Collar meaning

kŏl'ər
The definition of a collar is the part of a garment that goes around the neck, or something that is worn around the neck.

An example of a collar is what a dog wears to hold an identification tag.

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Collar means to put something around the neck, or to take hold of.

An example of collar is to put something around the neck of a dog to attach a leash.

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A tight-fitting necklace.
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Any of various ringlike devices used to limit, guide, or secure a machine part.
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To furnish with a collar.
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The part of a garment that encircles the neck.
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A cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment.
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An ornamental band, chain, or circlet worn around the neck.
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A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
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The part of a harness that fits around the base of the neck of a horse or other draft animal and against which the animal exerts pressure in pulling a load.
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A ring or flange, as on rods or pipes, to prevent sideward motion, connect parts, etc.
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A distinctive band, as of a different color or texture, around the neck of an animal, bird, etc.
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The foam that forms on the top of a glass of beer.
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An arrest or capture.
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To put a collar on.
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To seize by the collar.
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A restriction on index-arbitrage trading, which is also called program trading. Collars are imposed to keep markets stable by restricting extreme price movements. An example of a collar is the one instituted by the New York Stock Exchange. Under New York Stock Exchange rules, if the Dow Jones Industrial Average moves up or down 2 percent from the average closing value of the DJIA for the last month during the previous quarter, collars are instituted. If the market erases half of that move, the trading collars are removed. The NYSE sets the equivalent point level quarterly. Other exchanges may have their own collars. Also called trading collars.
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In the context of mergers, collars may be used to set minimum and maximum prices the acquiring company will pay. Setting collars is often necessary in the acquisition of publicly traded companies because the price of the companies’ stock may vary greatly between the time the deal was announced and when it actually closes many months later.
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A supply contract between a buyer and seller of a commodity, in which the buyer is assured that he or she will not have to pay more than some maximum price, and the seller is assured of receiving some minimum price. Also called option fence and range forward.
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The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket, etc.) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric.
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A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline.
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A chain worn around the neck.
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A similar detachable item.
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Anything that encircles the neck.
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A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identify it.

Make sure your dog has a collar holding an identification tag.

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A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.
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(technology) Any encircling device or structure.

A nylon collar kept the bolt from damaging the surface underneath.

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(in compounds) Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.
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(rail transport) A physical lockout device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever.
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(architecture) A ring or cincture.
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(architecture) A collar beam.
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(botany) The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.

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A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with the esophagus.
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A coloured ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
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(nautical) 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.
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(mining) A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.

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To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
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To place a collar on, to fit with one.

Collar and leash aggressive dogs.

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To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
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(law enforcement) To arrest.
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(figuratively) To bind in conversation.

I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.

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To roll up (beef or other meat) and bind it with string preparatory to cooking.
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(BDSM) To bind a submissive to a dominant under specific conditions or obligations.
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An encircling structure or bandlike marking, as around the neck of an animal, suggestive of a collar.
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An arrest, as of a criminal.
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go for the collar
  • To go without a hit in a game.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

go for the collar

Origin of collar

  • Middle English coler from Old French colier from Latin collāre from collum neck kwel-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English coler, from Old French coler (Modern French collier), from Latin collare, from collum (“neck”). Cognate with Gothic (hals, “neck”), Old English heals (“neck”). More at halse.
    From Wiktionary