Origin of ajarMiddle English on char, a-char from Old English cier, a turn: see chore
This door is ajar.
The definition of ajar refers to something that is slightly opened.
Leaving a shoe in the doorway so that is will not shut is an example of a door being ajar.
Partially opened: left the door ajar.
Origin of ajarMiddle English on char on in ; see on . char turn ( from Old English cierr )
- A member of an ethnographic group of Georgians.
- She made sure the door was ajar so that she could hear what was going on inside the room.
- The door was ajar and the phone was on the hall table.
- The back door was ajar so that the dog could come and go.
- Her door was ajar and the chill from an open window washed over him.
- The kitchen cabinet door was ajar and a pan was sticking out.