Noun Definition


1.Definition: (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried

"Spectators were not allowed past the bar"

Category: Objects

2.Definition: (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter

"Unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter"

Category: General

3.Definition: a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)

"A bar of chocolate"

Related Noun(s):cake

Category: Objects

4.Definition: a counter where you can obtain food or drink

"He bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"

Category: Objects

5.Definition: a heating element in an electric fire

"An electric fire with three bars"

Category: Objects

6.Definition: a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises

Category: Objects

7.Definition: a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background

"A green toad with small black stripes or bars", "May the Stars and Stripes forever wave"

Related Noun(s):streak, stripe

Category: General

8.Definition: a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War

Category: Objects

9.Definition: a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

"There were bars in the windows to prevent escape"

Category: Objects

10.Definition: a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter

"He drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"

Related Noun(s):barroom, ginmill, saloon, taproom

Category: Objects

11.Definition: a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore

"The boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"

Category: Objects

12.Definition: an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal

"It was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"

Category: Objects

13.Definition: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats

"The orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"

Related Noun(s):measure

Category: General

14.Definition: the act of preventing

"There was no bar against leaving", "Money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

Related Noun(s):prevention

Category: General

15.Definition: the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction

"He was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"

Category: General