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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bar  \Bar\  (b[aum]r),  n.  [OE.  barre,  F.  barre,  fr  LL  barra,  W. 
  bar  the  branch  of  a  tree,  bar,  baren  branch,  Gael.  &  Ir 
  barra  bar.  [root]91.] 
  1.  A  piece  of  wood,  metal,  or  other  material,  long  in 
  proportion  to  its  breadth  or  thickness,  used  as  a  lever 
  and  for  various  other  purposes,  but  especially  for  a 
  hindrance,  obstruction,  or  fastening;  as  the  bars  of  a 
  fence  or  gate;  the  bar  of  a  door. 
 
  Thou  shalt  make  bars  of  shittim  wood.  --Ex.  xxvi. 
  26. 
 
  2.  An  indefinite  quantity  of  some  substance,  so  shaped  as  to 
  be  long  in  proportion  to  its  breadth  and  thickness;  as  a 
  bar  of  gold  or  of  lead;  a  bar  of  soap. 
 
  3.  Anything  which  obstructs,  hinders,  or  prevents;  an 
  obstruction;  a  barrier. 
 
  Must  I  new  bars  to  my  own  joy  create?  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bar  \Bar\  (b[aum]r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Barred}  (b[aum]rd);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Barring}.]  [  F.  barrer.  See  {Bar},  n.] 
  1.  To  fasten  with  a  bar;  as  to  bar  a  door  or  gate. 
 
  2.  To  restrict  or  confine,  as  if  by  a  bar;  to  hinder;  to 
  obstruct;  to  prevent;  to  prohibit;  as  to  bar  the  entrance 
  of  evil;  distance  bars  our  intercourse;  the  statute  bars 
  my  right  the  right  is  barred  by  time;  a  release  bars  the 
  plaintiff's  recovery;  --  sometimes  with  up 
 
  He  barely  looked  the  idea  in  the  face,  and  hastened 
  to  bar  it  in  its  dungeon.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  3.  To  except;  to  exclude  by  exception. 
 
  Nay,  but  I  bar  to-night:  you  shall  not  gauge  me  By 
  what  we  do  to-night.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  cross  with  one  or  more  stripes  or  lines. 
 
  For  the  sake  of  distinguishing  the  feet  more 
  clearly,  I  have  barred  them  singly.  --Burney. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bar 
  n  1:  a  room  where  alcoholic  drinks  are  served  over  a  counter 
  [syn:  {barroom},  {saloon},  {ginmill},  {taproom}] 
  2:  a  counter  where  you  can  purchase  food  or  drink 
  3:  a  rigid  piece  of  metal 
  4:  notation  for  a  repeating  pattern  of  musical  beats;  written 
  followed  by  a  vertical  bar  [syn:  {measure}] 
  5:  usually  metal  placed  in  windows  to  prevent  escape 
  6:  the  act  of  preventing  [syn:  {prevention}] 
  7:  a  unit  of  pressure  equal  to  a  million  dynes  per  square 
  centimeter 
  8:  a  submerged  (or  partly  submerged)  ridge  in  a  river  or  along 
  a  shore 
  9:  the  body  of  individuals  qualified  to  practice  law  [syn:  {legal 
  profession},  {legal  community}] 
  10:  a  block  of  soap  or  wax  [syn:  {cake}] 
  11:  (law)  a  railing  that  encloses  the  part  of  the  courtroom 
  where  the  the  judges  and  lawyers  sit  and  the  case  is 
  tried 
  v  1:  prevent  from  entering;  keep  out  "He  was  barred  from 
  membership  in  the  club"  [syn:  {debar},  {exclude}] 
  2:  render  unsuitable  for  passage;  "block  the  way";  "barricade 
  the  streets"  [syn:  {barricade},  {block},  {blockade},  {block 
  off},  {block  up}] 
  3:  expel,  as  if  by  official  decree;  "he  was  banished  from  his 
  own  country"  [syn:  {banish},  {relegate}] 
  4:  secure  with  or  as  if  with  bars;  "He  barred  the  door"  [ant: 
  {unbar}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bar  /bar/  n.  1.  [very  common]  The  second  {metasyntactic 
  variable},  after  {foo}  and  before  {baz}.  "Suppose  we  have  two  functions: 
  FOO  and  BAR.  FOO  calls  BAR...."  2.  Often  appended  to  {foo}  to  produce 
  {foobar}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bar 
 
  1.    /bar/  The  second  {metasyntactic 
  variable},  after  {foo}  and  before  {baz}.  E.g.  "Suppose 
  function  FOO  calls  functions  BAR..." 
 
  2.  Often  appended  to  {foo}  to  produce  {foobar}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-03-07) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bar 
  used  to  denote  the  means  by  which  a  door  is  bolted  (Neh.  3:3);  a 
  rock  in  the  sea  (Jonah  2:6);  the  shore  of  the  sea  (Job  38:10); 
  strong  fortifications  and  powerful  impediments,  etc  (Isa.  45:2; 
  Amos  1:5);  defences  of  a  city  (1  Kings  4:13).  A  bar  for  a  door 
  was  of  iron  (Isa.  45:2),  brass  (Ps.  107:16),  or  wood  (Nah. 
  3:13). 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  BAR 
  Base  Address  Register 
 
 




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