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Another word for bar

  1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of metal or other solid material

      1. A walking stick; a cane.
      2. A poke, thrust, or stab with a stick or similar object:
      3. (--- Informal) A stick shift.
      1. An outside piece taken from a log or timber when sawing it into boards, planks, etc.
      2. An outside piece cut from a log when squaring it for lumber.
      3. A piece that is flat, broad, and fairly thick
      1. A long, narrow, often vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for mining ore; a tunnel.
      2. A bar, usually cylindrical, for supporting or transmitting motion to a wheel, pulley, gear, cam, etc.
      3. The section of a hair projecting from the surface of the body.
      1. A leveling rod.
      2. A stick or switch, or a bundle of sticks or switches, for beating as punishment
      3. A measuring stick.
      1. A spongy mass of wrought iron ready for further working
      2. The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.
      3. A state or time of best health or greatest beauty, vigor, or freshness; prime
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  2. Something that impedes or prevents entry or passage

      1. Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
      2. An extreme or desperate condition or position, such as defeat or ruin:
      3. Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength:
      1. A gallery, deck, or loft crossing from one side of a building to the other.
      2. A lateral movement, as of a lathe tool across a piece of wood.
      3. A parapet or wall of earth, etc. across a rampart or trench
      1. A device such as a key for closing the hole on a wind instrument.
      2. (Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
      3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
      1. A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
      2. A pulled thread in knitted material, causing a loop at the point where it is caught
      3. A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb
      1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
      2. (Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
      3. The act of obstructing:
      1. Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
      2. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
      1. A speech defect; stutter, lisp, stammer, etc.
      2. Anything preventing the making of a legal contract, esp. of a marriage contract
      3. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
      1. A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
      2. A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
      3. A leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.
      1. The state or act of hindering something
      2. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
      3. Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
      1. A large basket, usually with a cover, as for laundry
      2. Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
      1. A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
      2. A heavy, traditionally wooden-soled shoe.
      3. A shoe, sandal, etc. with a thick, usually wooden, sole: light clogs are used in clog dancing
      1. A blocking or being blocked
      2. Something that blocks, or obstructs; obstacle
      3. A thing that is blocking
      1. Sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observable cause, sometimes considered a consequence of repression; mental block.
      2. A mold or form on which an item is shaped or displayed:
      3. The distance along one side of such an area
      1. A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
      2. A movable gate that keeps racehorses in line before the start of a race.
      3. A thing that prevents passage or approach; obstruction, as a fence, wall, etc.
      1. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence
      2. A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances:
      3. A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
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  3. A judicial assembly

      1. The place where a session of court is held.
      2. A seat or bench upon which a judge or judges sit in a court
      3. The bench where a judge or other presiding judicial officer sits in court.
      1. A person or persons appointed to try law cases, make investigations, etc.; judge or judges; law court
      2. A surname​ for someone who worked or lived in a court.
      3. An ecclesiastical court.
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  1. To shut in with or as if with bars

      1. To divide or separate with or as if with a wall. Often used with off:
      2. To close up (an opening) with a wall
      3. To confine or seal behind a wall; immure:
      1. To pass through a lock or locks in a waterway.
      2. To sight and follow (a moving target) automatically:
      3. To move or pass (a ship) through a lock
      1. To keep within bounds; restrict:
      2. (Rare) To border (on) or be contiguous (with or to another region)
      3. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on or with.
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  2. To stop or prevent passage of

