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Definitions of collar

  1. the act of apprehending ( especially apprehending a criminal); " the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
  2. necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck
  3. seize by the neck or collar
  4. a figurative restraint; " a collar on program trading in the stock market"
  5. a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
  6. a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it
  7. furnish with a collar; " collar the dog"
  8. 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"
  9. take into custody; " the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
  10. 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.
  11. A ring or cincture.
  12. A collar beam.
  13. The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.
  14. An ornament worn round the neck by knights, having on it devices to designate their rank or order.
  15. A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with esophagus.
  16. A colored ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
  17. 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.
  18. A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
  19. To seize by the collar.
  20. To put a collar on.
  21. Something worn about the neck, for use, restraint, or ornament; a round ring; collar bone, the clavicle.
  22. Something worn round the neck: the part of a garment at the neck: a ring: a band.
  23. To seize by the collar: to put on a collar.
  24. Something worn around the neck; a ring or band.
  25. To grasp by or provide with a collar.
  26. A band for the neck; a ring or band on or about anything.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. To catch hold of one by anything round the neck; to roll up flesh meat and bind it with cord.
  31. 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.
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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
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