblong block of a substance, such as soap or candy.
- n. A rectangular block of a precious metal.
- n. Sports A horizontal bar.
- n. Sports A horizontal rod that marks the height to be cleared in high jumping or pole vaulting.
- n. A standard, expectation, or degree of requirement: a leader whose example set a high bar for others.
- n. Something that impedes or prevents action or progress. See Synonyms at obstacle.
- n. A ridge, as of sand or gravel, on a shore or streambed, that is formed by the action of tides or currents.
- n. A narrow marking, as a stripe or band.
- n. A narrow metal or embroidered strip worn on a military uniform indicating rank or service.
- n. Chiefly British A small insignia worn on a military decoration indicating that it has been awarded an additional time.
- n. Heraldry A pair of horizontal parallel lines drawn across a shield.
- n. Law The nullification, defeat, or prevention of a claim or action.
- n. Law The process by which nullification, defeat, or prevention is achieved.
- n. The railing in a courtroom enclosing the part of the room where the judges and lawyers sit, witnesses are heard, and prisoners are tried.
- n. A place of judgment; a tribunal.
- n. Law Attorneys considered as a group.
- n. Law The profession of law.
- n. Music A vertical line drawn through a staff to mark off a measure.
- n. Music A measure.
- n. Variant of barre.
- n. A counter at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.
- n. An establishment or room having such a counter.
- v. To fasten securely with a long, straight, rigid piece of material.
- v. To shut in or out with or as if with bars.
- v. To obstruct or impede; block.
- v. To keep out; exclude. See Synonyms at hinder1.
- v. To rule out; except.
- v. To mark with stripes or bands.
- v. Law To stop (a claim or action) by objection.
- prep. Except for; excluding: This was your best performance, bar none.
- idiom. behind bars In prison.
- n. A unit of pressure equal to one million (106) dynes per square centimeter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of wood, metal, or other solid matter, long in proportion to its thickness, used for some mechanical purpose; a rod: as, a capstan-bar; the bars of a grate; the splinter-bar of a vehicle; especially, such a piece of wood or metal used as an obstruction or guard: as, the bars of a fence or gate; the bar of a door or window.
- n. Anything which obstructs, hinders, or impedes; an obstruction; an obstacle; a barrier.
- n. A barrier— At the entrance to a city, or between the city proper and its suburbs; hence, the gate at which the barrier was placed in former times, as Temple Bar in London, now removed, and the existing medieval bars of York.
- n. At a toll-house; a toll-gate. Also called toll-bar.
- n. An accumulation forming a bank obstructive to navigation or to the flow of water. A bank of sand, gravel, or earth forming a shoal in any body of water; a bank or shoal at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing entrance or rendering it difficult.
- n. A narrow point of land jutting out into the water. In placer-mining, an accumulation of sand or gravel in or near the bed of a stream.
- n. In law: The railing inclosing the place which counsel occupy in courts of justice.
- n. The place in court where prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence.
- n. The practising members of the legal profession in a given community; all those who have the right to plead in a court; counsel or barristers in general, or those present in court.
- n. A stoppage or defeat in an action or suit by countervailing the alleged right of action.
- n. In England, a railing or barrier which separates a space near the door from the body of either house of Parliament, beyond which none but members and clerks are admitted. At these bars counsel stand when pleading before the house, and to the same bar witnesses and such as have been ordered into custody for breaches of privilege are brought. In the houses of Congress, the bar, for the latter purpose, is the area in front of the presiding officer.
- n. Figuratively, any tribunal: as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of God.
- n. That portion of a tavern, inn, coffee-house, or the like, where liquors, etc., are set out; the counter over which articles are served in such an establishment.
- n. A band or stripe: as, a bar of light.
- n. In farriery, the upper part of the gums of a horse between the grinders and tusks, which bears no teeth, and to which the bit is fitted.
