:to fasten with a long, narrow piece of wood, metal, or other material :to fasten with a bar (see 1bar 1a)
:to mark with straight stripes, bands, or lines that are much longer than they are wide :to mark with bars (see 1bar 4) :stripe
- a feather barred with blue
:to confine or shut in by or as if by bars (see 1bar 1a)
- barring prisoners in their cells
:to set aside :to not take into consideration :rule out
- did not bar the possibility of further measures
:to keep out :exclude
—often used with from
- Women were barred from joining the club.
:to put forth legal objection to (something, such as a claim or action)
:to prevent (a party) from bringing a claim or action
- final judgment barred the subsequent claim
- Plaintiffs are barred from litigating such claims.