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Webster 1913 Edition


Ajar

A-jar′

,
adv.
[OE.
on char
ajar, on the turn; AS.
cerr
,
cyrr
, turn, akin to G.
kehren
to turn, and to D.
akerre
. See
Char
.]
Slightly turned or opened;
as, the door was standing
ajar
.

A-jar′

,
adv.
[Pref.
a-
+
jar
.]
In a state of discord; out of harmony;
as, he is
ajar
with the world
.

Definition 2021


Ajar

Ajar

See also: ajar

English

Noun

Ajar (plural Ajars)

  1. A member of an ethnographic group of Georgians.
    • 1995, Timothy J. Colton, Robert C. Tucker, Patterns in Post-Soviet Leadership,
      The Ajars are Muslim Georgians and have their own autonomous republic within Georgia, but Georgians insist that there are no important distinctions between Ajars and Georgians and in 1979 did not include a separate census category for ...
    • 1998, James Minahan, Miniature Empires: A Historical Dictionary of the Newly Independent States,
      During World War II Stalin drew up a plan for the deportation of the Muslim Ajars, but the plan was postponed and finally abandoned at his death in 1953.
    • 2004, Tadeusz Swietochowski, Russian Azerbaijan, 1905-1920: The Shaping of a National Identity in a Muslim Community,
      Of these, the Georgian Ajars were the most eager to rise up against Russia, but the Ottomans also hoped for revolts in Daghestan and Azerbaijan upon entry of their troops.

Translations

ajar

ajar

See also: Ajar

English

Adverb

ajar (not comparable)

  1. Slightly turned or opened.
    The door was standing ajar.
Translations

Adjective

ajar (comparative more ajar, superlative most ajar)

  1. Slightly turned or opened.
    The door is ajar.
    When is a door not a door? When it is ajar.
Translations

Verb

ajar (third-person singular simple present ajars, present participle ajarring, simple past and past participle ajarred)

  1. (rare, perhaps nonstandard) To turn or open slightly; to become ajar or to cause to become ajar; to be or to hang ajar.
    • 1970, John H. Evans, Mercer County law journal, Volume 10,
      A plainclothes detective knocked on a slightly ajarred door.
    • 1977, Bill Reed, Dogod,
      Yes, and the door also lops off stairs leading to a landing on whose landing is another door on whose hinges much of this story ajars, if it hasn't jarred too much already.
    • 2007, Loki, Shard of the Ancient,
      Just as the gates fully ajarred themselves, the Lamborghini soared through them, and out into the freedom of the poorly defined road.

Etymology 2

a- (in, at) + jar (discord, disagreement)

Adverb

ajar (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Out of harmony.
  2. Being at variance or in contradiction to something.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.14:
      There is a sort of unexpressed concern, / A kind of shock that sets one's heart ajar [...].
Translations

Verb

ajar (third-person singular simple present ajars, present participle ajarring, simple past and past participle ajarred)

  1. (rare, perhaps nonstandard) To show variance or contradiction with something; to be or cause to be askew.
    • 1907, The English Illustrated Magazine, Volume 36,
      It clean deafened the two of us, and set all the crockery ware ajarring ; and when the neighbours heard it they came running into the street to see who was getting hurt.
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Anagrams


Indonesian

Verb

ajar (used in the form mengajar)

  1. to teach

Derived terms


Spanish

Etymology

From obsolete ahajar, from Old Spanish haja.

Verb

ajar (first-person singular present ajo, first-person singular preterite ajé, past participle ajado)

  1. (transitive and reflexive) to fade, wither

Conjugation