  3. To keep from being admitted, included, or considered

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Another word for bar

  1. A relatively long, narrow object

      1. A crude block of metal, chiefly iron or lead, poured from a smelting furnace.
      2. (--- Slang) A member of the social or political establishment, especially one holding sexist or racist views.
      3. Any of various mammals of the family Suidae, having short legs, hooves with two weight-bearing toes, bristly hair, and a cartilaginous snout used for digging, including the domesticated hog (Sus scrofa subsp. domestica syn. S. domesticus) and wild species such as the bushpig.
      1. (Computing) A sequence of 12 adjacent bits, serving as a byte in some computers.
      2. An outside piece cut from a log when squaring it for lumber.
      3. A piece that is flat, broad, and fairly thick
      1. A bar, usually cylindrical, for supporting or transmitting motion to a wheel, pulley, gear, cam, etc.
      2. The section of a hair projecting from the surface of the body.
      3. A long, narrow, often vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for mining ore; a tunnel.
      1. A long metal bar, usually with a bent, often forked, wedge-shaped end, used as a lever for prying, etc.
      1. A small crowbar with a chisel-like point at one end and a curved claw at the other
      1. A crowbar with a pointed projection at one end.
      2. A kind of crowbar with a pointed, projecting end, used to roll heavy wheels, etc.
      1. A means to an end
      2. A means of accomplishing; a tool:
      3. A simple machine consisting of a rigid bar pivoted on a fixed point and used to transmit force, as in raising or moving a weight at one end by pushing down on the other.
      1. A mixture of flour, eggs, milk, sugar, etc. baked as in a loaf and often covered with icing
      2. A flat rounded mass of dough or batter, such as a pancake that is baked or fried.
      3. A layer or deposit of compacted matter:
      1. The distance along one side of such an area
      2. (Printing) A piece of wood, linoleum, etc. engraved with a design or picture
      3. A length of railroad track controlled by signals.
      1. (Obs.) A mold for casting metal into a bar
      2. A mass of metal, such as a bar or block, that is cast in a standard shape for convenient storage or shipment.
      1. (Naut.) A narrow, wooden or metal piece forming the top of a ship's bulwarks
      2. The railroad as a means of transportation:
      3. (Sports) A grind rail.
      1. A tool for raising or moving something by leverage; lever, crowbar, etc.
      2. A person who is improperly inquisitive
      3. Something, such as a crowbar, that is used to apply leverage.
      1. A main structural member in an airplane wing or a tail assembly that runs from tip to tip or from root to tip.
      2. A member of the women's reserve of the US Coast Guard, disbanded as a separate unit in 1946.
      3. Any pole, as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff, supporting or extending a sail of a ship
      1. A piece lying across another
      2. A horizontal or transverse beam or similar member that extends across or perpendicular to something.
      3. A transverse or horizontal piece, as of a structure or implement.
      1. A bar or lever, generally of wood, used in a windlass or capstan, for heaving anchor, and, in modified forms, for various purposes.
      1. (Person, proper, nickname) James
      2. A short crowbar with curved ends.
      3. A short crowbar, used as by burglars to pry open windows, etc.
      1. (Anatomy) One of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum.
      2. (Architecture) A long, narrow, usually arched member projecting from the surface of a structure, especially such a member separating the webs of a vault.
      3. Any of the curved crosspieces extending from the keel to the top of the hull in a ship, forming its framework
      1. A spar extending from a mast to hold the bottom of a sail outstretched
      2. A long pole extending upward at an angle from the mast of a derrick to support or guide objects being lifted or suspended.
      3. A barrier across a river or around an area of water to prevent floating logs from dispersing
      1. The top tube of a bicycle frame.
      2. Any transverse bar or piece, such as a bar across a door, or the iron bar or stock which passes through the shank of an anchor.
      3. A bar, line, or stripe placed crosswise, as the horizontal bar of a football goal post
      1. A poke, thrust, or stab with a stick or similar object:
      2. A number of bombs, parachutists, etc. dropped from the air in such a way as to fall in a line across a target area
      3. A long, slender, and usually tapering piece of wood shaped for a specific purpose, as a wand, staff, club, baton, cane, rod, etc.
      1. A unit of measure, equal to one rod in linear measure (5.029 m) or one square rod in square measure (25.29 sq m)
      2. A tapering wooden shaft extending from the front axle of a wagon or carriage and attached by chains or straps to the collars of a span of horses
      3. A long, slender piece of wood, metal, etc., usually rounded
      1. A stick or switch, or a bundle of sticks or switches, for beating as punishment
      2. A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as:
      3. A measuring stick.
      1. (Mormon Ch.) A geographical area made up of a number of wards
      2. A length of wood or metal pointed at one end for driving into the ground, as for marking a boundary, supporting a plant, etc.
      3. A pole or post fitted upright into a socket, as at the edge of a railway flatcar, truck bed, etc. to help hold a load
      1. A long narrow region of land or body of water.
      2. An area of dense commercial development, often of a specified kind, along a thoroughfare
      3. A long narrow piece, usually of uniform width:
  2. A counter serving refreshments, especially drinks, or the accompanying establishment

  3. A court of law

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  4. The legal profession

  5. An obstruction

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  6. A relatively long, narrow area

      1. A narrow strip of inked cloth or plastic against which type characters strike for printing, as in a typewriter
      2. A long thin strip:
      3. Anything suggesting such a strip
      1. A textile pattern of parallel bands or lines on a contrasting background.
      2. A long narrow band distinguished, as by color or texture, from the surrounding material or surface.
      3. A fabric or garment with a pattern of parallel stripes
      1. A long narrow region of land or body of water.
      2. A long narrow piece, usually of uniform width:
      3. A comic strip.
  7. Raised ground underwater

      1. A portion of a sail rolled and tied down to lessen the area exposed to the wind.
      2. (Mining) A bed or vein of ore; lode
      3. A line or ridge of rock, coral, or sand lying at or near the surface of the water
      1. A place of safekeeping or storage:
      2. A supply or stock for future or emergency use:
      3. Savings bank
      1. A sandbar or piece of rising ground forming a shallow place that is a danger to navigation, esp. one visible at low water
      2. A sandy elevation of the bottom of a body of water, constituting a hazard to navigation; a sandbank or sandbar.
      3. A shallow place in a river, sea, etc.; a shallow
  1. To raise a physical obstruction