Definition of bar

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • bar is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 5
  • bar is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 5
  • bar is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 6

Definition of 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 (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. browning automatic rifle
  • the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction (noun)

    Examples

    1. he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey

    Synonyms

    1. legal community
    2. legal profession
  • prevent from entering; keep out (verb)

    Examples

    1. He was barred from membership in the club

    Synonyms

    1. debar
    2. exclude
  • render unsuitable for passage (verb)

    Examples

    1. barricade the streets

    Synonyms

    1. barricade
    2. block
    3. block off
    4. block up
    5. blockade
    6. stop
  • the act of preventing (noun)

    Examples

    1. there was no bar against leaving

    Synonyms

    1. prevention
  • a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax) (noun)

    Examples

    1. a bar of chocolate

    Synonyms

    1. cake
  • expel, as if by official decree (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. banish
    2. relegate
  • musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats (noun)

    Examples

    1. the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

    Synonyms

    1. measure
  • a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background (noun)

    Examples

    1. a green toad with small black stripes or bars

    Synonyms

    1. streak
    2. stripe
  • a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter (noun)

    Examples

    1. he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar

    Synonyms

    1. barroom
    2. ginmill
    3. saloon
    4. taproom
  • a counter where you can obtain food or drink (noun)

    Examples

    1. he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar
  • a heating element in an electric fire (noun)

    Examples

    1. an electric fire with three bars
  • a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises (noun)
  • an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal (noun)

    Examples

    1. it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar
  • a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon (noun)

    Examples

    1. there were bars in the windows to prevent escape
  • a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore (noun)

    Examples

    1. the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river
  • (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried (noun)

    Examples

    1. spectators were not allowed past the bar
  • (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter (noun)

    Examples

    1. unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter
  • secure with, or as if with, bars (verb)

    Examples

    1. He barred the door

See definition of bar in Merriam Webster

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