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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Bar \Bar\ (b[aum]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Barred (b[aum]rd); p.
pr. & vb. n. Barring.] [ F. barrer. See Bar, n.]
1. To fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate.
2. To restrict or confine, as if by a bar; to hinder; to
obstruct; to prevent; to prohibit; as, to bar the entrance
of evil; distance bars our intercourse; the statute bars
my right; the right is barred by time; a release bars the
plaintiff's recovery; -- sometimes with up.
He barely looked the idea in the face, and hastened
to bar it in its dungeon. --Hawthorne.
3. To except; to exclude by exception.
Nay, but I bar to-night: you shall not gauge me
By what we do to-night. --Shak.
4. To cross with one or more stripes or lines.
For the sake of distinguishing the feet more
clearly, I have barred them singly. --Burney.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: preventing entry or exit or a course of action; "a
barricaded street"; "barred doors"; "the blockaded
harbor" [syn: barricaded, barred, blockaded]
2: marked with stripes or bands
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
130 Moby Thesaurus words for "barred":
absurd, banded, banned, beleaguered, beset, besieged, blockaded,
bound, brinded, brindle, brindled, cabined, caged, cancellated,
cloistered, closed-in, closed-out, confined, contraband,
contrary to reason, cooped, cordoned, cordoned off, corralled,
cramped, cribbed, crossbarred, debarred, deported, ejected,
enclosed, excluded, exiled, expelled, fenced, filigreed, forbade,
forbid, forbidden, grated, gridded, hedged, hemmed, hopeless,
illegal, illicit, immured, impossible, imprisoned, incarcerated,
inconceivable, jailed, laced, lacelike, lacy, latticelike,
leaguered, left out, liquidated, listed, logically impossible,
marbled, marbleized, meshed, meshy, mewed, mullioned, netlike,
netted, netty, nonpermissible, not in it, not included,
not permitted, not possible, off limits, out of bounds, outlawed,
oxymoronic, paled, paradoxical, penned, pent-up, plexiform,
precluded, preposterous, prohibited, purged, quarantined, railed,
restrained, reticular, reticulate, reticulated, retiform,
ridiculous, ruled out, ruled-out, self-contradictory, shut out,
shut-in, streaked, streaky, striatal, striate, striated, strigate,
strigose, striolate, striped, stripy, tabby, taboo, tabooed,
unallowed, unauthorized, under the ban, unimaginable, unlawful,
unlicensed, unpermissible, unsanctioned, unthinkable, untouchable,
veined, verboten, vetoed, walled, walled-in, watered
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