a broad-mouthed container, usually cylindrical and of glass or earthenware: a cookie jar.
the quantity such a container can or does hold.
- jarless, adjective
Other definitions for jar (2 of 3)
to have a harshly unpleasant or perturbing effect on one's nerves, feelings, thoughts, etc.: The sound of the alarm jarred.
to produce a harsh, grating sound; sound discordantly.
to vibrate audibly; rattle: The window jarred in the frame.
to vibrate or shake.
to conflict, clash, or disagree.
to cause to rattle or shake.
to have a sudden and unpleasant effect upon (the feelings, nerves, etc.): The burglary violently jarred their sense of security.
to cause to sound harshly or discordantly.
a jolt or shake; a vibrating movement, as from concussion.
a sudden unpleasant effect upon the mind or feelings; shock.
a harsh, grating sound.
a discordant sound or combination of sounds.
a quarrel or disagreement, especially a minor one.
- un·jarred, adjective
How to use jar in a sentence
That included jars at the Natural History Museum in London, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in the US, and the Bombay Natural History Society in India.What hundreds of pickled frog carcasses can tell us about their enormous eyes | María Paula Rubiano A. | October 1, 2020 | Popular-Science
All the jar parts including the lid are dishwasher safe, and the manufacturer backs it up with a two-year warranty.
I have a jar of browning sauce now, and I’ve bought as many of the hot sauces I remember seeing on the tables at Top Taste as I can find.Until I Can Go Back to My Favorite Restaurant, This Jerk Paste Is the Next Best Thing | Elazar Sontag | September 25, 2020 | Eater
What’s missing is something only a restaurant like Top Taste can provide, that can’t be found in a jar of seasoning.Until I Can Go Back to My Favorite Restaurant, This Jerk Paste Is the Next Best Thing | Elazar Sontag | September 25, 2020 | Eater
When I showed up at Starship Agarikon, I found Stamets sitting on the deck fiddling around with a mason jar and a blue plastic dish.The Fungal Evangelist Who Would Save the Bees - Issue 90: Something Green | Merlin Sheldrake | September 23, 2020 | Nautilus
However, as she feared, The Bell jar appeared to indifferent notices and the launch—which Ted attended—was rather low-key.
“Intercourse felt, often, like shoving a loofah into a mason jar,” she writes, for example.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ | Kevin Fallon | September 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Goodness knows I paid my share into the office “cursing jar” when I worked for her.
[Laughs] I am definitely NOT playing anything like jar jar Binks!Motion Capture Maestro Andy Serkis on ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and Revolutionizing Cinema | Marlow Stern | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On it are balanced a plate of eggs and toast, an open quart jar of grape jelly, and a beer mug full to the brim with orange juice.
But the jar threw my six-shooter where I couldn't reach it, and the carbine was jammed in the stirrup-leather on the wrong side.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
I dunno's I'd know when t' jar loose m'self, if I knowed her an' she didn't object t' me hangin' around.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
That rare and curious being called I is more fragile than any porcelain jar.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
We can fill glass after glass of steaming punch, until the jar in the cupboard is empty.The Whale and the Grasshopper | Seumas O'Brien
This affords the maximum of riding comfort by the elimination of all jar and jolt occasioned by an uneven roadway.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
British Dictionary definitions for jar (1 of 3)
a wide-mouthed container that is usually cylindrical, made of glass or earthenware, and without handles
Also: jarful the contents or quantity contained in a jar
British informal a glass of alcoholic drink, esp beer: to have a jar with someone
obsolete a measure of electrical capacitance
British Dictionary definitions for jar (2 of 3)
to vibrate or cause to vibrate
to make or cause to make a harsh discordant sound
(often foll by on) to have a disturbing or painful effect (on the nerves, mind, etc)
(intr) to disagree; clash
a jolt or shock
a harsh discordant sound
- jarring, adjective
- jarringly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for jar (3 of 3)
on a jar or on the jar (of a door) slightly open; ajar
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