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3 letters words from 'bar'

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BRA 5 

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Definitions and meaning of bar

bar

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bɑː/
  • (US) enPR: bär, IPA(key): /bɑɹ/, [bɑɹ], [bɑ˞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)
  • Homophones: baa, bah (in some pronunciations)

Etymology 1

From Middle English barre, from Old French barre (beam, bar, gate, barrier), from Vulgar Latin *barra, of uncertain origin. Doublet of barre. Perhaps from Frankish *bara (bar, beam, barrier, fence), from Proto-Germanic *barō (beam, bar, barrier), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerH- (to strike, pierce).

If so, then cognate with Old High German para, bara (bar, beam, one's cherished land), Old Frisian ber (attack, assault), Swedish bärling (a spoke), Norwegian berling (a small bar in a vehicle, rod), Latin forus (gangway, plank), Russian забо́р (zabór, fencing, paling, fence) and бор (bor), Ancient Greek φάρος (pháros, piece of land, furrow, marker, beacon, lighthouse). May well have been reinforced by existing Old English term from the same root.

Noun

bar (countable and uncountable, plural bars)

  1. A solid, more or less rigid object of metal or wood with a uniform cross-section smaller than its length.
  2. (countable, uncountable, metallurgy) A solid metal object with uniform (round, square, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular) cross-section; in the US its smallest dimension is 14 inch or greater, a piece of thinner material being called a strip.
  3. A cuboid piece of any solid commodity.
  4. A broad shaft, or band, or stripe.
  5. A long, narrow drawn or printed rectangle, cuboid or cylinder, especially as used in a bar code or a bar chart.
  6. (typography) Any of various lines used as punctuation or diacritics, such as the pipe ⟨|⟩, fraction bar (as in 12), and strikethrough (as in Ⱥ), formerly (obsolete) including oblique marks such as the slash.
    Hyponyms: pipe, strikethrough
  7. (mathematics) The sign indicating that the characteristic of a logarithm is negative, conventionally placed above the digit(s) to show that it applies to the characteristic only and not to the mantissa.
  8. (physics) A similar sign indicating that the charge on a particle is negative (and that consequently the particle is in fact an antiparticle).
  9. A business licensed to sell alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises, or the premises themselves; public house.
    Synonyms: barroom, ginshop, pub (British), public house, tavern; see also Thesaurus:pub
  10. The counter of such premises.
  11. A counter, or simply a cabinet, from which alcoholic drinks are served in a private house or a hotel room.
  12. (by extension, in combinations such as coffee bar, juice bar etc.) Premises or a counter serving any type of beverage.
  13. An establishment where alcohol and sometimes other refreshments are served.
  14. An informal establishment selling food to be consumed on the premises.
  15. An establishment offering cosmetic services.
  16. An official order or pronouncement that prohibits some activity.
    Synonyms: ban, prohibition
  17. Anything that obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.
    • 1675, John Dryden, Aureng-zebe
      Must I new bars to my own joy create?
    • 2013, Terence Dillon, A Long Way Home (page 184)
      Mr Harding could look back on his initial judgement of Paul's talent with great satisfaction while Paul could reflect that to be Irish was not necessarily a bar to progress.
  18. (programming, whimsical, derived from fubar) A metasyntactic variable representing an unspecified entity, often the second in a series, following foo.
  19. (Britain, Parliament) A dividing line (physical or notional) in the chamber of a legislature beyond which only members and officials may pass.
  20. (Britain, law) The railing surrounding the part of a courtroom in which the judges, lawyers, defendants and witnesses stay
  21. (US, law) "the Bar" or "the bar" The bar exam, the legal licensing exam.
  22. (law, metonymically, "the Bar", "the bar") Collectively, lawyers or the legal profession; specifically applied to barristers in some countries but including all lawyers in others.
  23. (telecommunications, electronics) One of an array of bar-shaped symbols that display the level of something, such as wireless signal strength or battery life remaining.
  24. (music) A vertical line across a musical staff dividing written music into sections, typically of equal durational value.
    Synonym: measure
  25. (music) One of those musical sections.
  26. (sports) A horizontal pole that must be crossed in high jump and pole vault
  27. (figuratively) Any level of achievement regarded as a challenge to be overcome.
  28. (soccer, most codes) The crossbar.
  29. (backgammon) The central divider between the inner and outer table of a backgammon board, where stones are placed if they are hit.
  30. An addition to a military medal, on account of a subsequent act
  31. A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water.
  32. (geography, nautical, hydrology) A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other substance, especially a formation extending across the mouth of a river or harbor or off a beach, and which may obstruct navigation. (FM 55-501).
  33. (heraldry) One of the ordinaries in heraldry; a fess.
  34. A city gate, in some British place names.
  35. (mining) A drilling or tamping rod.
  36. (mining) A vein or dike crossing a lode.
  37. (architecture) A gatehouse of a castle or fortified town.
  38. (farriery) The part of the crust of a horse's hoof which is bent inwards towards the frog at the heel on each side, and extends into the centre of the sole.
  39. (farriery, in the plural) The space between the tusks and grinders in the upper jaw of a horse, in which the bit is placed.
Derived terms
Translations

