- The definition of a jar is a harsh sound, a jolt or a quarrel, or a container made of stone, glass, etc.
- An example of a jar is a surprise attack.
- An example of a jar is a container for baby food.
- Jar is defined as to shock, shake, vibrate or quarrel.
An example of jar is to jump out from behind a door and surprise someone.
Baby food in jars.
intransitive verbjarred, jarring
- to make a harsh sound or a discord; grate
- to have a harsh, irritating effect (on one)
- to shake or vibrate from a sudden impact
- to clash, disagree, or quarrel sharply
Origin of jarultimately echoic
- to make vibrate or shake by sudden impact
- to cause to give a harsh or discordant sound
- to jolt or shock
- a harsh, grating sound; discord
- a vibration due to a sudden impact
- a jolt or shock
- a sharp clash, disagreement, or quarrel
- a container made of glass, stone, earthenware, etc., usually cylindrical, with a large opening and no spout: some jars have handles
- as much as a jar will holdalso jarful
Origin of jarMiddle English jarre ; from French jarre ; from Old ProvenÃ§al or Spanish jarra ; from Arabic jarrah, earthen water container
- A cylindrical glass or earthenware vessel with a wide mouth and usually no handles.
- The amount that a jar can hold.
- Chiefly British A glass of beer.
transitive verbjarred jarred, jar·ring, jars
Origin of jarMiddle English jarre, a liquid measure, from Old French (from Provençal jarra) and from Medieval Latin jarra, both from Arabic jarra, earthen jar, from jarra, to draw, pull; see grr in Semitic roots.
verbjarred jarred, jar·ring, jars
- a. To cause shaking or vibrations: The ride over the old road was jarring.b. To shake or vibrate from an impact or impacts: “The gallery jarred with a quick, heavy tramp” (Robert Louis Stevenson).
- To be disturbing or irritating; grate: The incessant talking jarred on my nerves.
- To be out of harmony; clash or conflict: The curtains jar with the rest of the room.
- To cause to shake or vibrate from impact: The ride on the donkey jarred my bones.
- To startle or unsettle; shock: The alarm jarred him out of sleep.
Origin of jarPerhaps of imitative origin.
- A small, approximately cylindrical container, normally made of glass or clay, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes.
(third-person singular simple present jars, present participle jarring, simple past and past participle jarred)
- To knock or strike sharply.
- He hit it with a hammer, hoping he could jar it loose.
- To shock or surprise.
- I think the accident jarred him, as he hasn't gotten back in a car since.
- (of the form, style, appearance, etc. of people and things) To look strangely different; to stand out awkwardly from its surroundings; to be incongruent.
- To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly.
- The notes jarred on my ears.
- To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.
Unknown; perhaps imitative.
jar - Computer Definition
(1) (Java ARchive) A file format that contains multiple files and is used to distribute a complete Java application. It contains all the resources required (classes, images, sounds, etc.) to download and run a Java program via a single HTTP request for one file. JAR files use the ZIP format and are the basis for WAR files. See WAR and EAR.
(2) A compression program for backup archiving from ARJ Software, Inc., Norwood, MA (www.arjsoftware.com). JAR is similar to ARJ, but files are not compatible. See ARJ.