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British English: /bɑː/
American English: /bɑr/

Translation of bar in French:


  • 2 (on cage, cell, window) to put somebody/be behind bars
    mettre quelqu'un/être derrière les barreaux
  • 3 (place for drinking)
    to sit at the bar
    s'asseoir au comptoir
    I'll go to the bar
    je vais chercher les boissons
  • 5 (obstacle)
    to pour to doing pour faire
    your age is not a bar
    votre âge ne constitue pas un obstacle
  • 6 (Law) (profession) See examples: the bar to study for the bar
    se destiner au barreau
    to be called to the bar
    entrer au barreau
  • 7 (Law) (in court) to come to the bar
    venir à la barre
    the prisoner at the bar
  • 8 (Sport) (in gym, across goal) to practise on the bars
    s'exercer aux barres
  • 9 (Music) two beats in a/to the bar
    deux temps dans une/par mesure


transitive verb p prés etc -rr-

  • 1 (block)
    (way, path)
    to bar somebody's way
    barrer le passage à quelqu'un
  • 2 (ban)
    (person) from something de quelque chose
    journalists were barred
    l'accès était interdit aux journalistes
    to bar somebody from doing
    interdire à quelqu'un de faire
    his religion bars him from marrying
    sa religion lui interdit de se marier
  • 3 (fasten)
    mettre la barre à
    (gate, shutter)
    the gate was barred
    on avait mis la barre au portail

also: barred past participle adjective

  • 1
    à barreaux
  • 2 (striped)barred with
    barré de
    (colour, mud)
  • also: -barred
    (dans composés) four/five-barred gate
    portail à quatre/cinq barreaux


a no holds barred contest

une lutte où tous les coups sont permis

it was a divorce battle with no holds barred

le divorce a été une lutte où tous les coups semblaient permis

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