bar

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɑː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɑr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bär)


Inflections of 'bar' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bars
v 3rd person singular
barring
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
barred
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
barred
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
bar
In American English, a place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks is called a bar.
Leaving Rita in a bar, I made for the town library.
In British English, a place like this is called a pub.
We used to go drinking in a pub called the Soldier's Arms.
➜ See pub - bar
In British English, the rooms in a pub where people drink are called the bars. In a hotel, club, or theatre, the place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks is also called a bar.
...the terrace bar of the Continental Hotel.
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