gar (plural gars)
- (obsolete) spear
Short for garfish.
gar (plural gars)
- Any of several fish, of the family Lepisosteidae, that have long, narrow jaws; garfish
From Middle English garren, gerren, from Old Norse gera, gerva (Swedish göra, Danish gøre), from Proto-Germanic *garwijaną. Compare yare.
gar (third-person singular simple present gars, present participle garring, simple past and past participle gart)
- (now chiefly Britain dialectal) To make, cause (someone to do something); to cause (something to be done). [14th-19th c.]
- 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XX:
- I shall firste begyn at Sandwyche, and there I shall go in my shearte, barefoote, and at every ten myles ende I shall founde and gar make an house of religious, of what order that ye woll assygne me [...].
- 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 15:
- Time gars me tremble. Ah, how sore the baulk! / While Time in pride of strength cloth ever stalk [...].
From Proto-Brythonic *garr, from Proto-Celtic *garros.
gar f (plural garoù)
- Soft mutation of kar.
From Old High German garo, from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.
- IPA(key): /ɡaːɐ̯/ (official standard)
- IPA(key): /ɡaː/ (more common)
- Rhymes: -aːɐ̯, -aː
gar (not comparable)
- cooked, done (of food such as meat or vegetables: ready for consumption)
- at all
- 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 25/2010, page 80:
- Ein Verbot sollte es nach Ansicht vieler Ökonomen auch für die sogenannten Leerverkäufe geben. Banken verkaufen dabei Aktien oder Währungen, die sie noch gar nicht besitzen oder allenfalls geliehen haben.
- In the opinion of many economists there should also exist a prohibition for the so-called short sales. In these banks sell shares or currencies that they do not own at all yet or have borrowed at best.
- (Switzerland, Austria) very, really
From Old Irish gar (“short; near”).
gar (genitive singular masculine gair, genitive singular feminine gaire, plural gara, comparative gaire)
- (of time) short
- (literary) convenient; easy, likely
- near, mean, stingy
Declension of gar
|| Plural (m/f)
|| (strong noun)
|| (weak noun)
¹ This form is lenited after a noun if possible.
² This form is lenited if possible when the preceding noun is lenited and governed by the definite article.
³ This form is lenited if possible when the preceding noun ends in a slender consonant.
- gar- (“near, close; approximate”)
gar m (genitive singular gair, nominative plural garanna)
- nearness, proximity
- convenience, service; turn, favor
| Irish mutation|
| Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every|
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- "gar" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
- “1 gar” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
- us (direct object)
- Cò a bhios gar cuideachadh? ― Who will help us?
- Adds the prefix n- to the following word if it begins with a vowel:
- Cha robh i gar n-ainmeachadh. ― She didn't mention us.
gar (past ghar, future garaidh, verbal noun garadh, past participle garte)
- a' garadh an làmhan ris an teine ― warming their hands at the fire
Borrowing from French gare.
gar (definite accusative garı, plural garlar)
- station (railway)
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- Soft mutation of car.