All 5 Uses of
Uses with a very common or rare meaning:
- A few times I went with Joe and Palmas to see Taboos Children perform in some bar or dance hall, paying strict attention to the sax player.†
- The next day, Manson, who stayed in an enclosed cell with only a small glass-and-bar opening to see him through, had to attend a hearing.†
- After this, the mural team obtained permission to do a large mural at a bar down the street.†
- When we arrived in town, she took me to the bar where she worked to pick up an old check they held for her.†
- I entered the bar, although I was 18 years old and this was a 21-and-over joint.†
Chpt 9 *
(meaning too common or rare to warrant focus) More commonly, bar refers to a place where people are served alcohol or other refreshments.
Much more rarely, bar can refer a rigid piece of metal or wood. The legal profession uses the term "bar" in another sense as well; i.e., to refer to a partition (perhaps literally a bar railing) that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried.
See a comprehensive dictionary for other meanings of bar.