Bar 1

1. a long rigid piece of metal, or simiilar material, typically used as an obstruction, fastening, or a weapon.
>a sand bank or shoal at the mouth of a harbour or an estuary.
>(british) a metal strip below the clasp of a metal, awarded as an additional distinction.
>(Heraldry) a charge in the form of a narrow stripe across the shield.
2. a counter in a public house or cafe across which alcoholic drinks or refreshments are served.
>a room in a public house, resturant, or hotel in which alcohol is served.
>a small shop or stall serving refreshments or providing a specified serivce: ex. a snack bar.
3. a barrier or restriction to action or advance: ex. a bar to promotion.
>a plea arresting an action or claim in a law case
4. (Music) any of the short sections or measures in which a piece of music is divided, shown on a score with vertical lines acrose the stave.
5. (ex. the bar) a partition in a court room, now usually notional, beyond which most people may not pass and at which an accused person the stands.
>(British) a rail marking the end of each chamber in the Houses of Parliament.
6. (ex. the Bar) the profession of the barrister.
>(British) barristers collectively.
>(North American) lawyers collectively.

VERB (ex. barred, barring)
1. fasten with a bar or bars.
2. prohibit from doing something or going somewhere.
>exclude from consideration.
>(Law) prevent or delay (an action) by objection.
3. mark with bars or stripes.

(cheifly British) except for.
>(British Horse Racing) except the horses indicated (used when stating the odds).

bar none = with no exceptions.

be called to the Bar = (British) be ammited to the barrister.

be called within the Bar = (British) be appointed a Queen's Counsel.

behind bars = in prison

ORIGIN Middle English from Old French
-barre(noun)-, -barrer (verb)-, of unknown origin.

Bar 2

a unit of pressure equivalent to a hundred thousand newtons per square meter or approximately one atmosphere.

ORIGIN Century 20: from Greek -baros: weight-
Bar 1

1. Put that bar in place to prevent the structure from collapsing.
2. That popular bar is messy.
3. The obstacle bars us from reaching the goal.
4. Music pieces are divided into bars.
5. The accused person stood at the bar.
6. The bar of the accused person is acupuncturist.

1. Bar yourself so you do not fall out of your seat.
2. It is best for people to bar sellers from selling illegal substances.
3. The room will look best if you bar it.

Bar 2
The current atmospheric pressure is 9.70 bars.
by Evil Monkey Dishwasher February 27, 2005
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xanax bars, prescription pill, makes you feel drunk, tired, and all you can think bout is pussy.
1. yo lets pop a couple bars, have a couple drinks, and hit up a line.
by OPP October 17, 2004
sentences in lyrical hiphop songs
sentences that rhyme with each other

300 bars is 300 sentences that rhyme

i spit 300 bars on yahoo messenger
by lux fero January 03, 2006
term in hip hop used for a line break
i have a big pile of cheese/
look at her shes gonna sneeze/

that is two bars
by Anonymous April 21, 2003
Slang name for a 2mg. XANAX tablet. Derived from its long bar-like shape.
Florida Governor, Jeb Bush's daughter was arrested for calling in a bullshit prescription for XANAX bars.
by Brandon October 01, 2003
*2mg xanax pills, may be prescribed for some with
"general anxiety disorder.
*they are illegal if purchased without a prescription.
*the side effects of xanax, leave you feeling layback, happy ("drunk"), with loss of memory, loss of perseption, loss of motor control skills, and give some
"the munchies."
*bars are also known as...
-double g's
-totem poles
-happy pills
bob said to tom...
"i had some bars before school today and i can't remember
sh!t, u got the homework?"
by qtiptt April 30, 2007
The source of many jokes.
A guy walks into a bar...
by WindWaker68 May 01, 2004
There are 4 beats to every 'bar'. Bars in the rap music context are the lyrics that you can say over 4 beats. The amount of bars you can spit depend on how fast you can rap your lyrics. Most lyricists use a 16 bar for 1 verse of a song. Whilst singers commonly use 8 bar verses. Although there is a lot of variation.
"Ay blud, i write them bars with ease. Thats why i got nuff of them"

"I spit the illest '16s' you wil ever hear"
by Scott Esskay :D January 06, 2007

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