- n. In music, a line drawn perpendicularly across the staff, dividing it into equal measures of time and marking the place of the strong accent; hence, the space and notes included between two such lines; the portion of music represented by the included notes. See also double bar, below.
- n. In com.: An ingot, a lump, or a wedge, as of gold or silver, from the mines, run in a mold, and unwrought.
- n. A short piece of bar-iron about half a pound in weight, used as a medium of traffic with African negroes.
- n. In printing: The lever by which the pressure is applied in a hand-press.
- n. The middle cross-piece of a printers' chase.
- n. In heraldry, a horizontal stripe crossing the field, narrower than the fesse, and occupying usually one fifth or less of the field: one of the nine ordinaries. It is rare that one bar only is used; bars may be borne in any number, and the blazon always names the number; but when more than four, as they are smaller, they are called
barrulets. See barryand barwise.
- n. In a bridle, the mouthpiece connecting the checks.
- n. In a rifle-sight, a plate in the form of segment, with its upper or chord edge horizontal, and secured in a ring. If the plate has a vertical slot in it, it is called a slit barsight; if it has an annulus or smaller ring attached to it, it is a bar-sight or open bead-sight.
- n. In saddlery, one of the side pieces connecting the pommel and cantle of a saddle.
- To fasten with a bar, or as with a bar.
- To hinder; obstruct; prevent; prohibit; restrain.
- To except; exclude by exception.
- To provide with a bar or bars; mark with bars; cross with one or more stripes or lines.
- To make into bars.
- Except; omitting; but: as, to offer to bet two to one against any horse bar one.
- n. An acanthopterygian European fish, Sciæna aquila. Also called maigre.
- An obsolete (Middle English) or dialectal form of bare.
- A Middle English preterit of bear.
- n. A dialectal form of bear.
- n. A Middle English form of baron.
- n. In England, the space behind the bar, often large enough to form a small office. Also called bar-parlor.
- n. In anatomy: A general term for any of the cranial arches, such as Meckel's cartilage, or the hyoid and branchial arches, which have the form of more or less continuous rods or bars.
- n. Less often used for portions of the cranium which have a rod-like shape, as the jugal or postorbital bars. In this sense synonymous with *arcade or architecture
- n. In meteorology, a long cigar-shaped cloud, generally nearly stationary, but sometimes moving broadside on across the sky; specifically, the stationary cloud to the leeward of the helm-cloud over the Cross-fell range in England during easterly winds.
- n. The division between the two tables of a backgammon-board on which captured pieces are placed.
- n. Specifically, in violin-making, the same as bass-bar.
- n. Same as pennant-bar.
- In any betting transaction, to exclude one of the possibilities: as, to bet 4 to 1, bar one, in a horse-race, meaning that a certain horse is not included.
- An abbreviation of barometer.
- n. A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.
- n. countable, uncountable, metallurgy A solid metal object with uniform (round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular) cross-section; in the US its smallest dimension is .25 inch or greater, a piece of thinner material being called a strip.
- n. A cuboid piece of any solid commodity.
- n. A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart.
- n. A diacritical mark that consists of a line drawn through a grapheme. (For example, turning A into Ⱥ.)
- n. A business licensed to sell alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house.
- n. The counter of such a premises.
- n. A counter, or simply a cabinet, from which alcoholic drinks are served in a private house or a hotel room.
- n. In combinations such as coffee bar, juice bar, etc., a premises or counter serving non-alcoholic drinks.
- n. An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.
- n. computing, whimsical, derived from fubar A metasyntactic variable representing an unspecified entity, often the second in a series, following foo.
- n. UK, law The railing surrounding the part of a courtroom in which the judges, lawyers, defendants and witnesses stay
- n. law Short for the Bar exam, the legal licensing exam.
- n. law A collective term for lawyers or the legal profession; specifically applied to barristers in some countries but including all lawyers in others.
- n. music A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value.
- n. music One of those musical sections.
- n. sports A horizontal pole that must be crossed in high jump and pole vault
- n. soccer The crossbar
- n. backgammon The central divider between the inner and outer table of a backgammon board, where stones are placed if they are hit.
