bar

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bar

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Singular
bar

Plural
bars

  1. A bar is a place that sells alcoholic drinks.
    I'm going to drink beer at the bar.
  2. A bar is the counter or bench in a hotel or bar where drinks are sold.
    The waitress stood behind the bar and poured our drinks.
  3. A bar is a box-shaped piece of something.
    You can buy a bar of soap, or a bar of gold.
  4. A bar is a long, hard thing that looks like a stick.
    The prisoner was kept behind bars in the jail.

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Plain form
bar

Third-person singular
bars

Past tense
barred

Past participle
barred

Present participle
barring

  1. To bar is to stop someone from doing something; to prohibit.
    I was barred from entering the club.
  2. To bar is to lock a door or window, or to block it so others can not enter.
    I barred the door to stop her leaving the room.

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Preposition
bar

  1. except; not including
    He's the fastest runner in the world bar none.

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