See bar/translations § Etymology 1

Descendants
  • Arabic: بَار‎ m (bār)
  • Armenian: բար (bar)
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: ()
  • Danish: bar c
  • Dutch: bar m
  • Georgian: ბარი (bari)
  • German: Bar f
  • Greek: μπαρ n (bar)
  • Hungarian: bár
  • Icelandic: bar m
  • Irish: beár m
  • Italian: bar m
  • Japanese: バー ()
  • Korean: (ba)
  • Polish: bar m
  • Portuguese: bar
  • Russian: бар m (bar)
  • Serbo-Croatian: бар m, bar m
  • Spanish: bar m
  • Swedish: bar c
  • Thai: บาร์ (baa)

Suffix

bar

  1. (grammar, X-bar theory) Pronunciation of ¯, a symbol indicating an X-bar.

References

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [2]

See also

  • (heraldry): Ordinary on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From Middle English barren, from Old French barrer, from Medieval Latin barrare (to bar), from the noun. Cognate Occitan barrar, Spanish barrar, Portuguese barrar.

Preposition properly imperative of the verb. Compare barring.

Verb

bar (third-person singular simple present bars, present participle barring, simple past and past participle barred)

  1. (transitive) To obstruct the passage of (someone or something).
  2. (transitive) To prohibit.
  3. (transitive) To lock or bolt with a bar.
  4. To imprint or paint with bars, to stripe.
Synonyms
  • (obstruct): block, hinder, obstruct
  • (prohibit): ban, interdict, prohibit
  • (lock or bolt with a bar):
  • See also Thesaurus:hinder
Derived terms
  • outbar
  • unbar
Translations

See bar/translations § Verb

Preposition

bar

  1. Except, other than, besides.
  2. (horse racing) Denotes the minimum odds offered on other horses not mentioned by name.
Synonyms
  • (except): apart from, barring, except for, excluding, other than, save; see also Thesaurus:except
Derived terms
  • bar none
  • all over bar the shouting
Translations

References

  • The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1914

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight), coined circa 1900.

Noun

bar (plural bars)

  1. A non-SI unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals, approximately equal to atmospheric pressure at sea level.

Synonyms

Derived terms
  • kilobar
  • megabar
  • millibar
Related terms
  • isobar
Translations

See bar/translations § Etymology 3

Further reading

  • Bar (unit) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Bar in the 1920 edition of Encyclopedia Americana.

Anagrams

  • ABR, ARB, Arb., RBA, Rab, abr., arb, bra

Afar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʌɾ/

Noun

bar m (plural baritté or barwá f)

  1. night

References

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[3], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis).

