US: /ˈbɑɹ/
UK: /bˈɑː/

English Vietnamese dictionary

bar /bɑ:/
  • danh từ
    • barơ (đơn vị áp suất)
    • danh từ
      • thanh, thỏi
        • a bar of chocolate: thanh sôcôla
        • a bar of gold: thỏi vàng
      • chấn song; then chắn (cửa)
      • vật ngáng; cái ngáng đường (để thu thuế)
      • cồn cát ngầm (ở cửa sông hay hải cảng)
      • vạch ngang (ở trên huy chương)
      • vạch đường kẻ
        • there was a bar of red across the western sky: có một vạch sáng đỏ trên trời về phía tây
      • (âm nhạc) gạch nhịp; nhịp
      • (kỹ thuật) thanh, cần
      • (thể dục,thể thao) xà
        • bars: xà kép
      • (pháp lý) sự kháng biện
      • (pháp lý) vành móng ngựa, toà
        • to be tried at [the]: bị xử tại toà
        • the bar of public opinion: toà án dư luận
      • (the bar) nghề luật sư
        • to be called to the bar; to go to the bar: trở thành luật sư
        • to read for the bar: học luật (để ra làm luật sư)
      • quầy bán rượu
      • sự trở ngại, sự cản trở (về tinh thần)
      • ngoại động từ
        • cài, then (cửa)
        • chặn (đường...), ngăn cản
        • vạch đường kẻ
        • cấm, cấm chỉ
        • (từ lóng) ghét, không ưa (một người, một thói quen)
        • (pháp lý) kháng biện
        • to bar in
          • chặn (cửa) không cho ra
        • to bar out
          • chặn (cửa) không cho vào
      • giới từ
        • trừ, trừ ra
          • bar unforesner uncumstances: trừ những trường hợp bất thường
          • bar one: trừ một
          • bar nome: không trừ một ai

      Advanced English dictionary

      noun, verb, preposition
      + noun
      for drinks / food
      1 [C] a place where you can buy and drink alcoholic and other drinks: He's been working at a bar called the Flamingo. + the island's only licensed bar (= one that is allowed to sell alcoholic drinks) + a cocktail bar + The hotel has a restaurant, bar and swimming pool. + (BrE) I found David in the bar of the Red Lion (= a room in a pub where drinks are served).
      2 [C] a long wide wooden surface where drinks, etc. are served: She was sitting at the bar. + It was so crowded I couldn't get to the bar.
      3 [C] (especially in compounds) a place in which a particular kind of food or drink is the main thing that is served: a sandwich bar + a coffee bar
      See also - SNACK BAR, WINE BAR
      of chocolate / soap
      4 [C] a piece of sth with straight sides: a bar of chocolate / soap + The kids never eat candy bars.
      of metal / wood
      5 [C] a long straight piece of metal or wood. Bars are often used to stop sb from getting through a space: He smashed the window with an iron bar. + All the ground floor windows were fitted with bars. + a five-bar gate (= one made with five bars of wood)
      See also - SPACE BAR, TOW BAR
      in electric fire
      6 [C] a piece of metal with wire wrapped around it that becomes red and hot when electricity is passed through it: Switch another bar on if you're cold.
      of colour / light
      7 [C] a band of colour or light: Bars of sunlight slanted down from the tall narrow windows.
      that prevents sth
      8 [C, usually sing.] ~ (to sth) a thing that stops sb from doing sth: At that time being a woman was a bar to promotion in most professions.
      See also - COLOUR BAR
      in music
      9 (BrE) (AmE measure) [C] one of the short sections of equal length that a piece of music is divided into, and the notes that are in it: four beats to the bar + Hum the opening bars of your favourite piece of music.
      10 (the Bar) [sing.] (BrE) the profession of BARRISTER (= a lawyer in a higher court): to be called to the Bar (= allowed to work as a qualified BARRISTER)
      11 (the Bar) [sing.] (AmE) the profession of any kind of lawyer
      12 = MILLIBAR
      See also - SCROLL BAR
      Idioms: behind bars (informal) in prison: The murderer is now safely behind bars.
      + verb (-rr-) [VN]
      close with bars
      1 [usually passive] to close sth with a bar or bars: All the doors and windows were barred.
      2 to block a road, path, etc. so that nobody can pass: Two police officers were barring her exit. + We found our way barred by rocks.
      3 ~ sb (from sth / from doing sth) to forbid or prevent sb from doing sth: The players are barred from drinking alcohol the night before a match.
      Idioms see HOLD n.
      + preposition
      except for sb/sth: The students all attended, bar two who were ill. + It's the best result we've ever had, bar none (= none was better).
      Idioms see SHOUTING
      a bar of chocolate
      If you want to describe a whole unit of a particular substance, or a group of things that are normally together, for example when you buy them, you need to use the correct word.
      a bar of soap/chocolate; a candy bar
      a block of ice/stone/wood
      a bolt/roll/length of fabric
      a cube of ice/sugar; an ice/sugar cube
      a loaf of bread
      a roll of film/carpet
      a slab of marble/concrete
      a stick of gum
      a bunch of bananas/grapes
      a bunch/bouquet of flowers
      a bundle of papers/sticks
      a set/bunch of keys a set of chairs/glasses/clothes/guitar strings
      - note at BIT(also informal bar)
      + noun
      a unit for measuring the pressure of the atmosphere

