• Two Refuge Towers of the HirÛ-shÂÎtÛ, in The Wady BÎar
    Two Refuge Towers of the HirÛ-shÂÎtÛ, in The Wady BÎar
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj barred marked with stripes or bands
    • adj barred preventing entry or exit or a course of action "a barricaded street","barred doors","the blockaded harbor"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Steel-Bar Carpenter's Clamp Steel-Bar Carpenter's Clamp
Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625 Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword...
Bar'll cool her Bar'll cool her
dog at a bar dog at a bar
The prisoner looks out of a barred window, watched by two guards The prisoner looks out of a barred window, watched by two guards

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: One plain milk chocolate candy bar has more protein than a banana.
    • barred Secured with a bar or bars: as, “the close-barred portal,”
    • barred Furnished or made with bars: as, a five-barred gate.
    • barred Obstructed by a bar, as a harbor.
    • barred Striped; streaked: used especially of textile fabrics: as, “barred al of silk,”
    • barred In music: Marked off by bars. Same as barré, 2.
    • barred In heraldry, same as barry.
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  • Mark Twain
    “Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.”
  • Frederick Langbridge
    Frederick Langbridge
    “Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.”
  • Bruce Jenner
    Bruce Jenner
    “Start early and begin raising the bar throughout the day.”
  • Bible
    “A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. [Proverbs 18:19]”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Advice from a veteran trapeze performer: Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow.”
  • Fulghum Robert
    Fulghum Robert
    “To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence hollering, What's it for?”


All over bar the shouting - When something is all over bar the shouting, the outcome is absolutely certain.('All over but the shouting' is also used.)
Bar fly - A bar fly is a person who spends a lot of time drinking in different bars and pubs.
Behind bars - When someone is behind bars, they are in prison.
Color bar - Rules that restrict access on the basis of race or ethnicity are a color bar.
Lower the bar - If people change the standards required to make things easier, they lower the bar.
No holds barred - If there are no holds barred, there are no rules of conduct; you can do anything.


In literature:

When I went into the saloon Captain Boomsby was seated in the rear of the room, where he had a view of both bars.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
They soon came to the door of a large building; it was bolted and barred.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Together they swung down from their platforms, each one grasping a trapeze bar.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
A glance at the grim, unrelaxed, and unrelenting visage of the bar-keeper decides him.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
A bar at the upper end of the shank, crossing the direction of the flukes transversely, to steady their proper direction.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The room to the right stood open to the bar.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
He dropped the bar in place.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Take bars, no head nets.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
Each bar extends only from partition to partition, so that three bars are needed for each shelf.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
A row of cowpunchers were lined up in front of the bar.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Its captain spoke a tongue unknown, and Bar Shalmon, being a man of profound knowledge, was sent for.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
You riding for the Bar Double M?
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Corrigan was strong, clever; his forearm, which had blocked Trevison's uppercut, had seemed like a bar of steel.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The earliest known documentary and historical notice of Temple Bar is in 1327, the first year of Edward III.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
About the Blue Goose, its bar, and its gaming-tables Pierre was eloquent, even with strangers.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
But this is unquestionably a bar shot for an ancient cannon.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Doc Simpson was new in town, and Sewell'd ast him out to supper at the Bar Y ranch-house two 'r three times.
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
Inside half an hour the surf'll be rolling up on this bar like all Niagara.
"Into the Primitive" by Robert Ames Bennet
On his return he again took his place at the Bar.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
Procure smooth iron bars, two fifteen inches long and two eighteen inches long, all three-eighths of an inch thick and two inches wide.
"Candy-Making Revolutionized" by Mary Elizabeth Hall

In poetry:

