bar-n; 17 Senses

Sense Number 1: saloon, establishment primarily serving alcohol

Commentary: BAR[+building][+business][+saloon]

The bars all close in this town at 1 am.
John and Mary explored various wine bars in Venice.
She had dropped out of school and become a bar fly. (hangs out in bars)
Mike and Pete went to a topless bar last night.
Mary and Sally spent the evening in Madrid exploring tapas bars. (focus is on wine)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a counter or area where food or drink are provided

Commentary: BAR[+counter][+serving][+food/+drink]

This restaurant has a nice salad bar.
The reception had hot hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. (drink counter where you pay for drinks)
John installed a wet bar in his finished basement. (drink area with a sink)
I bought a bag of pretzels at the hospital's snack bar.
Have you tried the sushi bar at that new restaurant?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: any rigid rod, usually metal or wood

Commentary: BAR[+rod][+rigid][+metal/+wood]

That neighborhood has a lot of bars on the windows.
The man packed tobacco into his pipe with a tamping bar.
They were finally able to open the jammed cellar door with a pry bar.
These brass towel bars are quite expensive.
This quilting machine has three racks and six fabric bars.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a symbol of musical notation that demarcates sets of notes

Commentary: BAR[+symbol][+notation][+musical][+demarcator]

There are six bars of introduction before the singer's entrance. (six measures of music)
The end of this movement of the symphony is indicated with double bars.
It's a twelve bar blues progression.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: sports apparatus serving as an obstacle

Commentary: BAR[+apparatus][+horizontal][+hurdle][+sports] [+role][+obstacle][+sports]

The football hit the bar between the goal posts and bounced back.
The bars on the jumps in Olympic equestrian events are set above six feet.
Their new microprocessor has raised the bar for performance yet again. (figurative)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: a state of hindrance or prohibition to something

Commentary: BAR[+state][+prohibition][+legal/+social/+personal/+natural]

There is a bar against cameras in that courtroom.
He believes society still maintains a color bar between the races.
The boy's dyslexia proved to be no bar in getting into a good college.
Don't let feelings of insecurity be the bar to your success.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: a unit of atmospheric pressure

Commentary: BAR[+quantity][+measure][+pressure]

The barometer has fallen several bars in the last hour.
The divers checked their pressure gauges to see how many bars were remaining in their tanks.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 8: a ridge of sand usually submerged in a river or the sea

Commentary: BAR[+natural][+ridge][+sand][+submerged]

The keel of the boat got snagged on a sand bar.
These sand bars are totally submerged at high tide.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 9: the legal profession

Commentary: BAR[+organization][+professional][+legal]

Bill just passed the bar exam.
Her father is a member of the New York bar.
He'll face the bar of public opinion. (figurative)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 10: a unit of a substance, formed in a block

Commentary: BAR[+form][+shape][+block][+gold/+food/+soap] [+quantity][+measure][+unit][+substance]

How much does a bar of gold weight?
He ate two whole bars of chocolate for lunch!
The restrooms use liquid soap dispensers in place of bars of soap.
Mary doesn't like granola bars.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11

Sense Number 11: supporting apparatus used in gymnastics

Commentary: BAR[+apparatus][+horizontal][+balance][+gymnastic] [+role][+support]

The gymnast worked out on the high bar.
She did a perfect dismount from the horizontal bar.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 13

Sense Number 12: a heating element

Commentary: BAR[+artifact][+element][+heating]

This space heater's heating element has three bars.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 14

Sense Number 13: a low rail in a courtroom or legislative hall

Commentary: BAR[+structure][+rail][+low][+court/+legislature] [+role][+partition]

The prisoner stood at the bar gazing defiantly out at the courtroom.
The people seated in the courtroom are not allowed to go past the bar.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 15

Sense Number 14: a narrow decorative stripe or band, used as insignia

Commentary: BAR[+artifact][+band][+narrow][+fabric/+metal] [+role][+decorative]

Johnny's mother sewed the bars onto the sleeve of his Cub Scout uniform.
Their family heraldic insignia has a blue bar at the top.
The military brass all wore a lot of bars on their shoulders.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 15: a legal plea to remove an action in a court case

Commentary: BAR[+action][+plea][+legal][+removal][+claim]

They think the prosecution will make a bar to dismiss that body of evidence.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2a

Sense Number 16: an elongated key on a keyboard or typewriter

Commentary: BAR[+artifact][+key][+space][+keyboard]

Hit the space bar a few times.
The space bar is the largest key on the keyboard.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 17: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)