Meaning of COLLAR in English

COLLAR

[col.lar] n [ME coler, fr. OF, fr. L collare, fr. collum neck; akin to OE heals neck, and prob. to OE hweol wheel--more at wheel] (14c) 1: a band, strip, or chain worn around the neck: as a: a band that serves to finish or decorate the neckline of a garment b: a short necklace c: a band placed about the neck of an animal d: a part of the harness of draft animals fitted over the shoulders and taking strain when a load is drawn e: an indication of control: a token of subservience f: a protective or supportive device (as a brace or cast) worn around the neck g: clerical collar

2: something resembling a collar in shape or use (as a ring or round flange to restrain motion or hold something in place)

3: any of various animal structures or markings similar to a collar

4: an act of collaring: arrest, capture -- col.lared adj -- col.lar.less adj

[2]collar vt (1613) 1 a: to seize by the collar or neck b: arrest, grab c: to get control of: preempt "we can ~ nearly the whole of this market --Roald Dahl" d: to stop and detain in unwilling conversation

2: to put a collar on

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