Definitions for JARdʒɑr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jardʒɑr(n.)

  1. a broad-mouthed container, usu. cylindrical and of glass or earthenware.

  2. the quantity such a container can hold.

Origin of jar:

1585–95; < MF jarre < OPr jarra < Ar jarrah earthen water vessel

jardʒɑr(v.; n.)jarred, jar•ring

  1. (v.t.)to have a sudden and unpleasant effect on:

    The sudden noise jarred me.

  2. to cause to vibrate or shake:

    The explosion jarred several buildings.

  3. to cause to sound discordantly.

  4. (v.i.)to have a harshly unpleasant or perturbing effect on one's nerves, feelings, etc.

  5. to produce a harsh, grating sound; sound discordantly.

  6. to vibrate or shake; rattle.

  7. to conflict, clash, or disagree.

  8. (n.)a jolt or shake, as from concussion.

  9. a sudden unpleasant effect upon the mind, feelings, or senses; shock.

  10. a harsh sound.

  11. a quarrel or disagreement, esp. a minor one.

Origin of jar:

1520–30; prob. imit.; cf. chirr

jar′ring•ly(adv.)

jardʒɑr(n.)

  1. Archaic. a turn or turning.

Idioms for jar:

  1. on the jar,partly opened; ajar.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of jar:

1665–75; alter. of char3; cf. ajar2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jar(noun)

    a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles

  2. jar, jarful(noun)

    the quantity contained in a jar

    "he drank a jar of beer"

  3. 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"

  4. clash, jar, collide(verb)

    be incompatible; be or come into conflict

    "These colors clash"

  5. jolt, jar(verb)

    move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

  6. jar, shake up, bump around(verb)

    shock physically

    "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"

  7. jar(verb)

    affect in a disagreeable way

    "This play jarred the audience"

  8. jar(verb)

    place in a cylindrical vessel

    "jar the jam"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jar(noun)ʒɑr

    a glass container, especially for storing food

    a jar of jam/salsa; a cookie jar

  2. jar(verb)ʒɑr

    to knock against sth and shake it violently

    Another explosion jarred the room.

  3. jarʒɑr

    to seem not to fit or match a situation in a way that feels unpleasant; = clash

    Her harsh words jarred with the atmosphere in the room.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jar(noun)

    a turn. [Only in phrase.]

  2. Jar(noun)

    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

  3. Jar(noun)

    the measure of what is contained in a jar; as, a jar of oil; a jar of preserves

  4. Jar(verb)

    to give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my ears

  5. Jar(verb)

    to act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute

  6. Jar(verb)

    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

  7. Jar(verb)

    to tick; to beat; to mark or tell off

  8. Jar(noun)

    a rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh sound; a discord; as, the jar of a train; the jar of harsh sounds

  9. Jar(noun)

    clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate; slight disagreement

  10. Jar(noun)

    a regular vibration, as of a pendulum

  11. Jar(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. JAR

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'JAR' in Nouns Frequency: #2950


Translations for JAR

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

jar(verb)

(with on ) to have a harsh and startling effect (on)

Her sharp voice jarred on my ears.

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