What does jar mean?

Definitions for jardʒɑr

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

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"

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

  12. Origin: [See Ajar.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jar

    jär, v.i. to make a harsh discordant sound: to dash: to quarrel: to be inconsistent.—v.t. to shake:—pr.p. jar′ring; pa.p. jarred.—n. a harsh rattling sound: clash of interests or opinions: discord.—adv. Jar′ringly. [Imit.; cf. jargon.]

  2. Jar

    jär, n. an earthen or glass bottle with a wide mouth: a measure. [O. Fr. jare—Pers. jarrah.]

  3. Jar

    jär, n. a turn, used only in the phrase, 'on the jar,' ajar. [See Ajar.]

Suggested Resources

  1. JAR

    What does JAR stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the JAR acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jar in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kathleen Kennedy:

    Jar Jar is definitely not in the movie.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    An unfree mind is just like a windmill inside the bell jar!

  3. Robert Bloch:

    I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf.

  4. Harlan Miller:

    I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.

  5. Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar:

    To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.

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