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definition of the word bar

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From Middle English barre, from Old French barre

Singular
bar

Plural
bars

bar (plural bars)

  1. A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.
  2. (metallurgy) a solid metal object with uniform (round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular) cross-section, whose smallest dimension is .25 inch or greater (US), a piece of thinner material being called a strip.
    Ancient Sparta used iron bars instead of handy coins in more valuable alloi, to physically disencourage the use of money
  3. A cuboid piece of any solid commodity.
    bar of chocolate
    bar of soap
  4. A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart.
  5. A business licensed to sell intoxicating beverages for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house.
  6. The counter of such a premises
  7. A similar device or simply a closet containing alcoholic beverages in a private house or a hotel room.
  8. An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.
  9. (computing, whimsical, derived from fubar) Used to stand for some unspecified entity, usually a second entity following foo.
    Suppose we have two objects, foo and bar
  10. (law, "the Bar") Short for the Bar Exam, the legal licensing exam.
    He's studying hard to pass the Bar this time; he's failed it twice before.
  11. (UK, law, "the Bar") A collective term for barristers.
  12. (UK, law, loosely, "the Bar") The profession of barristers.
  13. (music) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value.
  14. (music) One of these musical sections.
  15. (soccer) The crossbar
  16. (backgammon) The central divider between the inner and outer table of a backgammon board, where stones are placed if they are hit.
  17. An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act
  18. A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
  19. (nautical) A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other substance, especially a formation extending across the mouth of a river or harbor or off a beach, and which may obstruct navigation. (FM 55-501).
  20. (heraldry) One of the ordinaries in heraldry.
    See wikipedia article on the topic: Ordinary (heraldry)
  21. (sports) A horizontal pole that must be crossed in high jump and pole vault


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