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bar

noun

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 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

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2 a line or long narrow section differing in color from the background
  • the cat had a bar of white down her throat

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3 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

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4 a place of business where alcoholic beverages are sold to be consumed on the premises
  • a bar that serves meals as well as drinks

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5 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

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7 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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Synonyms of bar (Entry 2 of 3)

not including
  • everyone in the company is invited, bar none

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bar

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1 to make stripes on
  • barred the fence with white strips

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3 to prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of
  • beach-goers are barred from walking in roped-off sections of the beach to protect nesting birds

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4 to disallow entry into (a place) by means of a physical barrier at the entry point
  • the bikeway was barred by a huge fallen tree

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The first known use of bar was in the 12th century

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“Bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bar. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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