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     n 1: a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served
          over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at
          the bar" [syn: {barroom}, {saloon}, {ginmill}, {taproom}]
     2: a counter where you can obtain food or drink; "he bought a
        hot dog and a coke at the bar"
     3: 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: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats;
        "the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song"
        [syn: {measure}]
     5: an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal;
        "it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"
     6: the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving";
        "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of
        influenza" [syn: {prevention}]
     7: (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: a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along
        a shore; "the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the
     9: the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a
        particular jurisdiction; "he was admitted to the bar in
        New Jersey" [syn: {legal profession}, {legal community}]
     10: a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of
         chocolate" [syn: {cake}]
     11: a portable .30 caliber magazine-fed automatic rifle operated
         by gas pressure; used by United States troops in World
         War I and in World War II and in the Korean War [syn: {Browning
         automatic rifle}]
     12: a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as
         they perform exercises
     13: a heating element in an electric fire; "an electric fire
         with three bars"
     14: (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"
     v 1: prevent from entering; keep out; "He was barred from
          membership in the club" [syn: {debar}, {exclude}]
     2: render unsuitable for passage; "block the way"; "barricade
        the streets"; "stop the busy road" [syn: {barricade}, {block},
         {blockade}, {stop}, {block off}, {block up}]
     3: expel, as if by official decree; "he was banished from his
        own country" [syn: {banish}, {relegate}]
     4: secure with, or as if with, bars; "He barred the door" [ant:
     [also: {barring}, {barred}]
Source: WordNet® 2.0

bar /bar/ n. 1. [very common] The second {metasyntactic variable},
   after {foo} and before {baz}. "Suppose we have two functions: FOO and
   BAR. FOO calls BAR...." 2. Often appended to {foo} to produce {foobar}.

Source: The Jargon File

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