A long rod or rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material, typically used as an obstruction, fastening, or weapon. A counter across which alcoholic drinks or refreshments are served. A barrier or restriction to an action or advance. A measure of music or the time of a piece of music. A partition in a courtroom or legislative assembly, now usually notional, beyond which most people may not pass and, in court, at which an accused person stands. The legal profession. A unit of pressure equivalent to 100,000 newtons per square meter or approximately one atmosphere. Fasten (something, especially a door or window) with a bar or bars. Prevent or forbid the entrance or movement of. Mark (something) with bars or stripes. Except for; apart from.