- n. An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act
- n. A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
- n. nautical, hydrology A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other substance, especially a formation extending across the mouth of a river or harbor or off a beach, and which may obstruct navigation. (FM 55-501).
- n. heraldry One of the ordinaries in heraldry; a fess.
- n. An informal unit of measure of signal strength for a wireless device such as a cell phone.
- n. A city gate in UK places names, such as 'Potters Bar.'
- v. transitive To obstruct the passage of (someone or something).
- v. transitive To prohibit.
- v. transitive To lock or bolt with a bar.
- v. to imprint or paint with bars, to stripe
- prep. Except, with the exception of.
- prep. horse racing Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name.
- n. A non-SI unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. An indefinite quantity of some substance, so shaped as to be long in proportion to its breadth and thickness.
- n. Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.
- n. A bank of sand, gravel, or other matter, esp. at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation.
- n. Any railing that divides a room, or office, or hall of assembly, in order to reserve a space for those having special privileges.
- n. The railing that incloses the place which counsel occupy in courts of justice. Hence, the phrase
at the bar of the courtsignifies in open court.
- n. The place in court where prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence.
- n. The whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession.
- n. A special plea constituting a sufficient answer to plaintiff's action.
- n. Any tribunal.
- n. 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.
- n. (Her.) An ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying only one fifth part of the field.
- n. A broad shaft, or band, or stripe.
- n. (Mus.) A vertical line across the staff. Bars divide the staff into spaces which represent measures, and are themselves called
- n. The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.
- n. 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.
- n. A drilling or tamping rod.
- n. A vein or dike crossing a lode.
- n. A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.
- n. A slender strip of wood which divides and supports the glass of a window; a sash bar.
- v. To fasten with a bar.
- v. To restrict or confine, as if by a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to prevent; to prohibit; ; -- sometimes with
- v. To except; to exclude by exception.
- v. To cross with one or more stripes or lines.
- v. expel, as if by official decree
- n. 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
- n. musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
- n. a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
- n. a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon
- n. (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter
- n. the act of preventing
- n. (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried
- v. prevent from entering; keep out
- n. a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
- v. secure with, or as if with, bars
- n. a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
- n. a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
- n. the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
- v. render unsuitable for passage
- n. a counter where you can obtain food or drink
- n. a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
- n. a heating element in an electric fire
- n. an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
- From Ancient Greek βάρος (baros, "weight"), coined c. 1900. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English barre, from Old French; see barre.Greek baros, weight. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“It must be remembered that the boats had entered the Niger by the _Brass_ river, the bar of which was _his bar_, and that he had bargained to act as pilot through its mouth, so that there was ample excuse for the poor wretch; this, however, in no degree lessened the danger of the position in which the little _Lark_ was placed.”
“The currents are very rapid, and carry with them quantities of sand, which the sea throws back towards the coast; this it is that forms a bar at the mouth of the river; but the currents have opened themselves a passage, which is called the _pass of the bar_.”
“I find in the music of the _Fandango_, written under one bar, _Salida_, which signifies _going out_; it is where the woman is to part a little from her partner, and to move slowly by herself; and I suppose it was at _that bar_ the lady was so overcome, as to determine not to return.”
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“The only window-based interface element in the QuickTime X Player is reportedly the title bar, which is reminiscent of the iPhone's semi-transparent black glass interface while also adopting hues from the video frames playing beneath it.”
“I know I'm using one at least one or two versions old although it appears that the biggest change was just the start button and such, the shading on the title bar which is what seems to catch peoples' eyes is still the same”
“Put your mouse pointer on the title bar of that window, literally give it a "shake," and all other open programs minimize and disappear.”
“Between the title bar, menu bar, tabbed sites and the Windows start bar, around 40 per cent of the screen gets chewed up.”
“It means that he filled out the title bar but not the text box.”
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