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Definition of "bar" []

  • A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member. (noun)
  • A solid oblong block of a substance, such as soap or candy. (noun)
  • A rectangular block of a precious metal. (noun)
  • Sports A horizontal bar. (noun)
  • Sports A horizontal rod that marks the height to be cleared in high jumping or pole vaulting. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bar" in a sentence
  • "I'm not going to pretend that these or any granola bar, a category of foods filled with high-fructose corn syrup and other stuff is any healthier than a candy bar*, but it's so damned good."
  • "It must be remembered that the boats had entered the Niger by the _Brass_ river, the bar of which was _his bar_, and that he had bargained to act as pilot through its mouth, so that there was ample excuse for the poor wretch; this, however, in no degree lessened the danger of the position in which the little _Lark_ was placed."
  • "The currents are very rapid, and carry with them quantities of sand, which the sea throws back towards the coast; this it is that forms a bar at the mouth of the river; but the currents have opened themselves a passage, which is called the _pass of the bar_."