Definition of bar preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɑː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːr//
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  • (especially British English) except for somebody/something The students all attended, bar two who were ill. All bar one of the employees lost their jobs. It's the best result we've ever had, bar none (= none was better). Bar a few changes to the kitchen, the house is the same as when Mozart lived here.
  • Idioms
    be all over bar the shouting
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    (British English) (of an activity or a competition) to be almost finished or decided, so that there is no doubt about the final result The game is all over bar the shouting.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bar