Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bar

15 senses of bar

Sense 1
barroom, bar, saloon, ginmill, taproom -- (a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar")
       => room -- (an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view")

Sense 2
bar -- (a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar")
       => counter -- (table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted)

Sense 3
bar -- (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")
       => implement -- (instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end)

Sense 4
measure, bar -- (musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song")
       => musical notation -- ((music) notation used by musicians)

Sense 5
bar -- (an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar")
       => obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta -- (any structure that makes progress difficult)

Sense 6
prevention, bar -- (the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza")
       => hindrance, hinderance, interference -- (the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding)

Sense 7
bar -- ((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")
       => pressure unit -- (a unit measuring force per unit area)

Sense 8
bar -- (a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river")
       => ridge -- (a long narrow natural elevation or striation)
       => barrier -- (anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access)

Sense 9
legal profession, bar, legal community -- (the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey")
       => profession -- (the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"; "they formed a community of scientists")

Sense 10
stripe, streak, bar -- (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")
       => marking -- (a pattern of marks)

Sense 11
cake, bar -- (a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate")
       => block -- (a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks")

Sense 12
Browning automatic rifle, BAR -- (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)
       => automatic rifle, automatic, machine rifle -- (light machine gun)

Sense 13
bar -- (a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises)
       => support -- (any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf")

Sense 14
bar -- (a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars")
       => heating element -- (the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat)

Sense 15
bar -- ((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")
       => railing, rail -- (a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports)

Antonyms of verb bar

1 of 4 senses of bar

Sense 4
bar -- (secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door")
       Antonym of unbar (Sense 1)
      => unbar -- (remove a bar from (a door))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bar

4 senses of bar

Sense 1
bar, debar, exclude -- (prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club")
       => forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix -- (command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans")

Sense 2
barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar -- (render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road")
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 3
banish, relegate, bar -- (expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country")
       => expel, throw out, kick out -- (force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country")

Sense 4
bar -- (secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

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