Definition of bar:

part of speech: verb

To secure; to fasten; to hinder; to shut out; to restrain.

part of speech: noun

A bolt; a long piece or rod of any solid substance of small diameter; an enclosed place at an inn or a court; a division in music, or the line that makes the division; a sandbank at the entrance to a river; the body of lawyers that plead; any hindrance; a stop.

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