Meaning of COLLAR in English

COLLAR

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a coat collar

He turned up his coat collar.

collar stud

dog collar

flea collar

wing collar

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

However, Gav's biggest collar is just around the corner.

Julia turned the big collar of her fur coat up round her face and David took her arm.

Half turning to adjust the big collar , her cheek brushed the back of his hand.

When big round collars came in these were worn outside the neck.

clerical

Opening the door a crack she saw a man in a clerical collar and a woman beside him.

He certainly could not do it in a jacket, trousers, and shirt with a clerical collar .

So the majority wore clerical collars and the ones who did not knew what they were doing.

I noticed that he wore one of his own clerical collars round his neck.

Otherwise, a dark suit, clerical collar , dark hat, raincoat, and they can give me a Military Cross.

high

His dark hair had been trimmed and lay tidily against the high collar of the grey, swallow-tailed suit jacket.

She was wearing a deep purple traveling dress with a high collar .

But comfort is vital - so avoid very tight waistbands, very high collars or shoes which pinch.

A beautiful pale-auburn fox down to your ankles, with a high collar to turn up.

It was blue with a high red collar and I thought it cheap-looking and ugly.

He was dressed in a Victorian morning suit, high starched collar , watered-silk cravat.

The small detachable hood is fixed on to a high neck collar with press studs and the drawcord pulls in tight.

The high collar is good for protecting your neck from draughts.

hot

The other customers were almost as hot under the collar as Phyllis, but for very different reasons!

But they get hot under the collar about trips behind the old Iron Curtain.

Other times people got distinctly hot under the collar .

Read in studio Two leading ice cream manufacturers are getting hot under the collar in a row over trade.

And people can also get pretty hot under the collar on Central Weekend.

Third, people should get hot under the collar when presented with dreary architecture.

And you don't have to spend hours struggling with a awkward pins while you get hot over the collar .

open

He wore a short-sleeved white shirt which was open at the collar and classic button-fly jeans.

His open collar showed his neck, and he seemed to have lost weight.

He was still dark from his summer tan, and wore a short sheepskin coat and a shirt with an open collar .

He emerged in loafers, a blazer and a shirt with an open collar .

stiff

He wore pince-nez spectacles, a round-ended stiff collar , and a moustache.

He dressed like a dandy in a Prince Albert coat, derby hat, and stiff collar .

He was also more formal than she had ever seen him, his suit and stiff collar making him look quite different.

He scratched his neck under his stiff collar , smoked cigarettes, and sucked mints to make his breath smell good.

He was a bony young man with slicked-down hair and a stiff white collar several sizes too large.

The men had taken off their stiff collars , but were still uncomfortable in waistcoats and tight trousers and big boots.

Oh yes! and stiff collars .

He had white hair and a white moustache and was dressed in a dark suit and stiff white collar .

white

But for the sheer number of performances, there has been nothing to compare with the serial trials of white collar criminals.

Beyond that, however labor markets are no longer a simple matter of distinguishing between white and blue collars .

Bosses at Ford also announced 1,180 job losses on top of an expected 2,000 white collar redundancies.

About half the 6,000 white collar workers are likely to be made redundant in response to the shrinking market for coal.

And talking of white collars ... all accountants in Hong Kong are already taking a position on 1997.

Father O'Harte, easing his little white collar , for it was a hot day, sighed deeply.

I admire, irritated, his black shoes with their liquorice laces, his watch, the white collar of his rank.

She was wearing a long red dressing gown with a wafting white feather collar .

■ NOUN

bone

Sandra is still under sedation in hospital, suffering from internal injuries and a broken collar bone .

Bruises on Maria were pronounced and regular proof of assaults, culminating in the broken collar bone of the previous October.

The inquest in Cardiff heard doctors failed to spot Alison had also broken her collar bone .

He had multiple fractures down his right side, including a smashed collar bone and arm.

The motorcyclist, Ian Clague, of Bentley, suffered a broken collar bone .

A fussy neighbour broke his collar bone building barricades against the hippies.

To them, recovering from a broken collar bone in the opulent surroundings of Clarence House, would be luxury.

flea

The first 50 winning postcards will be sent a Sherleys flea collar .

In this group were veterans who had worn flea collars in the Gulf to ward off desert bugs.

fur

He was clad in a long dark coat with a fur collar , and a scarf.

She was wearing a fur hood and a Melton cloth coat with a huge fur collar .

Edusha had dolled herself up and wore a fur collar and carried a muff.

lace

Carews in lace collars and bucket boots; in Ramillies wigs and steel breastplates.

The child had worn a purple suit with a lace collar .

It was bright pillar-box red with a white lace collar and cuffs.

shirt

As he opened the front door to his rooms, his shirt collar was slightly damp.

The water had worked its way down inside his shirt collar .

Loosen tie &038; undo top button of shirt so that shirt collar bows out and tie arches forward like a cup handle.

I would sweat so hard that my shirt collar turned white from the salt leached out from my body.

Though it was a warm day, he was wearing his old faded high-necked sweater with a frayed shirt collar showing.

His jacket size varies between 62 and 64, with a 22-inch shirt collar .

I loosened my shirt collar and watched a couple of generals being saluted by their chauffeurs.

