What is bar?

  • (noun): A submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore.
    Example: "The boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on bar:

Admission To The Bar In The United States
... Admission to the bar in the United States is the granting of permission by a particular court system to a lawyer to practice law in that system ... own court system and sets its own rules for bar admission (or privilege to practice law), which can lead to different admission standards among states ... In most cases, a person who is "admitted" to the bar is thereby a "member" of the particular bar ...
Bar - Other
... Bar (heraldry), an ordinary consisting of a horizontal band across the shield Bar Confederation, an 18th-century Polish association Bar mitzvah Bar (form), a cell phone form factor Dowel ...
Nitrous Oxide Engine - Types of Nitrous Systems - Plenum Bar
... Another type of system is called a plenum bar system ... Plenum bar systems are usually used in conjunction with direct port systems in multi-stage nitrous systems ...
Bar Harbor, Maine
... Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States ... Bar Harbor is a famous summer colony in the Down East region of Maine ... Bar Harbor is home to the largest parts of Acadia National Park, including Cadillac Mountain, the highest point within 25 miles (40 km) of the coastline of the Eastern United States, and, offshore, the ...
Gay Bar - History
... in 1967, her sister Greet continued the business until it closed in 1982, but the bar and its entire interior was preserved by her ever since and could be visited upon request ... she took the initiative to have the bar reopened ... The bar has been open under management of her daughter Diana since Queen's Day 30 April 2008 ...

More definitions of "bar":

  • (verb): Prevent from entering; keep out.
    Synonyms: debar, exclude
  • (noun): A room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter.
    Example: "He drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
    Synonyms: barroom, saloon, ginmill, taproom
  • (noun): An obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal.
    Example: "It was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
  • (noun): A counter where you can obtain food or drink.
    Example: "He bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"
  • (noun): (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter.
    Example: "Unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter"
  • (noun): A block of solid substance (such as soap or wax).
    Example: "A bar of chocolate"
    Synonyms: cake
  • (noun): (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried.
    Example: "Spectators were not allowed past the bar"
  • (verb): Secure with, or as if with, bars.
    Example: "He barred the door"
  • (noun): A horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises.
  • (noun): The act of preventing.
    Example: "There was no bar against leaving"
    Synonyms: prevention
  • (noun): The body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction.
    Example: "He was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"
    Synonyms: legal profession, legal community
  • (noun): A heating element in an electric fire.
    Example: "An electric fire with three bars"
  • (noun): A portable .30 caliber magazine-fed automatic rifle operated by gas pressure; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War.
    Synonyms: Browning automatic rifle
  • (noun): Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats.
    Synonyms: measure
  • (noun): A rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon.
    Example: "There were bars in the windows to prevent escape"

Famous quotes containing the word bar:

    I am of course confident that I will fulfil my tasks as a writer in all circumstances—from my grave even more successfully and more irrefutably than in my lifetime. No one can bar the road to truth, and to advance its cause I am prepared to accept even death. But may it be that repeated lessons will finally teach us not to stop the writer’s pen during his lifetime? At no time has this ennobled our history.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918)

    They made a paction tween them twa,
    They made it firm and sure,
    That the first word whaeer shoud speak,
    Shoud rise and bar the door.
    —Unknown. Get Up and Bar the Door (l. 13–16)

    Even the most incompetent English actor, coming on the stage briefly to announce the presence below of Lord and Lady Ditherege, gives forth a sound so soft and dulcet as almost to be a bar of music. But sometimes that is all there is. The words are lost in the graceful sweep of the notes.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)