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.
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.