unbarred [uhn-bahrd] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for unbarred on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. not provided or fastened with a bar or bars: an unbarred door.
  2. not marked with stripes or bands.

Origin of unbarred First recorded in 1540–50; un-1 + barred unbar [uhn-bahr] verb (used with object), un·barred, un·bar·ring.

  1. to remove a bar or bars from; open; unlock; unbolt: to unbar a door.

Origin of unbar First recorded in 1300–50, unbar is from the Middle English word unbarren. See un-2, bar1 Related Words for unbarred accessible, wide, clear, free, susceptible, release, expand, slacken, relax, ease, loose, undo, unlock, untie, alleviate, unscrew, exposed, stripped, bare, rent Examples from the Web for unbarred Historical Examples of unbarred

  • She crept to the floor, yawning, tiptoed to the door, and unbarred it.

    The Secret of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White

  • Daddy Skinner unbarred the door when he heard Tessibel call his name.

    The Secret of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White

  • But at length she satisfied herself, and unbarred the heavy door, and admitted us.

    Curious, if True

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  • All day long he neither opened the door nor unbarred the shutters.

    The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories


  • “Now you can go,” quietly said Cousin as he unbarred the door.

    A Virginia Scout

    Hugh Pendexter

  • British Dictionary definitions for unbarred unbar verb -bars, -barring or -barred (tr)

    1. to take away a bar or bars from
    2. to unfasten bars, locks, etc, from (a door); open

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