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3 entries found for bar.
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Entry Word: bar
Function: noun
Text: 1 a straight piece (as of wood or metal) that is longer than it is wide <all of the prison's windows are partially covered with steel bars>
Synonyms billet, rod
Related Words beam, board; band, strip; ingot, slab, stick
2 a line or long narrow section differing in color from the background <the cat had a bar of white down her throat> -- see STRIPE
3 a pile or ridge of granular matter (as sand or snow) <a bar of snow along the edge of the parking lot> -- see 2BANK
4 a place of business where alcoholic beverages are sold to be consumed on the premises <a bar that serves meals as well as drinks> -- see BARROOM
5 an assembly of persons for the administration of justice <was admitted to the bar last year> -- see COURT 3
6 something that makes movement or progress more difficult <the complication of the molecule is the biggest bar to reproducing it> -- see ENCUMBRANCE