- the part of a shirt, coat, dress, blouse, etc., that encompasses the neckline of the garment and is sewn permanently to it, often so as to fold or roll over.
- a similar but separate, detachable article of clothing worn around the neck or at the neckline of a garment.Compare clerical collar.
- anything worn or placed around the neck.
- a leather or metal band or a chain, fastened around the neck of an animal, used especially as a means of restraint or identification.
- the part of the harness that fits across the withers and over the shoulders of a draft animal, designed to distribute the pressure of the load drawn.
- an ornamental necklace worn as insignia of an order of knighthood.
- a narrow strip of leather or other material stitched around the top of a shoe as reinforcement or trimming.
- Zoology. any of various collarlike markings or structures around the neck; torque.
- a raised area of metal for reinforcing a weld.
- a raised rim at the end of a roll in a rolling mill to check lateral expansion of the metal being rolled.
- Machinery. a short ring formed on or fastened over a rod or shaft as a locating or holding part.
- (in iron or steel construction) a rigid frame for maintaining the form of an opening.
- the upper rim of a borehole, shot hole, or mine shaft.
- Also called bracelet. a narrow horizontal molding encircling the top or bottom of a furniture leg.
- Glassmaking. merese.
- an arrest; capture.
- a person placed under arrest.
- to put a collar on; furnish with a collar: They finally succeeded in collaring the unwilling dog.
- to seize by the collar or neck: We collared the little fellow and brought him, struggling all the while, into the house.
- to detain (someone anxious to leave) in conversation: The reporters collared the witness for an hour.
- to lay hold of, seize, or take.
- Informal. to place under arrest.
- to roll up and bind (meat, fish, etc.) for cooking.
- Metalworking. (of a piece being rolled) to wrap itself around a roller.
- hot under the collar, Informal. angry; excited; upset.
Origin of collar
Related Words for collaredchoker, torque, frill, fraise, jabot, fichu, ruff, dicky, neckband, Vandyke, nab, cop, secure, capture, seize, tree, nail, arrest, appropriate, take
Examples from the Web for collared
Contemporary Examples of collared
That also appears to explain why Matthew was not collared in the Christopher Newport case.The Math That Keeps Helping College Rapists
October 3, 2014
Collared dresses resembled prep school outfits from centuries past, while velvet dresses screamed royal offspring.Valentino, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week
March 4, 2014
Resnick would later describe this as a “10-foot tall moment” and add that he would feel even better when the killer was collared.Baby Hope Killer Confesses After 22 Years
October 13, 2013
He wore pressed slacks and a collared shirt, and his hair was cut in a smart fade.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals
July 28, 2013
A police spokesman suggested it was likely the work of the same two who were collared on Wednesday.Janesville, Wisconsin, Paul Ryan’s Hometown, Plagued by Grease Thieves
October 11, 2012
Historical Examples of collared
Frequently they run like the Collared Lizard, on the hind feet.Pathfinder
You were as good as done for when he collared you and hauled you out.Tom, Dick and Harry
Talbot Baines Reed
At that moment the porter rushed in, and collared the Mexican.Frontier Boys in Frisco
It's galleys for life if he's collared, and he knows it well enough.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks
I would have got a third only that they collared me from behind.Our Casualty And Other Stories
James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
- 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
- to put a collar on; furnish with a collar
- to seize by the collar
- informal to seize; arrest; detain
Word Origin for collar
c.1300, "neck armor, gorget," from Old French coler "neck, collar" (12c., Modern French collier), from Latin collare "necklace, band or chain for the neck," from collum "the neck," from PIE *kwol-o- "neck" (cf. Old Norse and Middle Dutch hals "neck"), literally "that on which the head turns," from root *kwel- "move round, turn about" (see cycle (n.)). Late 14c. as "border at the neck of a garment."
1550s, "to grab (someone) by the collar or neck," from collar (n.). Meaning "to capture" is attested from 1610s. Related: Collared; collaring. As a past participle adjective, collared "wearing a collar" is from late 14c.
see hot under the collar.