DRINKING › 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.
BLOCK › a small block of something solid: a chocolate bar gold bars
LONG PIECE › a long, thin piece of metal or wood: There were bars on the downstairs windows.
PREVENTING SUCCESS UK › something that prevents you doing something or having something: Lack of money should not be a bar to a good education.
MUSIC › one of the short, equal groups of notes that a piece of music is divided into: The band played the first few bars.
the bar › lawyers (= people whose job is to know about the law and deal with legal situations) thought of as a group: Haughey was called to the bar (= became a lawyer) in 1949.