- = striped, lined, marked, banded, ribbed, ridged, streaked, veined, crosshatched
- = excluded, banned, forbidden, prohibited, outlawed, taboo, off limits, proscribed, criminalized
- = public house, pub (informal, mainly British), counter, inn, local (British, informal), lounge, saloon, tavern, canteen, watering hole (facetious & slang), boozer (British & Australian & New Zealand, informal), beer parlour (Canadian), roadhouse, hostelry (archaic & facetious), alehouse (archaic), taproom •
the city's most popular country and western bar
- = public bar •
Last night there was some talk in the bar about drugs.
- = counter, stand, table •
He leaned forward across the bar.
- = rod, staff, stick, stake, rail, pole, paling, shaft, baton, mace, batten, palisade, crosspiece •
a crowd throwing stones and iron bars
- = piece, bit, block, slice, cake, quantity, portion, tablet, chunk, slab •
a bar of soap
- = obstacle, block, barrier, hurdle, hitch, barricade, snag, deterrent, obstruction, stumbling block, impediment, hindrance, interdict •
one of the fundamental bars to communication
opposites: help, benefit, aid
- = measure (US), snatch of music •
Another bar of music trills forth.
- = dock, court, bench, courtroom, law court
- = lock, block, secure, chain, attach, anchor, bolt, blockade, barricade, fortify, fasten, latch, obstruct, make firm, make fast, stop •
For added safety, bar the door to the kitchen.
- = block, restrict, hold up, restrain, hamper, thwart, hinder, obstruct, impede, shut off •
He stepped in front of her, barring her way.
- = exclude, ban, forbid, prohibit, keep out of, disallow, shut out of, ostracize, debar, blackball, interdict, black •
They have been barred from the country since 1982.
opposites: let, allow, receive, accept, admit, permit
- = except, but, saving, save (archaic), barring, excepting, apart from, other than, excluding, besides, omitting, with the exception of, exclusive of •
They provide everything the independent investor wants, bar advice.
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