Definitions for ajarəˈdʒɑr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•jarəˈdʒɑr(adj.; adv.)

  1. neither entirely open nor entirely shut; partly open.

Origin of ajar:

1350–1400; ME on char on the turn; see a -1, char3

a•jarəˈdʒɑr(adv.; adj.)

  1. in contradiction to; at variance with:

    a story ajar with the facts.

Origin of ajar:

1545–55; for at jar at discord; cf. jar3 (n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ajar(p)(adj)

    slightly open

    "the door was ajar"

Wiktionary

  1. ajar(Verb)

    To turn or open slightly; to become ajar or to cause to become ajar; to be or to hang ajar.

  2. ajar(Verb)

    To show variance or contradiction with something; to be or cause to be askew.

  3. ajar(Adverb)

    Slightly turned or opened.

    The door was standing ajar.

  4. ajar(Adverb)

    Being at variance or in contradiction to something.

  5. ajar(Adjective)

    Slightly turned or opened.

    The door was standing ajar.

  6. Ajar(Noun)

    A member of an ethnographic group of Georgians.

  7. Origin: From ajar, , from on + char, from cierr, from cierran, equivalent to . Akin to akerre, kehren. See char.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ajar(adverb)

    slightly turned or opened; as, the door was standing ajar

  2. Ajar(adverb)

    in a state of discord; out of harmony; as, he is ajar with the world


Translations for ajar

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ajar(adjective)

partly open

The door was ajar when I returned.

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