from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked with bars or stripes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having bars, striped.
  • adjective Prevented.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of bar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked with stripes or bands
  • adjective preventing entry or exit or a course of action


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  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer pg. 250

    "His spirit slipped away to the final lands that were barred to the Taha Aki for all eternity."

    December 2, 2010