Bar

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.
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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.
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He barely looked the idea in the face, and hastened to bar it in its dungeon.
Hawthorne.
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3. To except; to exclude by exception.
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Nay, but I bar to-night: you shall not gauge me
By what we do to-night.
Shak.
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4. To cross with one or more stripes or lines.
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For the sake of distinguishing the feet more clearly, I have barred them singly.
Burney.
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