Bar(br), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Barred (brd); 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 meShak.
By what we do to-night.
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.
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