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch bar.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [bɑɾ]

Adjective

bar (attributive barre, comparative barder, superlative barste)

  1. barren

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Albanian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Albanian *bara, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerH-, compare Ancient Greek φάρμακον (phármakon, drug, medicine), Lithuanian bùrti (to conjure). Alternatively from Proto-Indo-European *bʰars- (spike, prickle) (compare Old Norse barr (corn, grain, barley), Welsh bara (bread), Latin far (spelt), Serbo-Croatian бра̏шно/brȁšno.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baɾ/

Noun

bar m (indefinite plural barëra, definite singular bari, definite plural barërat)

  1. grass
  2. (figuratively) tasteless food
Declension

Etymology 2

Noun

bar m (indefinite plural barna, definite singular bari, definite plural barnat)

  1. medicine, medication, medicinal plant
  2. (figuratively, colloquial) cure, palliative, solution
  3. (figuratively, colloquial) marijuana, likely a calque from English or French
Declension
Derived terms
  • barna
  • barnatore
  • barnatar
  • barnashitës
  • barni
  • barngrënës
  • barishte
  • barishtor
  • barishtak

References


Catalan

Noun

bar m (plural bars)

  1. bar (establishment)
  2. bar (unit of measure)

Cimbrian

Alternative forms

  • biar (Luserna)

Etymology

From Middle High German wir, from Old High German wir, from Proto-West Germanic *wiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *wīz. Cognate with German wir, English we.

Pronoun

bar

  1. (Sette Comuni) we
    Synonym: bandare

Inflection

References

  • “bar” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bar/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English bar.

Noun

bar m

  1. bar (a business selling beverages)
  2. bar (the counter of such a premises)
  3. bar (a cabinet used to store alcoholic drinks in a private house or a hotel room)
Declension
Derived terms
  • barový m
Related terms
  • barman m

Etymology 2

Borrowing from modern European languages, originally coined based on Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight).

Noun

bar m

  1. bar, a non-SI unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals
Declension

References

Further reading

  • bar in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • bar in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dalmatian

Etymology

From Latin bibere, present active infinitive of bibō. Compare Italian bere, Romanian bea.

Verb

bar (second-person plural present baite)

  1. to drink

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaːˀr/, [ˈb̥ɑˀ]
  • Rhymes: -aːˀr

Etymology 1

From Old Norse (East) *baʀʀ, (West) berr (bare), from Proto-Germanic *bazaz, cognate with English bare, German bar.

Adjective

bar

  1. bare, naked
  2. sheer, pure
Inflection
Derived terms
  • min bare røv

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English bar.

Noun

bar c (singular definite baren, plural indefinite barer)

  1. bar (business licensed to sell intoxicating beverages, counter of such a premises)
Inflection

Etymology 3

From Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight).

Noun

bar c (plural indefinite bar)

  1. bar (unit of pressure)

Etymology 4

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

bar

  1. past tense of bære

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɑr/
  • Hyphenation: bar
  • Rhymes: -ɑr

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English bar.

Noun

bar m (plural bars, diminutive barretje n)

  1. bar, counter, drink cabinet
  2. bar, pub
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old French barhaine, probably of Germanic origin, possibly Frankish *baʀ (bare; barren). Cognate with English barren.

Adjective

bar (comparative barder, superlative barst)

  1. harsh, tough (used mainly with koude (cold), or omstandigheden (conditions))
  2. barren, inhospitable, bare
  3. crude, grim, unfriendly
Inflection

Adverb

bar

  1. extremely (only in a negative sense)

Etymology 3

From Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight), coined c. 1900. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun

bar

  1. bar: a unit of pressure, equal to 100,000 pascals
Derived terms
  • kilobar
  • megabar
  • millibar
Related terms
  • isobar

References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

Faroese

Verb

bar

  1. he, it bore, carried:: 1st and 3rd person singular past tense form of bera (to bear, to carry)

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • hetta bar ikki til (this wasn’t possible)

French

Etymology 1

From English bar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baʁ/
  • Rhymes: -aʁ

Noun

bar m (plural bars)

  1. A bar (establishment)
  2. A bar (counter)

Etymology 2

Of Germanic origin, from Proto-Germanic *barsaz (perch).

Noun

  1. A bass (fish)

Further reading

  • “bar” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English bar.

Noun

bar m (plural bares)

  1. bar, coffee shop, café, pub (an establishment where refreshments and alcohol drinks are served)

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English bar and this from Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight).

Noun

bar m (plural bares)

  1. bar (unit of pressure)

German

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːɐ̯

Adjective

bar (not comparable)

  1. bare

Declension

Adverb

bar

  1. in cash
  2. pure

Preposition

bar

  1. (+genitive) without

Synonyms

  • ohne

Gothic

Romanization

bar

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌰𐍂

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /paːr/
  • Rhymes: -aːr

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English bar (1), from Old French barre.

