Definition of BAR

a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide <all of the prison's windows are partially covered with steel bars>
Synonyms billet, rod
a line or long narrow section differing in color from the background <the cat had a bar of white down her throat>
Synonyms band, bar, streak
Related Words blaze, crossbar, pinstripe
a pile or ridge of granular matter (as sand or snow) <more than one boater has run aground on that treacherous bar of sand in the river>
Synonyms bar, drift, mound
a place of business where alcoholic beverages are sold to be consumed on the premises <a bar that serves meals as well as drinks>
Synonyms bar, café (also cafe), cantina [Southwest], dramshop, gin mill, grogshop [chiefly British], pub, public house [chiefly British], saloon, taproom, tavern, watering hole, watering place
an assembly of persons for the administration of justice <rather than try and convict the alleged murderer in the mass media, let justice be done at the bar>
Synonyms bar, bench, forum, tribunal
something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared <we need to raise the bar for what is acceptable behavior in this situation>

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