She takes my arm, grabs me by the shirt collar , pulls me close, pulls me into her life.

stud

He had sorted the boxes of patent medicines and stacked them in one corner away from the cartons of collar studs and bootlaces.

She opened a small round leather box to find that it contained tiny gold collar studs and several pairs of cuff links.

The tray contained buttons, collar studs and various other bits and pieces.

And oh, the panic this morning when she lost a collar stud .

velvet

Her arms were around his neck, and her hands lay on the velvet collar of his coat.

Eva they decked out in the gold trimmings for a General, set on a pink velvet collar with a lace edge.

An expensive-looking man in a black coat with a velvet collar was appraising a painting.

Unhooked a smart black overcoat with a velvet collar .

wing

But modern wing collars , frankly, don't work.

If you insist on wearing a made-up tie, wear a shirt with a turned-down collar , not a wing collar.

worker

About half the 6,000 white collar workers are likely to be made redundant in response to the shrinking market for coal.

Though most managers recognised the remarkable achievements of the machinists, the programmers were unhappy that blue collar workers remained in control.

Almost thirty percent of the the population are employers, managers or white collar workers with just under six percent unskilled labourers.

The report demonstrated that the 1980s austerity measures had disproportionately affected blue collar workers in comparison with white collar workers.

■ VERB

grab

He grabbed her collar , dragging her clear and across the mud like a life-size rag doll.

Toos grabbed me by my collar .

He wades in among the pair of them, grabs their studded leather collars and starts yanking them away.

He wanted to vault over the desk and grab Wilkinson by the collar .

Finally he grabbed him by the collar , and with a spasmodic effort tipped him off the wharf into the canal.

Lorton grabbed his collar and pulled him back.

The man who had agreed with Clive grabbed Nina's jacket collar and tried to rip down her back.

loosen

Later still hands loosened her collar .

Harry felt stiflingly hot, choking almost, as he loosened his collar .

He loosened his collar , attempted to put a ruler between his teeth, and failed.

I loosened my shirt collar and watched a couple of generals being saluted by their chauffeurs.

She hurried over to him and loosened his collar .

pull

He had put on his overcoat and was pulling the collar up about his ears.

He pulled his collar up and his stocking cap down and headed the other way.

Tabitha Jute pulled up the collar of her old foil jacket and strode off past the concession stalls, looking for transport.

Billy Tolboys pulled up the collar of his ancient leather overcoat and hunched down even deeper into the motorcycle sidecar.

I pulled up my coat collar and sprinted along the platform and into the shelter of the waiting room.

She pulled the collar of her jacket up.

put

For work, put on chainstore collar and tie.

I put my collar up and my hands into my pockets.

I put on a clean collar and go along, happy just to observe.

They needed to put a little blue collar -- Carolina blue, if you will -- into all that pompous purple.

See if you can get a cab, while I put my collar on.

As the teacher put the collar on Sherman he continued to point at the picture and bark very loudly.

turn

Ludo and I turn our collars up against the chill April evening, and ram our hands in our coat pockets.

I turned my collar inside out.

Outside the hotel Maggie turned up the collar of her mac.

Julia turned the big collar of her fur coat up round her face and David took her arm.

I turned up my coat collar to meet my hat brim and hunched defensively, like a bedraggled bird.

He turned up his coat collar and gave his eyes time to adjust to the thickness of the night fog.

I turned up the collar of my fake biker's jacket and walked off.

He turned up his coat collar , walked forward.

wear

This is why it is essential that they should wear a collar with a name tag attached at all times.

Always wore a collar , even in the fields.

The head twists out as if the skin is wearing an old fashioned collar that's too tight for comfort.

Wildlife managers have been tracking bobcats wearing radio collars and know that they still are in the area.

Cattle wore collars of rowan wood to protect them from spells and curses.

In this group were veterans who had worn flea collars in the Gulf to ward off desert bugs.

When she wore the collar , she ate only with the utmost difficulty.

Elvis wore them with the collar turned up and all the attitude he could muster.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

get hot under the collar

But they get hot under the collar about trips behind the old Iron Curtain.

Read in studio Two leading ice cream manufacturers are getting hot under the collar in a row over trade.

Third, people should get hot under the collar when presented with dreary architecture.

surgical stocking/collar etc

Paramedics treated the driver of the second car for shock and applied a surgical collar to the policeman.

This time we had the welcome addition of a sheepskin backrest, an inflatable neck support and a selection of surgical collars.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Choker collars and straw-topped hats between the Wars. 4.

He emerged in loafers, a blazer and a shirt with an open collar .

I turned up the collar of my fake biker's jacket and walked off.

Last week, Helen excelled herself - a black matt waterproof, lined, with a turn-back collar of fake ocelot!

She closed her eyes and let her fingers burrow through the tissue paper until she felt the lace of the collar .

Tabitha Jute pulled up the collar of her old foil jacket and strode off past the concession stalls, looking for transport.

The other customers were almost as hot under the collar as Phyllis, but for very different reasons!

Under his chin the bandage was like a military collar .

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Hugh was quickly collared by a salesperson.

Seventeen Florida panthers have been collared.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Color: Light blue collars a pale neck, behind writhe thick green vines, exploding ultramarine blooms.

He collared a chilli-bean pie, a couple of samosas and an almond slice at 15p each.

He can't face the head's study, so he collars Potter in the hall.

So I whispered to Mowat to collar the other feller.

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