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English definition of “bar”

bar

noun [C]     /bɑːr/
DRINKING A1 a place where alcoholic drinks are sold and drunk, or the area behind the person serving the drinks: I met him in a bar in Soho.Selling and serving alcoholic drinks
BLOCK B1 a small block of something solid: a chocolate bar gold bars Words meaning small pieces and amounts
LONG PIECE B2 a long, thin piece of metal or wood: There were bars on the downstairs windows.Poles, rods, shafts and sticks
PREVENTING SUCCESS something that prevents you doing something or having something: Lack of money should not be a bar to a good education.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
MUSIC one of the short, equal groups of notes that a piece of music is divided into: The band played the first few bars.Technical music terms
the bar lawyers thought of as a group: Haughey was called to the bar (= became a lawyer) in 1949.Law courts
(Definition of bar noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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