Synonyms for bar

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : bahr
Phonetic Transcription : bɑr

Top 10 synonyms for bar Other synonyms for the word bar

Définition of bar

Origin :
  • late 12c., "stake or rod of iron used to fasten a door or gate," from Old French barre (12c.) "beam, bar, gate, barrier," from Vulgar Latin *barra "bar, barrier," which some suggest is from Gaulish *barros "the bushy end" [Gamillscheg], but OED regards this as "discredited" because it "in no way suits the sense." Of soap, by 1833; of candy, by 1906 (the process itself dates to the 1840s). Meaning "bank of sand across a harbor or river mouth" is from 1580s, probably so called because it was an obstruction to navigation. Bar graph is attested from 1925. Bar code first recorded 1963. Behind bars "in prison" is attested by 1934, U.S.
  • noun rod; straight length of material
  • noun barrier; blockage
  • noun establishment serving alcohol
  • noun legal system
  • verb secure, usually with a length of material
  • verb prohibit
Example sentences :
  • Away runs the waiter to the bar, and gets the ale from the landlord.
  • Extract from : « Sunday under Three Heads » by Charles Dickens
  • After his admission to the bar, Mr. Chipman received him into partnership.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • From the bar came the jingle of glasses and loud, cheerful conversation.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Behind him, in a darkened room, a barkeeper was wiping the bar with a clean cloth.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • After his survey he went behind the bar and got the revolver from under an overturned pail.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • When the door swung open, I saw the towels hanging from the bar.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Macdonald strode to the forge and took out the bar of white-hot iron.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • The shape of the bar presents no difficulties in the way of rolling.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884 » by Various
  • He's thinkin' the ole Diamon' Bar's goin' t' be one too many fer 'em.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • He wheeled his horse across the walk to bar her way, and quickly dismounted.
  • Extract from : « The Little Colonel » by Annie Fellows Johnston

Antonyms for bar

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