What does collar mean?
Definitions for collar
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word collar.
a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
(zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
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"
a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part
collar, shoe collarnoun
the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot
a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it
choker, collar, dog collar, neckbandnoun
necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck
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"
apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custodyverb
the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
"the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, copverb
take into custody
"the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
seize by the neck or collar
furnish with a collar
"collar the dog"
To put a collar on.3. to arrest, as a wanted criminal. Same as put the collar on.
The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket...) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric.
A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline
A chain worn around the neck
A similar detachable item
Anything that encircles the neck.
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.
A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.
Any encircling device or structure.
A nylon collar kept the bolt from damaging the surface underneath.
Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.
To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
To place a collar on, to fit with one.
Collar and leash agressive dogs.
To seize, capture or detain.
To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
To bind in conversation.
I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.
A physical device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever.
Etymology: From coler, from coler (Modern French collier, col), from collare, from collum. Cognate with, heals. More at halse.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: collare, Latin.
That’s nothing, says the dog, but the fretting of my collar: nay, says the wolf, if there be a collar in the case, I know better things than to sell my liberty. Roger L'Estrange, Fab. 68.
Ten brace and more of greyhounds,
With golden muzzles all their mouths were bound,
And collars of the same their neck surround. John Dryden, Fab.
Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners legs,
The traces of the smallest spider’s web,
The collars of the moonshine’s watry beams. William Shakespeare.
When as the ape him heard so much to talk
Of labour, that did from his liking baulk,
He would have slipt the collar handsomely. Hubberd’s Tale.
Etymology: from the 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
a ring or cincture
a collar beam
the neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem
an ornament worn round the neck by knights, having on it devices to designate their rank or order
a ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with esophagus
a colored ring round the neck of a bird or mammal
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
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
a curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft
to seize by the collar
to put a collar on
Etymology: [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.]
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
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. collāre—collum, the neck.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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.
in general any structure between the head and thorax: specifically, in Hymenoptera, the neck; in Diptera, may mean the neck, the sclerites attached to the thorax, the thorax itself, or its processes (ante furca): in Coleoptera, is the narrowed thorax; in Lepidoptera, applied to the sclerites attached to the thorax and which shield the neck.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Collar is ranked #16171 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Collar surname appeared 1,787 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Collar.
86% or 1,538 total occurrences were White.
8.7% or 157 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
3.6% or 65 total occurrences were Black.
1% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'collar' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4740
Rank popularity for the word 'collar' in Nouns Frequency: #2161
The numerical value of collar in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of collar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of collar in a Sentence
I don't come from a family dynasty, but a working family. I grew up blue-collar, not blue blood.
It’s a blue-collar immigrant city where two years ago, 80 percent of the students in our school system qualified for free or reduced lunch, our unemployment rate runs about 50 percent above the statewide average historically, and we’re a majority-minority city.
Today, the news is fresh and society's anger and disgust is at a high, over the course of the next several months, after tempers cool, I expect that the public will view this case more analytically than emotionally, and realize that a federal state prison sentence on a first-time white-collar offense, under these facts, with these parents, might be a bit too punitive.
They are handpicked, it is a great honour for them. It is a white-collar job there and people have fantasies about it.
At the time, we thought it was ok, we got all of the publicity and we called it a win, because we were outspent by so much. But looking back on it, we didn't realize it at the time what comes along with a win in Iowa such as the cover Newsweek, the cover of Time, all of the major publications would have pronounced Rick Santorum as the blue collar conservative and winner of Iowa.
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Translations for collar
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- яға, яҡаBashkir
- нашийник, огърлица, я́ка, хомотBulgarian
- collar, collera, jou, collCatalan, Valencian
- límec, obojekCzech
- Kragen, Halskette, Halsband, RingGerman
- 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
- coilearScottish Gaelic
- קולר, צווארוןHebrew
- 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
- ovratnik, ovratnicaSlovene
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