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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked with bars or stripes: barred prison cells; barred plumage on a bird.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having bars, striped.
  • adj. Prevented.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Secured with a bar or bars: as, “the close-barred portal,”
  • Furnished or made with bars: as, a five-barred gate.
  • Obstructed by a bar, as a harbor.
  • Striped; streaked: used especially of textile fabrics: as, “barred al of silk,”
  • In music: Marked off by bars. Same as barré, 2.
  • In heraldry, same as barry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked with stripes or bands
  • adj. preventing entry or exit or a course of action


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  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer pg. 250
    "His spirit slipped away to the final lands that were barred to the Taha Aki for all eternity."

    December 2, 2010