- I UK [bɑː(r)] / US [bɑr]
Word forms "bar":
singular bar plural bars
1) a place where you go to buy and drink alcoholic drinks
We met at Ernie's Bar.
a wine/cocktail bara) the counter where alcoholic drinks are served in a bar or pub
Whose turn is it to go to the bar (= to buy the drinks)?b) British a room in a pubc) a small place that serves a particular type of food
a sushi bar
a sandwich bar2) a long narrow piece of metal
an old house with iron bars on the windows
The car's safety features include side-impact bars.a) the long thin part of an electric fire that becomes red and produces heatb) computing a long narrow shape along one of the sides of a window on a computer screen
Use the scroll bar to move up and down the page.
There's a quick-access menu bar below the top menu.c) the long piece of wood or metal across the top of the goal in football and similar sports
Owen's shot hit the bar and ended up in the crowd.3) a solid block of a substance such as chocolate or soapbar of:
a chocolate bar
a bar of soap4) music one of the sections in a line of music. Each bar contains several notes.5)a) something that prevents another thing from happeningbar to:
We have to ensure that a person's ethnic background is no bar to success in the workplace.b) an order stating that something is not allowedbar on:
The ruling placed a bar on any mention of the facts in the media.6) the barlegal the profession of being a barrister (= a lawyer who has the right to speak in a higher court of law). If someone is called to the bar, they become a barrister.•
II UK [bɑː(r)] / US [bɑr] verb [transitive]
Word forms "bar":
present tense I/you/we/they bar he/she/it bars present participle barring past tense barred past participle barred
1) [often passive] to officially say that something must not happen, or that someone must not do something or go somewherebar someone from (doing) something:
The new rule bars the export of live animals.
It was an old-fashioned club from which women were barred.
He has been barred from running for political office for five years.2)a) to put something across a door or window so that no one can get through it
Bar the door and don't let anyone in.b) to prevent someone from going somewhere by standing in their waybar someone's way/path:
Guards were everywhere, barring all exits.
There were three vicious-looking dogs barring our way.See:
III UK [bɑː(r)] / US [bɑr] preposition Britishused after words such as "all", "every", and "any" to mean "except"
Oxford city centre is closed to all traffic bar buses and taxis.•- bar none
English dictionary. 2014.
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Bär — Bär … Deutsch Wörterbuch
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Bar — may refer to:* A rod/stick, pole, or handrail made of structural steel ** Grab bar ** Rebar * an ingot or gold bar * Bar (diacritic), a line through a letter used as a diacritic * Bar (establishment), a retail establishment which serves alcoholic … Wikipedia
bar — 1 / bär/ n often attrib 1 a: the railing in a courtroom that encloses the area around the judge where prisoners are stationed in criminal cases or where the business of the court is transacted in civil cases compare bench 1, dock … Law dictionary
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Bar — steht für: eine Maßeinheit des Drucks, siehe Bar (Einheit) in der Gastronomie ein Lokal, in dem Getränke ausgeschenkt werden, siehe Bar (Lokal) in Musik und Lyrik eine Strophenform, siehe Bar (Meistergesang) im Alten Ägypten für einen Schiffstyp … Deutsch Wikipedia
Bar — (b[aum]r), n. [OE. barre, F. barre, fr. LL. barra, W. bar the branch of a tree, bar, baren branch, Gael. & Ir. barra bar. [root]91.] 1. A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a lever and … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Bär — steht für: Bär (Familienname), den Familiennamen Bär Baer (Adelsgeschlecht) in den Varianten Baehr, Baer oder Bär Bären (Ursidae), Tierfamilie mit ihren Unterarten Bär (Wappentier), ein Wappentier Bärenspinner, einen von mehreren Vertretern einer … Deutsch Wikipedia
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BAR — BAR, town in Vinnitsa oblast, Ukraine. Bar passed to Russia at the second partition of Poland in 1793, and from 1796 to the 1917 Russian Revolution was a district capital in the province (government) of Podolia. The Bar community was one of the… … Encyclopedia of Judaism