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Webster 1913 Edition


Jar

Jar

(jär)
,
Noun.
[See
Ajar
.]
A turn.
[Only in phrase.]
On the jar
,
on the turn, ajar, as a door.

Jar

(jär)
,
Noun.
[F.
jarre
, Sp.
jarra
, from Ar.
jarrah
ewer; cf. Pers.
jarrah
.]
1.
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
.
Dryden.
2.
The measure of what is contained in a jar;
as, a
jar
of oil; a
jar
of preserves.
Bell jar
,
Leyden jar
.
See in the Vocabulary.

Jar

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Jarred
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Jarring
.]
[Cf. OE.
charken
to creak, AS.
cearcian
to gnash, F.
jars
a gander, L.
garrire
to chatter, prate, OHG.
kerran
to chatter, croak, G.
quarren
to grumble, and E.
jargon
,
ajar
.]
1.
To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly;
as, the notes
jarred
on my ears
.
When such strings
jar
, what hope of harmony ?
Shakespeare
A string may
jar
in the best master’s hand.
Roscommon.
2.
To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.
When those renowned noble peers Greece
Through stubborn pride among themselves did
jar
.
Spenser.
For orders and degrees
Jar
not with liberty, but well consist.
Milton.

Jar

,
Verb.
T.
1.
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.
2.
To tick; to beat; to mark or tell off.
[Obs.]
My thoughts are minutes, and with sighs they
jar

Their watches on unto mine eyes.
Shakespeare

Jar

,
Noun.
1.
A rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh sound; a discord;
as, the
jar
of a train; the
jar
of harsh sounds.
2.
Clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate; slight disagreement.
And yet his peace is but continual
jar
.
Spenser.
Cease, cease these
jars
, and rest your minds in peace.
Shakespeare
3.
A regular vibration, as of a pendulum.
I love thee not a
jar
of the clock.
Shakespeare
4.
pl.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Jar

J`AR

,
Verb.
I.
To strike together with a short rattle or tremulous sound; to strike untunably or harshly; to strike discordantly; as a jarring sound.
A string may jar in the best master's hand.
1.
To clash; to interfere; to act in opposition; to be inconsistent.
For orders and degrees
Jar not with liberty, but well consist.
2.
To quarrel; to dispute; to clash in words.
3.
To vibrate regularly; to repeat the same sound.

J`AR

,
Verb.
T.
To shake; to cause to tremble; to cause a short tremulous motion in a thing.

J`AR

,
Noun.
A rattling vibration of sound; a shake; as a trembling jar.
1.
A harsh sound; discord.
2.
Clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate.
And yet his peace is but continual jar.
3.
The state of a door half open, or ready to move and strike the post.
4.
Repetition of the noise made by the pendulum of a clock.

J`AR

,
Noun.
A vessel with a large belly and broad mouth, made of earth or glass; as a jar of honey.
We say, an electrical battery of nine jars.
1.
A certain measure; as a jar of oil.

Definition 2022


Jar

Jar

See also: jar, JAR, jár, and jär

German

Noun

Jar n (genitive Jares or Jars, plural Jare or Jar, diminutive Järchen n)

  1. Obsolete spelling of Jahr

Declension

jar

jar

See also: JAR, Jar, jár, and jär

English

Noun

jar (plural jars)

  1. A small, approximately cylindrical container, normally made of glass or clay, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes.
Synonyms
Hyponyms
Derived terms
Related terms
  • jorum (possibly related)
Translations

Etymology 2

Unknown; perhaps imitative.

Noun

jar (plural jars)

  1. A shake.
  2. A sense of alarm or dismay.
  3. (now rare) Discord, contention; quarrelling.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.ii:
      He maketh warre, he maketh peace againe, / And yet his peace is but continuall iarre [...].
    • 1612, John Smith, Proceedings, in Kupperman 1988, page 122:
      To redresse those jarres and ill proceedings, the Councell in England altered the governement and devolved the authoritie to the Lord De-la-ware.
Synonyms
  • (knock sharply): jolt
Derived terms

Verb

jar (third-person singular simple present jars, present participle jarring, simple past and past participle jarred)

  1. (transitive) To knock or strike sharply.
    He hit it with a hammer, hoping he could jar it loose.
  2. (transitive) To shock or surprise.
    I think the accident jarred him, as he hasn't gotten back in a car since.
  3. (of the form, style, appearance, etc. of people and things) To look strangely different; to stand out awkwardly from its surroundings; to be incongruent.
  4. To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly.
    The notes jarred on my ears.
    • Shakespeare:
      When such strings jar, what hope of harmony?
    • Roscommon:
      A string may jar in the best master's hand.
  5. To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.
    • Spenser:
      When those renowned noble peers Greece / Through stubborn pride among themselves did jar.
    • Milton:
      For orders and degrees / Jar not with liberty, but well consist.

Translations

Anagrams


Lojban

Rafsi

jar

  1. rafsi of jdari.

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jērą, from Proto-Germanic *yōr-, from *yeh₁r-.

Noun

jār n

  1. year

Descendants


Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jērą, from Proto-Indo-European *yōr-, from *yeh₁r-. Compare Old Saxon, Old Dutch jār, and Old English ġēar, Old Norse ár, Gothic 𐌾𐌴𐍂 (jēr).

Noun

jār n

  1. year

Descendants


Old Saxon

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *jērą, whence also Old English ġēar, Old Frisian jēr, Old High German and Old Dutch jār, Old Norse ár. Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *yōr-, from *yeh₁r-.

Noun

jār n

  1. year

Declension


Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jar/

Noun

jar m inan

  1. (geography) ravine, canyon
  2. (archaic) spring (season)

Declension


Romanian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *žarъ.

Noun

jar n (plural jaruri)

  1. burning coals
  2. intense heat, fire, glow

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • jariște

See also


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *jarъ, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂ros, from *yeh₁r-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jâːr/

Noun

jȃr m (Cyrillic spelling јар)

  1. (archaic, Croatia) spring
  2. swelter, intense heat (also figuratively)

Quotations

  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:jar.

Slovak

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *jarъ, from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₂ros, from *yeh₁r-. Cognate with Serbo-Croatian јар/jar, dialectal Bulgarian and Russian яра (jara). Non-Slavic cognates include Gothic 𐌾𐌴𐍂 (jēr, year).

Noun

jar f (genitive singular jari, nominative plural jari)

  1. spring (season)

Declension

See also

  • (seasons) ročné obdobie; jar, jeseň, leto, zima (Category: sk:Seasons)

Somali

Verb

jar

  1. to cut

Tz'utujil

Alternative forms

Article

jar

  1. the