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