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bar

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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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barroom, café (also cafe), cantina [Southwest], dramshop, gin mill, grogshop [chiefly British], pub, public house [chiefly British], saloon, taproom, tavern, watering hole, watering place

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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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court of law

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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bar

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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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close one's doors to

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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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