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Definition of "bars" []

  • A rigid usually straight length of metal, wood, etc, that is longer than it is wide or thick, used esp as a barrier or as a structural or mechanical part (noun)
  • A solid usually rectangular block of any material (noun)
  • Anything that obstructs or prevents (noun)
  • An offshore ridge of sand, mud, or shingle lying near the shore and parallel to it, across the mouth of a river, bay, or harbour, or linking an island to the mainland (noun)
  • An alluvial deposit in a stream, river, or lake (noun)
  • A counter or room where alcoholic drinks are served (noun)
  • A counter, room, or establishment where a particular range of goods, food, services, etc, are sold (noun)
  • A narrow band or stripe, as of colour or light (noun)
  • A heating element in an electric fire (noun)
  • (in England) the area in a court of law separating the part reserved for the bench and Queen's Counsel from the area occupied by junior barristers, solicitors, and the general public (noun)
  • The place in a court of law where the accused stands during his trial (noun)
  • A particular court of law (noun)
  • (in the House of Lords and House of Commons) the boundary where nonmembers wishing to address either House appear and where persons are arraigned (noun)
  • A plea showing that a plaintiff has no cause of action, as when the case has already been adjudicated upon or the time allowed for bringing the action has passed (noun)
  • Anything referred to as an authority or tribunal (noun)
  • A group of beats that is repeated with a consistent rhythm throughout a piece or passage of music. The number of beats in the bar is indicated by the time signature (noun)
  • Insignia added to a decoration indicating a second award (noun)
  • A strip of metal worn with uniform, esp to signify rank or as an award for service (noun)
  • Part of the metal mouthpiece of a horse's bridle (noun)
  • The space between the horse's teeth in which such a part fits (noun)
  • Either of two horny extensions that project forwards and inwards from the rear of the outer layer of a horse's hoof (noun)
  • An ordinary consisting of a horizontal line across a shield, typically narrower than a fesse, and usually appearing in twos or threes (noun)
  • A superscript line ⁻ placed over a letter symbol to indicate, for example, a mean value or the complex conjugate of a complex number (noun)
  • To fasten or secure with a bar (verb)
  • To shut in or out with or as if with barriers (verb)
  • To obstruct; hinder (verb)
  • To prohibit; forbid (verb)
  • To keep out; exclude (verb)
  • To mark with a bar or bars (verb)
  • To prevent or halt (an action) by showing that the claimant has no cause (verb)
  • To mark off (music) into bars with bar lines (verb)
  • Except for (preposition)
  • Plural form of bar. (noun)

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  • An event in gymnastics. (noun)
  • The apparatus on which this event is performed. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bar. (verb)

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Use "bars" in a sentence
  • "These quadruple groups of bars, called «shell bars» are illustrated in detail in fig. 567."
  • "Dogs in bars is great and all, but we have bigger issues to tackle."
  • "When your battery is full or nearly full the title bars are their regular blue colour."