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Bar A bar (also known as a saloon or a tavern or sometimes as a pub or club, referring to the actual establishment, as in pub bar or savage club etc.) is a retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, and other beverages such as mineral water and soft drinks.


A relatively long, evenly shaped piece of some solid substance, as metal or wood, used as a guard or obstruction or for some mechanical purpose: the bars of a cage. An oblong piece of any solid material: a bar of soap; a candy bar. The amount of material in a bar. An ingot, lump, or wedge of gold or silver. A long ridge of sand, gravel, or other material near or slightly above the surface of the water at or near the mouth of a river or harbor entrance, often constituting an obstruction to navigation. Anything that obstructs, hinders, or impedes; obstacle; barrier: a bar to important legislation. A counter or place where beverages, especially liquors, or light meals are served to customers: a snack bar; a milk bar. A barroom or tavern. (in a home) a counter, small wagon, or similar piece of furniture for serving food or beverages: a breakfast bar. The legal profession. The practicing members of the legal profession in a given community. Any tribunal: the bar of public opinion. A band or strip: a bar of light. A railing in a courtroom separating the general public from the part of the room occupied by the judges, jury, attorneys, etc. A crowbar. Music. Also called bar line. the line marking the division between two measures of music. double bar. the unit of music contained between two bar lines; measure. Ballet. barre. Law. an objection that nullifies an action or claim. a stoppage or defeat of an alleged right of action. Typography. a horizontal stroke of a type character, as of an A, H, t, and sometimes e. Architecture. (in tracery) a relatively long and slender upright of stone treated as a colonette or molded. Building Trades. an iron or steel shape: I-bar. a muntin. Military. one of a pair of metal or cloth insignia worn by certain commissioned officers. bars, the transverse ridges on the roof of the mouth of a horse. A space between the molar and canine teeth of a horse into which the bit is fitted. (in a bridle) the mouthpiece connecting the cheeks. Bride2(def
1). Heraldry. a horizontal band, narrower than a fess, that crosses the field of an escutcheon. Obsolete. a gateway capable of being barred. To equip or fasten with a bar or bars: Bar the door before retiring for the night. To block by or as if by bars: The police barred the exits in an attempt to prevent the thief's escape. To prevent or hinder: They barred her entrance to the club. To exclude or except: He was barred from membership because of his reputation. To mark with bars,ŋ stripes, or bands. Except; omitting; but: bar none. At bar, Law. before the court and being tried: a case at bar. before all the judges of a court: a trial at bar. behind bars, in jail: We wanted the criminal behind bars. Mosquito net. A centimeter-gram-second unit of pressure, equal to one million dynes per square centimeter. (formerly) microbar. Abbreviation: b Browning automatic rifle. A combining form meaning “pressure,” used in the formation of compound words: barograph. A handrail placed at hip height, used by a dancer to maintain balance during practice. Barometer. Barometric. Barrel. Barrister. Baruch. Bachelor of Architecture. A rigid usually straight length of metal, wood, etc, that is longer than it is wide or thick, used esp as a barrier or as a structural or mechanical parta bar of a gate A solid usually rectangular block of any materiala bar of soap Anything that obstructs or prevents an offshore ridge of sand, mud, or shingle lying near the shore and parallel to it, across the mouth of a river, bay, or harbour, or linking an island to the mainlandUS and Canadian an alluvial deposit in a stream, river, or lake A counter or room where alcoholic drinks are served A counter, room, or establishment where a particular range of goods, food, services, etc, are solda coffee bar; a heel bar A narrow band or stripe, as of colour or light A heating element in an electric fire (in England) the area in a court of law separating the part reserved for the bench and Queen's Counsel from the area occupied by junior barristers, solicitors, and the general publicSee also Bar The place in a court of law where the accused stands during his trialthe prisoner at the bar A particular court of law British (in the House of Lords and House of Commons) the boundary where nonmembers wishing to address either House appear and where persons are arraigned A plea showing that a plaintiff has no cause of action, as when the case has already been adjudicated upon or the time allowed for bringing the action has passed Anything referred to as an authority or tribunalthe bar of decency Also called: measure music a group of beats that is repeated with a consistent rhythm throughout a piece or passage of music. The number of beats in the bar is indicated by the time signature another word for bar line British insignia added to a decoration indicating a second awardUS a strip of metal worn with uniform, esp to signify rank or as an award for service A variant spelling of barre Sport See crossbar Gymnastics See horizontal bar part of the metal mouthpiece of a horse's bridle the space between the horse's teeth in which such a part fits Either of two horny extensions that project forwards and inwards from the rear of the outer layer of a horse's hoof See crowbar, glazing-bar Lacemaking needlework another name for bride 2 Heraldry an ordinary consisting of a horizontal line across a shield, typically narrower than a fesse, and usually appearing in twos or threes Maths a superscript line ⁻ placed over a letter symbol to indicate, for example, a mean value or the complex conjugate of a complex number Behind bars in prison Won't have a bar of or wouldn't have a bar of Australian and NZ informal cannot tolerate; dislike To fasten or secure with a barto bar the door To shut in or out with or as if with barriersto bar the entrances To obstruct; hinderthe fallen tree barred the road (usually foll by from) to prohibit; forbidto bar a couple from meeting (usually foll by from) to keep out; excludeto bar a person from membership To mark with a bar or bars Law to prevent or halt (an action) by showing that the claimant has no cause To mark off (music) into bars with bar lines Except forthe best recital bar last night's Bar none without exception A cgs unit of pressure equal to 10 6 dynes per square centimetre. 1 bar is equivalent to 10 5 newtons per square metre Immunity from being caught or otherwise penalized in a game A cry for such immunity (in England and elsewhere) barristers collectively US the legal profession collectively Be called to the Bar British to become a barrister Be called within the Bar British to be appointed as a Queen's Counsel Browning Automatic Rifle Barometer Barometric Barrel (container or unit of measure) Barrister Indicating weight or pressurebarometer A rail at hip height used for ballet practice and leg exercises The act of laying the index finger over some or all of the strings of a guitar, lute, or similar instrument, so that the pitch of each stopped string is simultaneously raisedCompare capo 1 The playing of chords in this manner To execute (chords) in this manner By using the barré

Examples of writing bar from books

Someone slipped onto the barstool that Aaron had vacated, and the bartender approached, tossing a coaster down on the bar.

As a rule, bartenders are part of the background of the bar area-just like the mirror that hangs on the wall or the empty glasses along the back of the bar.

An antique wooden bar stretched across the back of the large, open room, the bartender dressed in a white tuxedo, his hair oiled and his handlebar mustache reminiscent of a bygone era.

He beckoned the barkeep closer and then leaned over the bar, and Matthew saw his eyes go as deadly as the barrels of his pistol.

I thought smoking wasn't allowed in bars in Washington anymore?" My words were meant to be under my breath, but the barkeep behind the bar heard me.

There was a horseshoe shaped bar along the other side of the room with nicely dressed bartenders and velvet and lace clad barmaids.

She was up on her knees on the barstool, elbows on the bar, her face about two inches from Sammy's, who was leaning over from his side of the bar.

He kept a clean work shirt here at the bar." Kenneth joined Bart, leaving Kat and Barbara chatting by the door.

He approached the bar and chose a barstool on the side of the bar where Brittany was working.

The barbarian leaned over to look at the shattered bar that had barred the door.

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