What does collar mean?

Definitions for collar
ˈkɒl ərcol·lar

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word collar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. collar, neckband(noun)

    a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over

  2. collar(noun)

    (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal

  3. collar(noun)

    anything worn or placed about the neck

    "the thief was forced to wear a heavy wooden collar"; "a collar of flowers was placed about the neck of the winning horse"

  4. collar(noun)

    a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part

  5. collar, shoe collar(noun)

    the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot

  6. collar(noun)

    a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it

  7. choker, collar, dog collar, neckband(noun)

    necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck

  8. collar, leash(noun)

    a figurative restraint

    "asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market"; "kept a tight leash on his emotions"; "he's always gotten a long leash"

  9. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody(verb)

    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

    "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

  10. collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, cop(verb)

    take into custody

    "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

  11. collar(verb)

    seize by the neck or collar

  12. collar(verb)

    furnish with a collar

    "collar the dog"


  1. Collar(v. t.)

    To put a collar on.3. to arrest, as a wanted criminal. Same as put the collar on.


  1. collar(Noun)

    The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket...) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric.

  2. collar(Noun)

    A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline

  3. collar(Noun)

    A chain worn around the neck

  4. collar(Noun)

    A similar detachable item

  5. collar(Noun)

    Anything that encircles the neck.

  6. collar(Noun)

    A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identifie it.

    Make sure your dog has a collar holding an identification tag.

  7. collar(Noun)

    A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.

  8. collar(Noun)

    Any encircling device or structure.

    A nylon collar kept the bolt from damaging the surface underneath.

  9. collar(Noun)

    Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.

  10. collar(Verb)

    To grab or seize by the collar or neck.

  11. collar(Verb)

    To place a collar on, to fit with one.

    Collar and leash agressive dogs.

  12. collar(Verb)

    To seize, capture or detain.

  13. collar(Verb)

    To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.

  14. collar(Verb)

    To arrest.

  15. collar(Verb)

    To bind in conversation.

    I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.

  16. collar(Noun)

    A physical device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever.

  17. Origin: From coler, from coler (Modern French collier, col), from collare, from collum. Cognate with , heals. More at halse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Collar(noun)

    something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint, or identification; as, the collar of a coat; a lady's collar; the collar of a dog

  2. Collar(noun)

    a ring or cincture

  3. Collar(noun)

    a collar beam

  4. Collar(noun)

    the neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem

  5. Collar(noun)

    an ornament worn round the neck by knights, having on it devices to designate their rank or order

  6. Collar(noun)

    a ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with esophagus

  7. Collar(noun)

    a colored ring round the neck of a bird or mammal

  8. Collar(noun)

    a ring or round flange upon, surrounding, or against an object, and used for restraining motion within given limits, or for holding something to its place, or for hiding an opening around an object; as, a collar on a shaft, used to prevent endwise motion of the shaft; a collar surrounding a stovepipe at the place where it enters a wall. The flanges of a piston and the gland of a stuffing box are sometimes called collars

  9. Collar(noun)

    an eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured

  10. Collar(noun)

    a curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft

  11. Collar(verb)

    to seize by the collar

  12. Collar(verb)

    to put a collar on

  13. Origin: [OE. coler, coller, OF. colier, F. collier, necklace, collar, fr. OF. col neck, F. cou, fr. L. collum; akin to AS. heals, G. & Goth. hals. Cf. Hals, n.]


  1. Collar

    In clothing, a collar is the part of a shirt, dress, coat or blouse that fastens around or frames the neck. Among clothing construction professionals, a collar is differentiated from other necklines such as revers and lapels, by being made from a separate piece of fabric, rather than a folded or cut part of the same piece of fabric used for the main body of the garment. A collar may be permanently attached to the main body of the garment or detachable.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Collar

    kol′ar, n. something worn round the neck: the part of a garment at the neck: a band round a dog's neck: that part of a horse's harness worn round the neck, to which the traces are attached: a ring: a band.—v.t. to seize by the collar: to put a collar on: to capture.—ns. Coll′ar-beam, a horizontal piece of timber connecting or bracing two opposite rafters, to prevent sagging; Coll′ar-bone, in man and most mammals the only bone directly connecting the upper extremity with the skeleton of the trunk.—p.adj. Coll′ared, having, or ornamented with, a collar: rolled up and bound with a string, as a piece of meat having the bones removed: captured.—ns. Coll′arette, a small collar; Coll′ar-work, hard work against the collar: drudgery. [O. Fr. colier—L. collārecollum, the neck.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. collar

    An eye in the end or bight of a shroud or stay, to go over the mast-head. The upper part of a stay. Also, a rope formed into a wreath, with a heart or dead-eye seized in the bight, to which the stay is confined at the lower part. Also, the neck of a bolt.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collar' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4740

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'collar' in Nouns Frequency: #2161

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collar in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of collar in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    He who believes in the fate accepts the collar in his neck!

  2. Ric Gillespie:

    Her hair's shorter than that. It's not down on her collar. It's shorter.

  3. Mike Huckabee:

    I don't come from a family dynasty, but a working family. I grew up blue-collar, not blue blood.

  4. Lpez Obrador:

    We are giving the almost the same weight to [fighting]white-collar crime, as we do to drug cartels.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    The truth is, the hubbub was I got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked.

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Translations for collar

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  • ياقةArabic
  • яға, яҡаBashkir
  • нашийник, огърлица, я́ка, хомотBulgarian
  • collar, collera, jou, collCatalan, Valencian
  • límec, obojekCzech
  • Kragen, Halskette, Halsband, RingGerman
  • kolumoEsperanto
  • yugo, cuello, collarSpanish
  • kaelarihm, kraest haarama, kinni nabima, kaelus, kraeEstonian
  • گریبان, یقهPersian
  • kaulailla, kaulaketju, dominoida, pannoittaa, puhua, längittää, kaulus, kaulain, panta, länget, irtokaulus, kaulapanta, kauluri, sitoa, ottaa kiinni, kiinni, hallitaFinnish
  • collier, colFrench
  • bónaIrish
  • coilearScottish Gaelic
  • קולר, צווארוןHebrew
  • gallérHungarian
  • օձիք, մանյակArmenian
  • bavera, anello, collo, fascetta, collare, bavero, collettoItalian
  • 襟, 首輪, カラーJapanese
  • kara, karakakīMāori
  • кра́гна, о́брач, околувра́тник, о́главник, огла́вува, при́тега, ја́каMacedonian
  • kolar, relang, dabaMalay
  • nekriem, halsketen, gareel, halsketting, gordel, rand, vatten, halsband, ring, grijpen, halsboord, boord, kraagDutch
  • obroża, kołnierzPolish
  • coleira, colar, deter, colarinho, anel, golaPortuguese
  • хому́т, воротни́к, о́бруч, во́рот, оше́йникRussian
  • ovratnica, vratnik, овратник, овратница, оковратник, ogrljak, огрљак, kragna, ogrlina, ovratnik, ovratlina, огрлина, okovratnik, овратлинаSerbo-Croatian
  • golierSlovak
  • ovratnik, ovratnicaSlovene
  • krageSwedish
  • yakaTurkish

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