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.
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.
Idioms about collar
hot under the collar, Informal. angry; excited; upset.
- col·lar·less, adjective
- un·col·lar, verb (used with object)
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How to use collar in a sentence
It doesn’t have an outwardly fuzzy appearance, but once the collar is popped and fully snuggled around my neck, I’m in a cocoon of warm, polyester coziness.
The new collar can generate critical data and equip park rangers with better data to make urgent life-saving decisions about protecting their territories.Can artificial intelligence give elephants a winning edge? | Walter Thompson | November 20, 2020 | TechCrunch
The words “Team, Effort, Tradition” will be stitched in cursive inside the jersey collars.Washington Football Team will wear throwback uniforms for first time since name change | Jake Russell | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
The brand has since expanded to offer basic and patterned leashes and collars, the latter optimized for carrying a Whistle device.
I don’t think I’ve worn a shirt with a collar since early March, when we started working from home.
That also appears to explain why Matthew was not collared in the Christopher Newport case.
The pastel outdoor furnishings look like leftovers from a closed nursery school, while inside collared shirts seem overdressed.Adventures in Miami’s Coolest South Beach Alternative | The Daily Beast | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Collared dresses resembled prep school outfits from centuries past, while velvet dresses screamed royal offspring.Valentino, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week | Liza Foreman | March 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Resnick would later describe this as a “10-foot tall moment” and add that he would feel even better when the killer was collared.
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 | Matthew Wolfe | July 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pteroglossus torquatus erythrozonus Ridgway: Collared Aracari.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula | Erwin E. Klaas
He was wearing a long collared silk shirt and an expensive cravat and an expensive silk lounging robe.
My mother collared one of the photos, of course; the other is stuck up on my wall as the chief of our sept.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
After the Leithcourts left it was like pandemonium let loose; the guests collared everything they could lay their hands upon!The Czar's Spy | William Le Queux
And then the door opened and Griselda came suddenly in, wrapped in a big fur-collared velvet cloak.Happy House | Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
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 neck: a 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with collar
see hot under the collar.
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