Synonyms for 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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