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Webster 1913 Edition


Gar

Gar

,
Noun.
[Prob. AS.
gār
dart, spear, lance. The name is applied to the fish on account of its long and slender body and pointed head. Cf.
Goad
,
Gore
,
Verb.
]
(Zool.)
(a)
Any slender marine fish of the genera
Belone
and
Tylosurus
. See
Garfish
.
(b)
The gar pike. See
Alligator gar
(under
Alligator
), and
Gar pike
.
Gar pike
, or
Garpike
(Zool.)
,
a large, elongated ganoid fish of the genus
Lepidosteus
, of several species, inhabiting the lakes and rivers of temperate and tropical America.

Gar

,
Verb.
T.
[Of Scand. origin. See
Gear
,
Noun.
]
To cause; to make.
[Obs. or Scot.]
Spenser.

Webster 1828 Edition


Gar

G`AR

, in Saxon, a dart, a weapon; as in Edgar, or Eadgar, a happy weapon; Ethelgar, noble weapon.

Definition 2022


Gar

Gar

See also: gar, GAR, gár, gär, går, gar-, and ġar

Luxembourgish

Noun

Gar n (plural Garen)

  1. yarn

gar

gar

See also: GAR, gár, gär, går, gar-, ġar, and Gar

English

Noun

gar (plural gars)

  1. (obsolete) spear

Etymology 2

Short for garfish.

Noun

gar (plural gars)

  1. Any of several fish, of the family Lepisosteidae, that have long, narrow jaws; garfish
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English garren, gerren, from Old Norse gera, gerva (Swedish göra, Danish gøre), from Proto-Germanic *garwijaną. Compare yare.

Verb

gar (third-person singular simple present gars, present participle garring, simple past and past participle gart)

  1. (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 [...].

Anagrams


Basque

Noun

gar

  1. blaze

Breton

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːr/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Brythonic *garr, from Proto-Celtic *garros.

Noun

gar f (plural garoù)

  1. leg

Mutation

Etymology 2

Non-lemma forms.

Noun

gar

  1. Soft mutation of kar.

Mutation


German

Etymology

From Old High German garo, from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡaːɐ̯/ (official standard)
  • IPA(key): /ɡaː/ (more common)
  • Rhymes: -aːɐ̯, -aː

Adjective

gar (not comparable)

  1. cooked, done (of food such as meat or vegetables: ready for consumption)

Derived terms

Declension

Adverb

gar

  1. 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.
  2. (Switzerland, Austria) very, really

Derived terms

  • Garaus

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish gar (short; near).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɡaɾˠ]

Adjective

gar (genitive singular masculine gair, genitive singular feminine gaire, plural gara, comparative gaire)

  1. near
  2. (of time) short
  3. (literary) convenient; easy, likely
  4. near, mean, stingy

Declension

Derived terms

  • gar- (near, close; approximate)

Noun

gar m (genitive singular gair, nominative plural garanna)

  1. nearness, proximity
  2. convenience, service; turn, favor

Declension

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gar ghar ngar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • "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.

Lojban

Rafsi

gar

  1. rafsi of garna.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *gaizaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰays- (pointed stick, spear). Cognate with Old Frisian gēr, Old Saxon gēr, Old High German gēr, Old Norse geirr.

Pronunciation

Noun

gār m (nominative plural gāras)

  1. (poetic) spear, arrow

Derived terms

Descendants


Scots

Etymology

From Middle English garren, gerren, from Old Norse gera, gǫrva, gørva (Swedish göra, Danish gøre), from Proto-Germanic *garwijaną. Compare English yare.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡar/, /ɡɛr/

Verb

gar (simple past and past participle gart or gert)

  1. to make (somebody or something do something)
    Whit gars ye say that? ― What makes you say that?

Related terms


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology 1

Pronoun

gar

  1. us (direct object)
    Cò a bhios gar cuideachadh? ― Who will help us?
Usage notes
  • 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.
Related terms

Etymology 2

Verb

gar (past ghar, future garaidh, verbal noun garadh, past participle garte)

  1. warm
    a' garadh an làmhan ris an teine ― warming their hands at the fire
Related terms

Turkish

Etymology

Borrowing from French gare.

Noun

gar (definite accusative garı, plural garlar)

  1. station (railway)

Turkmen

Noun

gar (definite accusative }}}, plural }}})

  1. snow

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡar/

Noun

gar

  1. Soft mutation of car.

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
car gar nghar char
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.