American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Marked with bars or stripes: barred prison cells; barred plumage on a bird.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Secured with a bar or bars: as, “the close-barred portal,”
- Furnished or made with bars: as, a five-barred gate.
- Obstructed by a bar, as a harbor.
- Striped; streaked: used especially of textile fabrics: as, “barred al of silk,”
- In music: Marked off by bars. Same as barré, 2.
- In heraldry, same as barry.
- adj. marked with stripes or bands
- adj. preventing entry or exit or a course of action
“There is also immense curiosity about the possible fallout from Presidents Obama and Chavez being in the same room, not to mention rife speculation over Cuba, the only nation barred from the Summit.”
“This committee should be disbanded and a new one formed, and all the participants of the secret meetings should be barred from the new committee.”
“In an arena dominated by men, however, Mary is barred from the academic community; as a young woman with unusual interests she is suspected of sinful behavior.”
“Companies found in violation of the U.S. law risk being barred from the American financial system or from receiving U.S. government contracts.”
“Both were suspended and barred from the red and yellow-striped fleet when their weight reached around 20 stone, apparently too much for the relatively cramped cabins and seats.”
“NEW YORK — A key government witness has been barred from the trial of a Tanzanian man accused in a plot to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998, delaying the case until next week.”
“The Spanish mountain specialist was unable to defend his title last year because Astana was barred from the race because of doping scandals.”
“So long as a man's vagaries did no special hurt to the community, the community let the man alone, nor was Pentfield barred from the cabins of men who possessed white wives.”
“Week by week more of the socialist papers were barred from the mails, and in a number of instances the Black Hundreds destroyed the socialist presses.”
“With those suspicions confirmed, White will probably be barred from the post, where he was a member of the honor guard.”
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