Definitions of collar

  1. take into custody, as of suspected criminals, by the police
  2. the act of apprehending ( especially apprehending a criminal); " the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
  3. necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck
  4. seize by the neck or collar
  5. a figurative restraint; " a collar on program trading in the stock market"
  6. a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
  7. a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it
  8. furnish with a collar; " collar the dog"
  9. a figurative restraint; " asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market"; " kept a tight leash on his emotions"; " he's always gotten a long leash"
  10. take into custody; " the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
  11. Something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint, or identification; as, the collar of a coat; a lady's collar; the collar of a dog.
  12. A ring or cincture.
  13. A collar beam.
  14. The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.
  15. An ornament worn round the neck by knights, having on it devices to designate their rank or order.
  16. A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with esophagus.
  17. A colored ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
  18. A ring or round flange upon, surrounding, or against an object, and used for restraining motion within given limits, or for holding something to its place, or for hiding an opening around an object; as, a collar on a shaft, used to prevent endwise motion of the shaft; a collar surrounding a stovepipe at the place where it enters a wall. The flanges of a piston and the gland of a stuffing box are sometimes called collars.
  19. An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead- eyes, are secured.
  20. A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
  21. To seize by the collar.
  22. To put a collar on.
  23. Something worn about the neck, for use, restraint, or ornament; a round ring; collar bone, the clavicle.
  24. Something worn round the neck: the part of a garment at the neck: a ring: a band.
  25. To seize by the collar: to put on a collar.
  26. Something worn around the neck; a ring or band.
  27. To grasp by or provide with a collar.
  28. A band for the neck; a ring or band on or about anything.
  29. Something worn round the neck; the part of a garment round the neck; a part of a harness for the neck of a horse or other beast used in draught; anything like a collar or a ring; the upper part of a stay; also a rope in form of a wreath to which a stay is confined; a ring, cincture, or astragal.
  30. To seize by the collar; to put a collar on. A collar or collar- beam, a horizontal piece of timber connecting and bracing two opposite rafters. To slip the collar, to get free; to escape. A collar of brawn, the quantity tied up in one parcel. To collar beef or other meat, to roll it up and bind it close with a string.
  31. Something worn round the neck; that part of the harness which goes round the neck of a horse or other, animal used as a beast of burden; in arch., a ring.
  32. To catch hold of one by anything round the neck; to roll up flesh meat and bind it with cord.
  33. The choana of a collared cell; a prominent fold behind the proboscis in the Hemichorda; the fleshy rim projecting beyond the edge of a snail shell; any structure likened to a collar.

Usage examples for collar

  1. In the Duke's chamber there is a bird, given him by Mr. Pierce, the surgeon, comes from the East Indys, black the greatest part, with the finest collar of white about the neck; but talks many things and neyes like the horse, and other things, the best almost that ever I heard bird in my life. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. I must have gone upstairs and dressed and come down again, for I presently found myself standing in the dimly lighted lower hall wearing my second best suit and a fresh shirt and collar – Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough
  3. As long as we've got a broken window and a dog that must have a collar because he's supposed to be tied, to go by- and a puddle and some things.... – Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  4. His tie was then added to the collar – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  5. " I shall tell the chaps to- night that it was a little joke on my part," he announced, with grim decision; " then I shall take you by the collar and kick you into the road." – Light Freights, Complete by W. W. Jacobs
  6. I have hardly heard how it happened, except that he fell in attempting to collar Jeffreys. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed
  7. What have you done to my collar too? – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  8. At this moment an officer, wearing a great gray cloak with a red collar said, as he pointed to the dead body of my child, " There is one who will not grow up to fight our men." – Fighting France by Stephane Lauzanne
  9. Strange name for a dog, perhaps; and perhaps it was even more strange that his collar should be white. – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  10. And if I can but lay my hand on his collar Bevan was staring at me in such frank amazement that I bit my words short. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  11. " Oh yes," said Burr major, who then looked inside the collar and found the same maker's name. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  12. Parker just brought it out yesterday and it was a good deal of trouble to make the collar work right. – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  13. Giving it up at last, he changed his collar and put on his best suit and went. – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  14. The high collar of the jacket alone sheltered her neck. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  15. He reached for a glass, then he pushed it away- and with quick step reached Dan's side, caught him by the collar and held him. – Strangers and Wayfarers by Sarah Orne Jewett
  16. " Just as you will have to, by and by," she replied; " but come, pin your collar on, and come down to breakfast." – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  17. I took the lieutenant by the collar and flung him into the corner. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  18. There was blood upon his collar and the fingers of his right hand were tightly clenched. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. She rushed out and buried her face in his rough coat- collar Oh, Father! – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  20. Once I saw a man lift his coat collar to hide his face. – The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis