verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Metalworking. (of a piece being rolled) to wrap itself around a roller.

Nearby words

  1. collapsar,
  2. collapse,
  3. collapse of communism,
  4. collapse therapy,
  5. collapsible,
  6. collar button,
  7. collar cell,
  8. collar rot,
  9. collar-button abscess,
  10. collarbone


    hot under the collar, Informal. angry; excited; upset.

Origin of collar

1250–1300; Middle English coler < Anglo-French; Old French colier < Latin collāre neckband, collar, equivalent to coll(um) neck + -āre, neuter (as noun) of -āris -ar1; spelling later conformed to Latin (cf. -ar2)

Related formscol·lar·less, adjectiveun·col·lar, verb (used with object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for collar

British Dictionary definitions for collar



the part of a garment around the neck and shoulders, often detachable or folded over
any band, necklace, garland, etc, encircling the necka collar of flowers
a band or chain of leather, rope, or metal placed around an animal's neck to restrain, harness, or identify it
biology a marking or structure resembling a collar, such as that found around the necks of some birds or at the junction of a stem and a root
a section of a shaft or rod having a locally increased diameter to provide a bearing seat or a locating ring
a cut of meat, esp bacon, taken from around the neck of an animal
hot under the collar informal aroused with anger, annoyance, etc

verb (tr)

to put a collar on; furnish with a collar
to seize by the collar
informal to seize; arrest; detain

Word Origin for collar

C13: from Latin collāre neckband, neck chain, collar, from collum neck

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Word Origin and History for collar
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Idioms and Phrases with collar


see hot under the collar.

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