What does gar mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gar, garfish, garpike, billfish, Lepisosteus osseus(noun)

    primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth

  2. needlefish, gar, billfish(noun)

    elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gar

    any slender marine fish of the genera Belone and Tylosurus. See Garfish

  2. Gar

    the gar pike. See Alligator gar (under Alligator), and Gar pike

  3. Gar(noun)

    to cause; to make

  4. Origin: [Prob. AS. gr dart, spear, lance. The name is applied to the fish on account of its long and slender body and pointed head. Cf. Goad, Gore, v.]


  1. Gar

    In American English, the name gar is strictly applied to members of the Lepisosteidae, a family including seven living species of fish in two genera that inhabit fresh, brackish, and occasionally marine, waters of eastern North America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gar

    gär, Garfish, gär′fish, n. a long slender fish of the pike family, with a pointed head. [A.S. gár, a dart.]

  2. Gar

    gär, v.t. (Scot.) to cause, to compel. [Norse ger(v)a, to make (A.S. gierwan, giarwian), Sw. göra, Dan. gjöre; cf. Yare.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gar in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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