Definitions for: Jar

[n] a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
[n] a sudden impact; "the door closed with a jolt"
[n] the quantity contained in a jar; "he drank a jar of beer"
[v] place in a jar
[v] affect in a disagreeable way; "This play jarred the audience"
[v] move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
[v] shock physically; "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"
[v] be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash"

Webster (1913) Definition: Jar, n. [See Ajar.]
A turn. [Only in phrase.]

On the jar, on the turn, ajar, as a door.

Jar, n. [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, v. 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,
1. To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to
sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my

When such strings jar, what hope of harmony ?

A string may jar in the best master's hand.

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, v. 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. --Shak.

Jar, n.
1. A rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh
sound; a discord; as, the jar of a train; the jar of harsh

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. --Shak.

3. A regular vibration, as of a pendulum.

I love thee not a jar of the clock. --Shak.

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.

Synonyms: bump around, clash, collide, jarful, jolt, jolt, jounce, shake up

See Also: affect, amphora, beaker, blow, bump, canopic jar, canopic vase, conflict, containerful, cookie jar, cooky jar, crock, cruse, displace, earthenware jar, impress, jamjar, jampot, lay, lid, Mason jar, mouth, move, move, place, pose, position, put, set, strike, vase, vessel

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