a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
the quantity contained in a jar
"he drank a jar of beer"
jolt, jar, jounce, shock(verb)
a sudden jarring impact
"the door closed with a jolt"; "all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
clash, jar, collide(verb)
be incompatible; be or come into conflict
"These colors clash"
move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
jar, shake up, bump around(verb)
"Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"
affect in a disagreeable way
"This play jarred the audience"
place in a cylindrical vessel
"jar the jam"
a turn. [Only in phrase.]
a deep, broad-mouthed vessel of earthenware or glass, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes; as, a jar of honey; a rose jar
the measure of what is contained in a jar; as, a jar of oil; a jar of preserves
to give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my ears
to act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute
to cause a short, tremulous motion of, to cause to tremble, as by a sudden shock or blow; to shake; to shock; as, to jar the earth; to jar one's faith
to tick; to beat; to mark or tell off
a rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh sound; a discord; as, the jar of a train; the jar of harsh sounds
clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate; slight disagreement
a regular vibration, as of a pendulum
in deep well boring, a device resembling two long chain links, for connecting a percussion drill to the rod or rope which works it, so that the drill is driven down by impact and is jerked loose when jammed
Origin: [See Ajar.]
In software, JAR is an archive file format typically used to aggregate many Java class files and associated metadata and resources into one file to distribute application software or libraries on the Java platform. JAR files are built on the ZIP file format and have the .jar file extension. Computer users can create or extract JAR files using the jar command that comes with a JDK. They can also use zip tools to do so; however, the order of entries in the zip file headers is important when compressing, as the manifest often needs to be first. Inside jar, file names are unicode text.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jär, v.i. to make a harsh discordant sound: to dash: to quarrel: to be inconsistent.—v.t. to shake:—pr.p. jar′ring; pa.p. jarred.—n. a harsh rattling sound: clash of interests or opinions: discord.—adv. Jar′ringly. [Imit.; cf. jargon.]
jär, n. an earthen or glass bottle with a wide mouth: a measure. [O. Fr. jare—Pers. jarrah.]
jär, n. a turn, used only in the phrase, 'on the jar,' ajar. [See Ajar.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'JAR' in Nouns Frequency: #2950
The numerical value of JAR in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of JAR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Jar Jar is definitely not in the movie.
An unfree mind is just like a windmill inside the bell jar!
I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf.
To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.
Democratic Socialist would eat pig feet out of a jar, coretta would often scold him for picking food out of the pots when she was cooking.
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- nádobka, nádoba, skleniceCzech
- Glas, GefäßGerman
- γυάλα, κανάτα, βάζοGreek
- pote, boteSpanish
- شیشه, بانکهPersian
- ruukku, purkki, tölkkiFinnish
- bocal, potFrench
- croganScottish Gaelic
- bokalHaitian Creole
- üveg, edény, csupor, korsóHungarian
- giara, vaso, tegliaItalian
- つぼ, ジャー, 広口瓶Japanese
- 독, 단지Korean
- jarra, jarroPortuguese
- vas, blid, castronRomanian
- кувши́н, ба́нкаRussian
- žbanja, стакленка, staklenka, ћуп, tegla, ćup, теглаSerbo-Croatian
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