1. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier, or structural or mechanical member.
a. A solid oblong block of a substance, such as soap or candy.
b. A rectangular block of a precious metal.
a. A horizontal bar.
b. A horizontal rod that marks the height to be cleared in high jumping or pole vaulting.
4. A standard, expectation, or degree of requirement: a leader whose example set a high bar for others.
Something that impedes or prevents action or progress. See Synonyms at obstacle
6. A ridge, as of sand or gravel, on a shore or streambed, that is formed by the action of tides or currents.
7. A narrow marking, as a stripe or band.
a. A narrow metal or embroidered strip worn on a military uniform indicating rank or service.
b. Chiefly British A small insignia worn on a military decoration indicating that it has been awarded an additional time.
9. Heraldry A pair of horizontal parallel lines drawn across a shield.
a. The nullification, defeat, or prevention of a claim or action.
b. The process by which nullification, defeat, or prevention is achieved.
11. The railing in a courtroom enclosing the part of the room where the judges and lawyers sit, witnesses are heard, and prisoners are tried.
12. A place of judgment; a tribunal.
a. Attorneys considered as a group.
b. The profession of law.
a. A vertical line drawn through a staff to mark off a measure.
b. A measure.
a. A counter at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.
b. An establishment or room having such a counter.
1. To fasten securely with a long, straight, rigid piece of material.
2. To shut in or out with or as if with bars.
3. To obstruct or impede; block.
To keep out; exclude. See Synonyms at hinder1
5. To rule out; except.
6. To mark with stripes or bands.
7. Law To stop (a claim or action) by objection.