Meaning of COLLAR in English

I. ˈkä-lər noun

Etymology: Middle English coler, from Anglo-French, from Latin collare, from collum neck; akin to Old English heals neck, and probably to Old English hwēol wheel — more at wheel

Date: 14th century

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 -lərd adjective

• col·lar·less -lər-ləs adjective

II. transitive verb

Date: 1613


a. : to seize by the collar or neck

b. : arrest , grab

c. : to get control of : preempt

we can collar nearly the whole of this market — Roald Dahl

d. : to stop and detain in unwilling conversation

collar the guest of honor

2. : to put a collar on

collar a dog

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