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bar1 / bär/ • n. 1. a long rod or rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material, typically used as an obstruction, fastening, or weapon. ∎  an amount of food or another substance formed into a regular narrow block: a bar of chocolate gold bars. ∎  a band of color or light, esp. on a flat surface: bars of sunlight shafting through the broken windows. ∎ see crossbar. ∎  a sandbank or shoal at the mouth of a harbor, bay, or estuary. 2. a counter across which alcoholic drinks or refreshments are served. ∎  a room in a restaurant or hotel in which alcohol is served. ∎  an establishment where alcohol and sometimes other refreshments are served. ∎  a small store or booth serving refreshments or providing a service: a dairy bar. 3. a barrier or restriction to an action or advance: political differences are not necessarily a bar to a good relationship. 4. Mus. any of the sections, typically of equal time value, into which a musical composition is divided, shown on a score by vertical lines across the staff. 5. a particular court of law. ∎  ∎  any kind of tribunal: the bar of public opinion. 6. (the Bar) the legal profession. ∎  lawyers collectively. • v. (barred , bar·ring ) [tr.] 1. fasten (something, esp. a door or window) with a bar or bars: she bolts and bars the door. ∎  (usu. be barred) prevent or forbid the entrance or movement of: boulders barred her passage she was barred from a men-only dinner. ∎  prohibit (someone) from doing something: journalists had been barred from covering the elections. ∎  exclude (something) from consideration: nothing is barred in the crime novel. 2. (usu. be barred) mark (something) with bars or stripes: his face was barred with light. PHRASES: bar none with no exceptions: the greatest living American poet bar none. behind bars in prison.DERIVATIVES: barred / bärd/ adj. barred windows birds with barred breasts [in comb.] a five-barred gate. bar2 • n. a unit of pressure equivalent to 100,000 newtons per square meter or approx. one atmosphere.

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bar.
1. Single piece of wood or metal, of any shape in section, placed horizontally, like the rail of a gate, to form an obstruction, or latch-bar dropped into a mortise behind a door or shutter to fasten it shut.

2. Horizontal timber ledge fixed to the back of a barred or ledged door to which the door-finish and hinges are fixed.

3. Gateway or gatehouse (such as the Micklegate, York), a barrier, or a toll-gate (toll-bar) on a highway.

4. Enclosure or barrier in a court of justice marking off the precinct of a judge's seat, at which prisoners are stationed for arraignment, trial, and sentence, or a particular court of law, or a barrier separating the seats of the benchers or readers from the rest of a hall, to which students were ‘called’ from the body of the hall (hence barristers ‘called to the bar’).

5. Barrier or counter over which drink (or food) is served in an inn, hotel, etc., or the room in which it is installed.

6. Pieces of timber forming the horizontal and vertical glazed divisions of a sash in a window, called bar of a sash, glazing-, sash-, or window-bar. The upright at the junction of two planes of a canted bay-window is called the angle-bar.

7. Flowing patterns in Gothic tracery, all the stonework having moulded sections the same as the mullions from which they rise, create bar-tracery, because the patterns are similar to those capable of being formed using wrought-iron bars.

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bar
1. (b) Unit of pressure approximately equal to one atmosphere (14 lb/in2), and precisely equal to 105Pa (105N/m2) in SI units. The pressure of the atmosphere at sea level on average is very approximately one bar, or about 1013 millibars (the bar commonly being divided into one thousand millibars, mb).

2. Geomorphologic term: (a) Low ridge of sand or shingle laid down by marine aggradation in shallow water adjacent to a coastline. There are several varieties: a bay bar joins the two flanks of a bay and may enclose a lagoon; an offshore or barrier bar runs parallel to a coastline and up to 40 km distant. (b) Rocky obstruction across a glaciated valley. See glacial stairway. (c) Lobate river bedform, typically constructed of gravel, often regularly spaced, and forming a riffle or shallow section. (d) Point bar: a low crescentic shoal on the convex side (inside) of a river bend, consisting of material that has been eroded from an outside bend, either opposite or upstream. Point-bar deposits consist of relatively coarse materials, often showing an upstream dip.

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bar
1. A unit of pressure approximately equal to one atmosphere (14 lb/in2 in CGS units), and precisely equal to 105 Pa (105 N/m2) in SI units. The pressure of the atmosphere at sea level on average is very approximately one bar, or about 1013 millibars (the bar commonly being divided into one thousand millibars, mb).

2. (a)A low ridge of sand or shingle laid down by marine aggradation in shallow water adjacent to a coastline. There are several varieties: a bay bar joins the two flanks of a bay and may enclose a lagoon; an offshore or barrier bar runs parallel to a coastline and up to 40 km distant.(b)A rocky obstruction across a glaciated valley. See glacial stairway.(c)A lobate river bed-form, typically constructed of gravel, often regularly spaced, and forming a riffle or shallow section.(d)Point bar: a low crescentic shoal on the convex side (inside) of a river bend, consisting of material that has been eroded from an outside bend, either opposite or upstream. Point-bar deposits consist of relatively coarse materials, often showing an upstream dip.

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bar2 in a court of law, the barrier or rail at which a prisoner stands. In the Inns of Court, formerly, a barrier or partition separating the seats of the benchers from the rest of the hall, to which students, after they had reached a certain standing, were ‘called’ (long popularly understood to refer to that in a court of justice, beyond which the King's or Queen's Counsel (and Serjeants-at-Law) have place, but not ordinary barristers).

The bar denotes the profession of barrister; in British usage, barristers collectively.


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bar, bar line. The vertical line marked on a stave to denote the point of metrical division is actually the bar but in modern usage has come to be called the bar line, while the space between such lines is the bar itself. Thus, ‘3 beats to the bar’. In Amer. parlance, a bar is called a measure, and a bar means a bar line. 2 vertical lines close together are, in Eng., a double bar, not double bar line.

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bar Unit of pressure, the pressure created by a column of mercury 75.007cm high. It is equal to 105 pascals. Standard atmospheric pressure (at sea level) is 1.01325 bars, or 1013.25 millibars.

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Bar

a bank of sand or gravel, esp. at the mouth of a river; barristers or lawyers collectively.

Examples: bar [barristers collectively ], 1559; bar of gravel, 1586; of sand, 1586.

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bar3 in horse racing, except the horses indicated (used when stating the odds); the expression is recorded from the mid 19th century.

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bar2 unit of barometric pressure. XX. — Gr. báros weight.
So millibar a thousandth of a bar.

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bar1 barrier XIII; rod XIV. — (O)F. barre :- Rom. *barra, of unkn. orig.
So bar vb. XIII.

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bar1 in heraldry, a charge in the form of a narrow horizontal stripe across the shield.

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bar, offshore: see beach.

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