I used to drink with gentlemen
To pass an hour away:
I drink long beers in common bars,
And what have you to say?
"And What Have You To Say?" by Henry Lawson
Where the crane goes clanging
Chains and bars,
He sees branches hanging
Little leaves against the laughing stars.
"The Woodsman In The Foundry" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall
Turn key and lift bar,
And loose bolt and chain;
But Love took in his esquire, Grief,
And there they both remain.
"Love's Castle" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
When the great sower, Night,
Lets down his sable bars,
He goes into his endless fields
To plant his seed, the stars.
"In The Meadows Of The Sky" by Charles Hanson Towne
Go not to the hills of Erin
When the night winds are about,
Put up your bar and shutter,
And so keep the danger out.
"The Wind on the Hills" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Within thy secret presence, Lord,
Let me for ever dwell;
No fenced city, walled and barred,
Secures a saint so well.
"Psalm 31 part 2" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Initially created for use in bar wells, the footprint of the ICB3 is the smallest in the blending industry and has become the desired blender for bars, coffee shops, ice cream vendors and much more.
Burger Bar The Sunday unlimited Bloody Mary Bar at 8 Oz.
Three cheers for San Francisco wine bars that don't look like San Francisco wine bars.
The main downstairs bar is painted with Monopoly men, and the upstairs "war bar" is covered with 1959 Risk boards and other war strategy games.
The 52-member Board of Governors has exclusive authority to formulate and adopt matters of policy concerning the activities of the Bar, subject to limitations imposed by the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.
In 2011, a Deep Ellum bar that was destined to be the best rock bar in Dallas reopened under the ownership of one of Dallas' biggest rock stars.
THE NEW BAR, called Bar Rouge, is off the brasserie and is named for its dazzling scarlet granite counter top.
Sunken bar, graffiti-it-up (turns out they do offer free Sharpie pens at the bar), party cage — great place to hook up with a woman while her husband is in jail.
The terms of the Nov 16 deal between Dex Media Inc and Bar 3 Bar-B-Q's parent company were not disclosed in court filings.
One of New Orleans' most famous and elegant bars, drawing celebrities like Michael Jordan and Gregg Allman, the 25-seat bar rotates under a canopy of stars (there's even a periodic comet).
The Bar Leucadian on Highway 101 began serving a 45-day liquor license suspension July 2 due to sales of cocaine at the bar last summer.
Was installed as the 50th president of the Garden State Bar Association, the African-American Bar Association of New Jersey, on Wednesday.
In this photo taken Aug 16, 2012, Bar owner Frank Borst, left, gives a hand to patron Bob Wardsworth, 66, a Vietnam veteran originally from N.Y. At the King Eddy Saloon, one of the oldest and most colorful dive bars in Los Angeles.
If you think the bar Mikie Squared Bar and Grill on Hoboken's Washington Street mainly serves bar food, you might miss out on entrees such as citrus maple pork chops, vodka shrimp, prime rib, and salmon Spumante.
Before the Snickers bar or the Clark bar, the first modern candy bar was created 100 years ago in Tennessee.

In science:

In these cases we set the lower error bar equal to the upper error bar before computing HR1 and HR2 and propagating the errors.
Revealing the Supernova Remnant Population of M33 with Chandra
The depicted errors represent the statistical (inner bars) and the quadratic sum of the statistical and systematical errors (outer bars) as discussed in the text.
Measurement of the LT-asymmetry in \pi^0 electroproduction at the energy of the \Delta (1232) resonance
The small oval distortion is likely an unresolved bar, because our high resolution control run (MW1hr) does display a resolved bar at its center.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
The outer error bars include both σint = 0.12 of intrinsic scatter derived from low redshift fits and the contribution of the peculiar velocity errors (which are also shown as the horizontal error bars); the inner ones do not.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
The assumed primordial D value is from WMAP (small bar at t=0), the large bar at t=0 represents the primordial D as measured from QSO absorption spectra.
The chemical evolution of the Milky Way: from light to heavy elements
The D abundance in the local ISM (at t=13 Gyr) is from Linsky (1998, small bar) and from FUSE and HST-GHRS data (large dotted bar, Vidal-Majar et al. 1998; Moos et al. 2002).
The chemical evolution of the Milky Way: from light to heavy elements
To the right of each dark bar is a light bar that reflects the 9D FoM for the identical data model.
Evaluating Dark Energy Probes using Multi-Dimensional Dark Energy Parameters
FIG. 5: Impact of adding additional constraints on curvature (left side) and the Hubble constant (right side): Dark bars show the impact on the DETF FoM and light bars show the impact on the 9D FoM.
Evaluating Dark Energy Probes using Multi-Dimensional Dark Energy Parameters
Two bright, short arcs of emission eminate from the ends of the bar, in opposite directions and perpendicular to the bar, and then fade into the loops.
Hubble Space Telescope Images of Magellanic Cloud Planetary Nebulae
Error bars in the x direction show the 1σ dispersion of the data in the bin, while error bars in the y direction represent the 1σ uncertainty on the dispersion.
Using globular clusters to test gravity in the weak acceleration regime: NGC 7099
Even if the two data points at 4 × 1019 eV and 6 × 1019 eV would lie exactly on the predicted dip (this is quite possible for the true AGASA error bars), the large error bars in the PAO data will prevent a reliable conclusion on the presence of the second dip.
Second dip as a signature of ultrahigh energy proton interactions with cosmic microwave background radiation
If the galaxy has a bar, this technique will also underestimate the bar contribution, spreading its light into larger radii ellipses.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
The latter is able to perturb the elongated orbits supporting the stellar bar, de flecting the stars passing clo se to the centre, so weakening the bar (Pfenniger & Norman, 1990).
Star formation in isolated AMIGA galaxies: dynamical influence of bars
The second proposed mechanism to weaken a bar are the bar torques themselves.
Star formation in isolated AMIGA galaxies: dynamical influence of bars
The observation of a high bar frequency from z ∼ 0 to z ∼ 0.7 (Eskridge et al., 2002; Jogee et al., 2004; Sheth et al., 2005) cannot thus be interpreted to support the existence of robust, long-lived bars.
Star formation in isolated AMIGA galaxies: dynamical influence of bars