Synonyms of bar


1. barroom, bar, saloon, ginmill, taproom, room

usage: a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"

2. bar, counter

usage: a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar"

3. bar, implement

usage: 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"

4. measure, bar, musical notation

usage: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats; "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"

5. bar, obstruction, obstructor, obstructer, impediment, impedimenta

usage: an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal; "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"

6. prevention, bar, hindrance, hinderance, interference

usage: the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"

7. bar, pressure unit

usage: (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"

8. bar, ridge, barrier

usage: a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river"

9. legal profession, bar, legal community, profession

usage: the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey"

10. stripe, streak, bar, marking

usage: 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"

11. cake, bar, block

usage: a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate"

12. Browning automatic rifle, BAR, automatic rifle, automatic, machine rifle

usage: 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

13. bar, support

usage: a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises

14. bar, heating element

usage: a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire with three bars"

15. bar, railing, rail

usage: (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"


1. bar, debar, exclude, forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix

usage: prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from membership in the club"

2. barricade, block, blockade, stop, block off, block up, bar, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up

usage: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade the streets"; "stop the busy road"

3. banish, relegate, bar, expel, throw out, kick out

usage: expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his own country"

4. bar, fasten, fix, secure

usage: secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door"

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Definition and meaning of bar (Dictionary)