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See also bár, Bar, bär, Bär, and bår

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English barre, from Old French barre

Noun

Singular
bar

Plural
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bar ({{{1}}})
  1. A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.
  2. (metallurgy) a solid metal object with uniform (round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular) cross-section, whose smallest dimension is .25 inch or greater (US), a piece of thinner material being called a strip.
    Ancient Sparta used iron bars instead of handy coins in more valuable alloi, to physically disencourage the use of money
  3. A cuboid piece of any solid commodity.
    bar of chocolate
    bar of soap
  4. A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart.
  5. A business licensed to sell intoxicating beverages for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house.
  6. The counter of such a premises
  7. A similar device or simply a closet containing alcoholic beverages in a private house or a hotel room.
  8. An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.
  9. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Used to stand for some unspecified entity, usually a second entity following foo.
    Suppose we have two objects, foo and bar
  10. (law, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Short for the Bar Exam, the legal licensing exam.
    He's studying hard to pass the Bar this time; he's failed it twice before.
  11. (UK, law, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A collective term for barristers.
  12. (UK, law, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) The profession of barristers.
  13. (music) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value.
  14. (music) One of these musical sections.
  15. (soccer) The crossbar
  16. (backgammon) The central divider between the inner and outer table of a backgammon board, where stones are placed if they are hit.
  17. An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act
  18. A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
  19. (nautical) A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other substance, especially a formation extending across the mouth of a river or harbor or off a beach, and which may obstruct navigation. (FM 55-501).
  20. (heraldry) One of the ordinaries in heraldry.
    See wikipedia article on the topic: Ordinary (heraldry)
  21. (sports) A horizontal pole that must be crossed in high jump and pole vault
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Verb

Infinitive
to bar

Third person singular
bar

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
r

to bar (third-person singular simple present bar, present participle r, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To obstruct the passage of (someone or something).
  2. (transitive) To prohibit.
    I couldn't get into the nightclub because I had been barred
  3. (transitive) To lock or bolt with a bar.
    bar the door
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Preposition

bar

  1. Except, with the exception of.
    He invited everyone to his wedding bar his ex-wife.
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References

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [1]

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek βάρος (baros), weight), coined c. 1900.

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Noun

Singular
bar

Plural
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bar ({{{1}}})
  1. A unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals.
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Albanian

Noun

bar m.

  1. grass

Croatian

Noun

bar m. sg.

  1. public house

Czech

Noun

bar m.

  1. bar (business selling beverages)

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Dutch

Etymology 1

From English bar

Noun

bar m. (plural bars, diminutive barretje)

  1. bar, counter, drink cabinet
  2. bar, pub
Derived terms

Etymology 2

cognate with English barren This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Adjective

bar (comparative , suparlative barst, barste)

  1. harsh, tough (used mainly with koude (cold), or omstandigheden (conditions))
  2. barren, inhospitable, bare
  3. crude, grim, unfriendly
Alternative forms

Adverb

bar

  1. extremely (only in a negative sense)

Etymology 3

From Ancient Greek βάρος (baros), weight), coined c. 1900.

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Noun

Singular
bar

Plural
{{{1}}}

bar ({{{1}}})
  1. A unit of pressure, equal to 100,000 pascals.
Derived terms
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References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

Faroese

Verb

bera, v-54
number singular plural
person first second third all
Indicative eg hann / hon
tað
vit, tit,
teir / tær / tey
tygum
Present beri bert ber bera
Past bar bart bar bóru
Imperative tit
Present ber ! berið !
Infinitive bera
Pres. part. berandi
Past part. a26 borin
Supine borið

bar

  1. he, it bore, carried; 1st and 3rd person singular past tense form of bera (to bear, to carry)

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

bar m. (plural bars)

  1. bar (establishment)
  2. bar (counter)
  3. bass (fish)

German

Pronunciation

Adverb

bar [[Category:Template:lang:de adverbs|bar]]

  1. in cash
  2. pure

Icelandic

Noun

bar m. [[Category:Template:lang:is nouns|bar]] (bar-s, bar-ir)

  1. bar

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Italian

Noun

bar m. (plural bar)[[Category:Template:lang:it nouns|bar]]

  1. café, bar

Old English

Etymology

Western Germanic *baira

Noun

bār m.

  1. boar

Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *bazaz, whence also Old English bær, Old Norse berr

Adjective

bar

  1. bare

Romani

Noun

bar f. (plural bara)

  1. garden
  2. fence

bar m. (plural bar)

  1. stone

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Spanish

Noun

bar m. (plural bares)

Singular
bar m.

Plural
bares m.

  1. bar, pub

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adjective

Inflections of
bar
Absolute Comparative Superlative
Attributive Predicative
Indefinite
singular
Common bar barare barast
Neuter bart
Definite
singular
Masc. bare baraste
All bara baraste
Plural bara baraste

bar

  1. bare, uncovered, naked

Verb

bar

  1. Past tense of bära.

Noun

Inflection for bar Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bar baren barer barerna
Genitive bars barens barers barernas

bar c.

  1. bar; place where mainly alcoholic drinks are served.

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