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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  barring 
  n  :  the  act  of  excluding  someone  by  a  negative  vote  or  veto 
  [syn:  {blackball}] 




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