Noun

bar m (genitive singular bars, nominative plural barir)

  1. bar (establishment offering alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises)
  2. bar (counter at which such beverages are sold or offered)
  3. (by extension) a counter where a buffet or a specialized kind of food is offered
Declension

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English bar (2), from Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight).

Noun

bar n (genitive singular bars, nominative plural bör)

  1. bar (unit of pressure)
Declension

Irish

Etymology

Borrowed from English bar, from Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight).

Noun

bar m (genitive singular bair, nominative plural bair)

  1. bar (unit of pressure)

Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • "bar" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “bar” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English bar.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bar/

Noun

bar m (plural bar)

  1. bar (place serving drinks)
  2. café

Derived terms

  • barista

Kurdish

Etymology

Related to Persian بار(bâr).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɑːɾ/
  • Hyphenation: bar
  • Rhymes: -ɑːɾ

Noun

bar m

  1. burden (a heavy load)



Latvian

Verb

bar

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of bārt
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of bārt
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of bārt
  4. 2nd person singular imperative form of bārt
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of bārt
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of bārt

Middle English

Noun

bar

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of bor

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse berr and Old Danish bar.

Adjective

bar (neuter singular bart, definite singular and plural bare, comparative barere, indefinite superlative barest, definite superlative bareste)

  1. bare, naked
    • 2014, "Ikke provosèr ham", by Inger Torill Jørgensen, eBokNorden AS →ISBN [4]
Derived terms
  • barbeint
  • barbrystet

See also

  • berr (Nynorsk)

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English bar.

Noun

bar m (definite singular baren, indefinite plural barer, definite plural barene)

  1. a bar (place where alcohol is served)
  2. a bar (sandbank at the mouth of a river or harbour)
Related terms
  • bartender (sense 1)

Etymology 3

From Old Norse barr.

Noun

bar n (definite singular baret, uncountable)

  1. the needles of the conifers, twigs and branches of conifers
Derived terms
  • barskog
  • bartre

Etymology 4

From Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight).

Noun

bar m (definite singular baren, indefinite plural bar, definite plural barene)

  1. bar (a non-SI unit of pressure)
Derived terms
  • millibar

Etymology 5

Verb

bar

  1. simple past of bære

References

  • “bar” in The Bokmål Dictionary. (adjective on page 2)
  • “bar_2” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • “bar_1” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • “bar_3” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • “bar_4” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • “bar_5” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɑːr/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English bar.

Noun

bar m (definite singular baren, indefinite plural barar, definite plural barane)

  1. a bar (place where alcohol is served)
  2. a bar (sandbank at the mouth of a river or harbour)

Related terms

  • bartender (sense 1)

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight), coined circa 1900.

Noun

bar m (definite singular baren, indefinite plural barar, definite plural barane)

  1. bar (a non-SI unit of pressure)
Derived terms
  • kilobar
  • megabar
  • millibar
Related terms
  • isobar

Etymology 3

From Old Norse barr.

Noun

bar n (definite singular baret, uncountable)

  1. the needles of the conifers, twigs and branches of conifers
    • 1860, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, "Vaaren":
      Derfor eg fann millom Bjørkar og Bar i Vaaren ei Gaata []
      Therefore I found, between the birches and conifers, in spring a riddle []
Derived terms
  • barskog
  • bartre
  • granbar

Etymology 4

Verb

bar

  1. past tense of bera

References

  • “bar” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bairaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɑːr/

Noun

bār m

  1. boar

Declension


Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *baʀ, from Proto-Germanic *bazaz, whence also Old English bær, Old Norse berr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bar/

Adjective

bar

  1. bare

Descendants

  • Middle High German: bar
    • German: bar, baar
    • Yiddish: פּאַרעוו(parev)
      • English: parev, pareve

Old Norse

Verb

bar

  1. first/third-person singular past indicative active of bera

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *baʀ, from Proto-Germanic *bazaz, whence also Old English bær, Old Norse berr.

