(Bap`ti*za"tion) n. Baptism. [Obs.]
Their baptizations were null.
(Bap*tize") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baptized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Baptizing.] [F. baptiser, L. baptizare,
fr.Gr. . See Baptism.]
1. To administer the sacrament of baptism to.
2. To christen ( because a name is given to infants at their baptism); to give a name to; to name.
I'll be new baptized;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo.
3. To sanctify; to consecrate.
(Bap*tize"ment) n. The act of baptizing. [R.]
(Bap*tiz"er) n. One who baptizes.
(Bar) n. [OE. barre, F. barre, fr. LL. barra, W. bar the branch of a tree, bar, baren branch, Gael.
& Ir. barra bar. &radic91.]
1. A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a
lever and for various other purposes, but especially for a hindrance, obstruction, or fastening; as, the
bars of a fence or gate; the bar of a door.
Thou shalt make bars of shittim wood.
Ex. xxvi. 26.
2. An indefinite quantity of some substance, so shaped as to be long in proportion to its breadth and
thickness; as, a bar of gold or of lead; a bar of soap.
3. Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an obstruction; a barrier.
Must I new bars to my own joy create?
4. A bank of sand, gravel, or other matter, esp. at the mouth of a river or harbor, obstructing navigation.
5. Any railing that divides a room, or office, or hall of assembly, in order to reserve a space for those
having special privileges; as, the bar of the House of Commons.
6. (Law) (a) The railing that incloses the place which counsel occupy in courts of justice. Hence, the
phrase at the bar of the court signifies in open court. (b) The place in court where prisoners are stationed
for arraignment, trial, or sentence. (c) The whole body of lawyers licensed in a court or district; the legal
profession. (d) A special plea constituting a sufficient answer to plaintiff's action.
7. Any tribunal; as, the bar of public opinion; the bar of God.
8. A barrier or counter, over which liquors and food are passed to customers; hence, the portion of the
room behind the counter where liquors for sale are kept.
9. (Her.) An ordinary, like a fess but narrower, occupying only one fifth part of the field.
10. A broad shaft, or band, or stripe; as, a bar of light; a bar of color.
11. (Mus.) A vertical line across the staff. Bars divide the staff into spaces which represent measures,
and are themselves called measures.