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Synonyms for (noun) bar

Synonyms: prevention, bar Definition: the act of preventing Usage: there was no bar against leaving; money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza

Similar words: interference, hinderance, hindrance Definition: the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding

Synonyms: bar Definition: a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon Usage: there were bars in the windows to prevent escape

Similar words: implement Definition: instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

Synonyms: bar Definition: an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal Usage: it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar

Similar words: obstructer, obstruction, obstructor, impediment, impedimenta Definition: any structure that makes progress difficult

Synonyms: bar Definition: a counter where you can obtain food or drink Usage: he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

Similar words: counter Definition: table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

Synonyms: bar Definition: (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried Usage: spectators were not allowed past the bar

Similar words: rail, railing Definition: a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports

Synonyms: bar Definition: a heating element in an electric fire Usage: an electric fire with three bars

Similar words: heating element Definition: the component of a heater or range that transforms fuel or electricity into heat

Synonyms: bar Definition: a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises

Similar words: support Definition: any device that bears the weight of another thing Usage: there was no place to attach supports for a shelf

Synonyms: bar, barroom, taproom, saloon, ginmill Definition: a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter Usage: he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar

Similar words: room Definition: an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling Usage: the rooms were very small but they had a nice view

Synonyms: Browning automatic rifle, BAR Definition: 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

Similar words: automatic, automatic rifle, machine rifle Definition: light machine gun

Synonyms: cake, bar Definition: a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax) Usage: a bar of chocolate

Similar words: block Definition: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides) Usage: the pyramids were built with large stone blocks

Synonyms: bar, streak, stripe Definition: a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background Usage: a green toad with small black stripes or bars; may the Stars and Stripes forever wave

Similar words: marking Definition: a pattern of marks

Synonyms: bar, measure Definition: musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats Usage: the orchestra omitted the last twelve bars of the song

Similar words: musical notation Definition: (music) notation used by musicians

Synonyms: legal community, legal profession, bar Definition: the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction Usage: he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey

Similar words: profession Definition: the body of people in a learned occupation Usage: the news spread rapidly through the medical profession; they formed a community of scientists

Synonyms: bar Definition: a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore Usage: the boat ran aground on a submerged bar in the river

Similar words: barrier Definition: anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access

Similar words: ridge Definition: a long narrow natural elevation or striation

Synonyms: bar Definition: (meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter Usage: unfortunately some writers have used bar for one dyne per square centimeter

Similar words: pressure unit Definition: a unit measuring force per unit area

Synonyms for (verb) bar

Synonyms: bar, debar, exclude Definition: prevent from entering; keep out Usage: He was barred from membership in the club

Similar words: prohibit, proscribe, disallow, veto, nix, forbid, interdict Definition: command against Usage: I forbid you to call me late at night; Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store; Dad nixed our plans

Synonyms: bar Definition: secure with, or as if with, bars Usage: He barred the door

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure Definition: cause to be firmly attached Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man

Synonyms: stop, bar, barricade, block, block off, block up, blockade Definition: render unsuitable for passage Usage: block the way; barricade the streets; stop the busy road

Similar words: jam, close up, block, impede, obstruct, obturate, occlude Definition: block passage through Usage: obstruct the path

Synonyms: relegate, banish, bar Definition: expel, as if by official decree Usage: he was banished from his own country

Similar words: kick out, expel, throw out Definition: force to leave or move out Usage: He was expelled from his native country