Definitions of jar

  1. be incompatible; be or come into conflict; " These colors clash"
  2. a vessel ( usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
  3. the quantity contained in a jar; " he drank a jar of beer"
  4. place in a jar
  5. affect in a disagreeable way; " This play jarred the audience"
  6. move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
  7. place in a cylindrical vessel; " jar the jam"
  8. A turn. [ Only in phrase.]
  9. A deep, broad- mouthed vessel of earthenware or glass, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes; as, a jar of honey; a rose jar.
  10. The measure of what is contained in a jar; as, a jar of oil; a jar of preserves.
  11. To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my ears.
  12. To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.
  13. To cause a short, tremulous motion of, to cause to tremble, as by a sudden shock or blow; to shake; to shock; as, to jar the earth; to jar one's faith.
  14. To tick; to beat; to mark or tell off.
  15. Clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate; slight disagreement.
  16. A regular vibration, as of a pendulum.
  17. In deep well boring, a device resembling two long chain links, for connecting a percussion drill to the rod or rope which works it, so that the drill is driven down by impact and is jerked loose when jammed.
  18. A deep, broad- mouthed vessel of earthenware or glass; a shake produced by a sudden shock; jolt; harsh sound; conflict of opinion or interest.
  19. To cause to shake by a sudden shock; jolt.
  20. Give out a harsh sound; to have a disagreeable effect.
  21. Jarred.
  22. Jarring.
  23. To make a harsh discordant sound: to quarrel: to be inconsistent.
  24. To shake:- pr. p. jarr'ing; pa. p. jarred.
  25. A harsh rattling sound: clash of interests or opinions: discord.
  27. An earthen or glass bottle with a wide mouth: a measure.
  28. A shaking; discord; vessel of glass or earthenware.
  29. To clash; quarrel; be inconsistent.
  30. To shake.
  31. To cause to tremble or shake; agitate.
  32. To rattle.
  33. To clash; conflict.
  34. To shake or tremble.
  35. A shaking, as from a sudden shock.
  36. A discordant sound; discord; strife.
  37. A deep, wide mouthed vessel of earthenware or glass.
  38. A rattling vibration of sound; a harsh sound; clash of interests or opinions; discord; debate; repetition of the noise made by the pendulum of a clock.
  39. A vessel made of earth or glass; what a jar holds.
  40. To shake; to cause to tremble; to cause a short tremulous motion in.
  41. To sound harshly or discordantly; to be inconsistent; to clash; to quarrel; to vibrate regularly; to repeat the same sound.
  42. An earthenware pot or vessel of variable shape and dimensions.
  43. A harsh rattling vibration of sound; harsh vibration or sensation; a quarrel; a clash of interests or opinions.
  44. To strike or shake with a kind of short rattle; to sound untunably; to strike or sound harshly or discordantly; to clash; to quarrel or dispute.

Usage examples for jar

  1. On her writing- table she had always a vase of fresh flowers, and another on her dressing- table, and a jar of tall ferns in the grate. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  2. It was early evening, and the women were coming each with a water- jar on her shoulder, to draw water. – Child's Story of the Bible by Mary A. Lathbury
  3. Changed the former into the pie- dish and the latter into the glass jar, to make sure that the difference in size was not due to larger space. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  4. For this reason, cheese should never be placed in a tightly covered dish or jar. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  5. Trigger put the jar down on a table. – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  6. It is only when a tree is unsound at heart that the snapping of a wolf can jar it. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  7. A jar of preserved fruit was brought forth. – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  8. The king gets this from the monk, but has to return it when he gets another jar which is full of sticks and stones. – Europa's Fairy Book by Joseph Jacobs
  9. Glyddyr had heard no splash of oars, nor the light jar of a boat touching his yacht side, but that voice made him start to his feet, and stand grinding his teeth. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  10. The captain, in the bow, moved on his water- jar and sat erect. – Men, Women, and Boats by Stephen Crane
  11. And she took up his pipe and tobacco- jar to offer them. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  12. A small jar of White Vaselin. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  13. The jar was gone! – Black-Eyed Susan by Ethel Calvert Phillips
  14. Now dey jes' sont me down for two buckets o' water to fill dat ol' jar we useter hab settin' out here on de po'ch. – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  15. There were flowers in a tall jar on the table and a fire on the broad hearth. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  16. Now, if you’ ve any kindness for me, sir, let go that jar; and don’ t be seen with me. – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  17. Then the latch slipped back with a jar that sounded horribly loud, and she waited, trembling and trying to keep calm. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  18. " Thanks, thanks, my child," said the old man, feeling for the neck of the jar. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. That old preacher gave me a pretty hard jar. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  20. She paused, turning the blue jar in her hand. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt