Meaning of JAR in English


jar 1

— jarless , adj.

/jahr/ , n.

1. a broad-mouthed container, usually cylindrical and of glass or earthenware: a cookie jar.

2. the quantity such a container can or does hold.

[ 1585-95; jarre jarra jarrah earthen water vessel ]

jar 2

— jarringly , adv.

/jahr/ , v. , jarred, jarring , n.


1. to have a harshly unpleasant or perturbing effect on one's nerves, feelings, thoughts, etc.: The sound of the alarm jarred.

2. to produce a harsh, grating sound; sound discordantly.

3. to vibrate audibly; rattle: The window jarred in the frame.

4. to vibrate or shake.

5. to conflict, clash, or disagree.


6. to cause to rattle or shake.

7. to have a sudden and unpleasant effect upon (the feelings, nerves, etc.): The burglary violently jarred their sense of security.

8. to cause to sound harshly or discordantly.


9. a jolt or shake; a vibrating movement, as from concussion.

10. a sudden unpleasant effect upon the mind or feelings; shock.

11. a harsh, grating sound.

12. a discordant sound or combination of sounds.

13. a quarrel or disagreement, esp. a minor one.

[ 1520-30; prob. imit.; cf. CHIRR ]

jar 3

/jahr/ , n.

1. Archaic. a turn or turning.

2. on the jar , partly opened; ajar: The window was on the jar.

[ 1665-75; var. of CHAR 3 , CHARE; cf. AJAR 2 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .