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bars

noun , plural of 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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barrooms, cafés (also cafes), cantinas [Southwest], dramshops, gin mills, grogshops [chiefly British], pubs, public houses [chiefly British], saloons, taprooms, taverns, watering holes, watering places

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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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