Adjective

bār

  1. bare

Declension


Descendants

  • Middle Low German: bâr
    • German Low German: baar

Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse *barr (Old West Norse berr), from Proto-Germanic *bazaz.

Adjective

bar

  1. bare

Declension

Descendants

  • Swedish: bar

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bar/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English bar.

Noun

bar m inan

  1. bar, luncheon bar, buffet
  2. bar (a long table or counter where drinks are served)
Declension
Derived terms
  • barowy
Related terms
  • barman

Etymology 2

From Latin barium.

Noun

bar m inan

  1. barium
Declension

Etymology 3

From Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight), probably borrowed via science literature in another European language.

Noun

bar m inan

  1. bar (unit of pressure equal to 100,000 pascals)
Declension

Further reading

  • bar in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈbaɾ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈbaʁ/
    • (Caipira) IPA(key): [ˈbaɹ], [ˈbaɻ]
    • (South Brazil) IPA(key): [ˈbaɻ], [ˈbaɾ]
    • (Carioca) IPA(key): [ˈbaχ]
    • (Nordestino) IPA(key): [ˈbah]

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English bar.

Noun

bar m (plural bares)

  1. pub; bar (establishment that serves alcoholic beverages primarily)

Etymology 2

Originally from Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight).

Noun

bar m (plural bars)

  1. bar (unit of pressure)

Romani

Etymology 1

Noun

bar f (plural bara)

  1. garden
  2. fence
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • barr

Noun

bar m (plural bar)

  1. stone

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English bar.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bâːr/.

Noun

bȃr m (Cyrillic spelling ба̑р)

  1. public house, bar
Declension

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight), coined circa 1900.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bâːr/

Noun

bȃr m (Cyrillic spelling ба̑р)

  1. bar (unit of pressure)
Declension

Etymology 3

Clipping of bàrem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bâr/

Adverb

bȁr (Cyrillic spelling ба̏р)

  1. at least

Etymology 4

From Proto-Slavic *bъrъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bâːr/

Noun

bȃr m (Cyrillic spelling ба̑р) (regional)

  1. foxtail millet (Setaria italica)
    Synonym: mȕhār
  2. pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum)
    Synonyms: kòšćan, bìsērno prȍso
Declension

References

  • “bar” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • “bar” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • “bar” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • “bar” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Somali

Verb

bar

  1. Alternative spelling of baro

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaɾ/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English bar. Doublet of barra.

Noun

bar m (plural bares)

  1. bar, coffee shop, café, pub (an establishment where refreshments and alcohol drinks are served)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English bar and this from Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight).

Noun

bar m (plural bares)

  1. bar (unit of pressure)

Swedish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Swedish bar, from Old Norse *barr (Old West Norse berr), from Proto-Germanic *bazaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰos- (bare, barefoot). Cognate with English bare. See Old English bær.

Adjective

bar (comparative barare, superlative barast)

  1. bare, uncovered; not covered by e.g. clothes (about people), fur (about certain animals) or a snow cover (about the ground)
Declension

Etymology 2

See bära.

Verb

bar

  1. past tense of bära.

Etymology 3

Borrowed from English bar.

Noun

bar c

  1. a bar, pub; place where mainly alcoholic drinks are served.
  2. a bar, a bar counter
Declension

Etymology 4

Originally from Ancient Greek βάρος (báros, weight).

Noun

bar c

  1. A bar; a unit of pressure

References

Anagrams

  • bra

Turkish

Etymology

Borrowed from Armenian պար (par, dance).

Noun

bar (definite accusative barı, plural barlar)

  1. (dialectal) dance, round dance

Declension

References

  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “պար”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, reprint of the original 1926–1935 seven-volume edition, Yerevan: University Press
  • bar”, in Türkiye'de halk ağzından derleme sözlüğü [Compilation Dictionary of Popular Speech in Turkey] (in Turkish), Ankara: Türk Dil Kurumu, 1963–1982

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Wakhi

Etymology

From *dvar, related to Tajik дар (dar).

Noun

bar

  1. door

Zazaki

Etymology

Related to Persian بار(bâr).

Noun

bar ?

  1. load
  2. burden

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to obstruct or prevent.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)