bar (plural bars)

  1. A solid, more or less rigid object with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.
  2. (metallurgy) a bar (a solid object with uniform cross-section) of round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular cross-section whose smallest dimension is .25 in. or greater (US), a piece of thinner material being called a strip.
  3. A cuboid piece of any commodity.
    bar of chocolate
    bar of soap
    iron bar
  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, whimsical, derived from fubar) Used to stand for some unspecified entity, usually a second entity following foo.
    Suppose we have two objects, foo and bar
  10. (legal: the Bar) 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. (British: the Bar) A collective term for barristers.
  12. (British: the Bar) (loosely) 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. An addition to a miltary medal caused by a subsequent act
  17. A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
  18. (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).
  19. (heraldry) An honourable ordinary, occupying one-fifth of the shield.


  • (business licensed to sell intoxicating beverages): pub (British), public house, tavern
  • (official order prohibiting some activity): ban, prohibition
  • (section of a staff, in music): measure

3 letters in word "bar": A B R.

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Words found within bar:

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