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
I keep a collection of them in a jar specifically for adding to these drinks.Mix your own delicious herbal tea using leftover spices | By Kristy Mucci/Saveur | December 4, 2020 | Popular-Science
He keeps a jar of pictures by his bed and a cast the funeral home made of Christian’s hand.For months, he helped his son keep suicidal thoughts at bay. Then came the pandemic. | William Wan | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
Use your other clean rag to wipe the jar and chain, which should be entirely free of any residue.
Carefully place a flat lid on top of each jar, making sure to line up their edges.
You can repeat this step multiple times if your pot isn’t large enough to process all the jars at once.
Ragab was jarred by the experience of spending the night in jail.Eighty Lashes for Drinking? Egyptian Court Ruling Puts Sharia in the Spotlight | Mike Giglio | April 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The frozen-in-time Facebook page of a friend who recently passed away jarred him into this realization.
The jarred baby foods can be cloyingly sweet or just plain nasty.
The voices of Edna's disbanding guests jarred like a discordant note upon the quiet harmony of the night.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
At this supreme moment his littleness and lack of self-assertion jarred on her mood.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
The contents harped upon the same string which Richie Moniplies had already jarred.The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
Stephen was made of much finer stuff than Bob, but he had not the latter's graceful humor and his curtness jarred.The Girl From Keller's | Harold Bindloss
Now her dreams had vanished and she must grapple with dull realities that jarred her worse than they had done.The Girl From Keller's | Harold Bindloss
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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