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bar
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 25
2. An indefinite quantity of some substance, so shaped as to be long in proportion to its breadth and thickness; as, a bar of gold or of lead; a bar of soap.
3. Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.
5. Any railing that divides a room, or office, or hall of assembly, in order to reserve a space for those having special privileges; as, the bar of the House of Commons.
6. The railing that incloses the place which counsel occupy in courts of justice. Hence, the phrase at the bar of the court signifies in open court.
7. The place in court where prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, or sentence.
8. The whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal profession.
9. A special plea constituting a sufficient answer to plaintiff's action.
10. Any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of God.
11. A barrier or counter, over which liquors and food are passed to customers; hence, the portion of the room behind the counter where liquors for sale are kept.
13. A broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, a bar of light; a bar of color.
14. A vertical line across the staff. Bars divide the staff into spaces which represent measures, and are themselves called measures.
15. The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.
18. A vein or dike crossing a lode.
20. A slender strip of wood which divides and supports the glass of a window; a sash bar.
21. To fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate.
23. To cross with one or more stripes or lines.
24. To restrict or confine, as if by a bar; to hinder; to obstruct; to prevent; to prohibit; as, to bar the entrance of evil; distance bars our intercourse; the statute bars my right; the right is barred by time; a release bars the plaintiff's recovery; -- sometimes with up.
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