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 rod, shaft, pole, stick, stake:
      A heavy iron bar is used to tamp the dynamite into place in the hole.
      2 strip, stripe, band, belt; streak, line:
      The company trade mark is a narrow red bar around the barrel of every ball-point pen.
      3 barrier, obstacle, obstruction, barricade, hindrance, block, deterrent, impediment; ban, embargo:
      A steel bar was across the entrance. Her pride proved a bar to her success. There is a bar against importing spirits.
      4 sandbar, shallow, shoal, bank, sandbank:
      Because the keel is too deep, the sloop will be unable to cross the bar till high tide.
      5 tribunal, court, courtroom, lawcourt, bench:
      The former mayor was found guilty of corruption at the bar of public opinion.
      6 bar-room, saloon, public house, cafe, lounge, cocktail lounge, tavern, taproom, canteen, Brit local, wine bar; Colloq pub; Slang boozer, gin-mill:
      I was at the bar on my third beer when she walked in.
      7 counter:
      We had a quick lunch at the sandwich bar.
      8 fasten, close up, secure, shut up; lock, lock up, padlock:
      We tried to get in through the window, but they had barred it.
      9 block, obstruct, stop, stay, hinder, keep (out), shut out, exclude, prevent, forbid, prohibit, set aside; forestall, impede, hamper, retard, balk, barricade; ban, embargo:
      After his behaviour, he was barred from the club for a year. A huge man in an ill-fitting dinner-jacket barred my way. The regulations bar the import of firearms.
      10 except (for), excepting, excluding, barring, outside (of), save for, aside from, but:
      It's all over now bar the shouting.

      Collocation dictionary

      1 for drinks/food


      licensed | crowded | lounge, public, saloon | gay, singles | cocktail, wine | breakfast, coffee, salad, sandwich, snack

      VERB + BAR

      drop into, go to, stop at
      He often drops into a bar on the way home from work.
      | manage, run

      BAR + NOUN

      food, menu, snacks | stool


      in a/the ~
      There were not many people in the bar.

      2 counter

      VERB + BAR

      be propping up
      drink at, lean on, sit at, stand at
      You can usually find him propping up the bar of the Red Lion.
      | serve behind
      I didn't recognize the man who was serving behind the bar.


      at the ~
      They were chatting at the bar.
      | behind the ~
      The barmaid stood behind the bar.

      3 in music

      VERB + BAR

      hum, play, sing
      She played a few bars on the piano.


      in a/the ~
      the notes in the first bar


      two, four, etc. beats to the bar

      Concise English dictionary

      +a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
      +a counter where you can obtain food or drink
      +a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon
      +musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
      +an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal
      +the act of preventing
      +(meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter
      +a submerged (or partly submerged) ridge in a river or along a shore
      +the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
      +a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)
      +a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
      +a horizontal rod that serves as a support for gymnasts as they perform exercises
      +a heating element in an electric fire
      +(law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried
      +prevent from entering; keep out
      +render unsuitable for passage
      +expel, as if by official decree
      +secure with, or as if with, bars