: 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.