Barred
Bar Bar (b[aum]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Barred} (b[aum]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Barring}.] [ F. barrer. See {Bar}, n.] 1. To fasten with a bar; as, to bar a door or gate. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

He barely looked the idea in the face, and hastened to bar it in its dungeon. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

3. To except; to exclude by exception. [1913 Webster]

Nay, but I bar to-night: you shall not gauge me By what we do to-night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To cross with one or more stripes or lines. [1913 Webster]

For the sake of distinguishing the feet more clearly, I have barred them singly. --Burney. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • barred — /bad/ (say bahd) adjective 1. provided with one or more bars: a barred gate. 2. striped; streaked: barred fabrics …   Australian English dictionary

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