Gar meaning

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Any of several fishes of the family Lepisosteidae of fresh and brackish waters of North and Central America and Cuba, having an elongated body and long narrow jaws with sharp teeth.
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A needlefish.
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To cause or compel.
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Grand Army of the Republic.
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Any of an order (Semionotiformes) of North American freshwater bony fishes having an elongated body covered with ganoid scales, a long beaklike snout, and many sharp teeth.
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Grand Army of the Republic: a fraternal order of Union veterans of the Civil War.
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(obsolete) Spear.
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Any of several fish, of the family Lepisosteidae, that have long, narrow jaws; garfish.
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(now chiefly UK dialectal) To make, cause (someone to do something); to cause (something to be done). [14th-19th c.]
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Origin of gar

  • Middle English geren from Old Norse gera to make

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for garfish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gar, gare, gere, gore, from Old English gār (“spear, dart, javelin, shaft, arrow, weapon, arms”), from Proto-Germanic *gaizaz (“spear, pike, javelin”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰayso- (“pointed stick, spear”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰey- (“to drive, move, fling”). Cognate with West Frisian gear, Dutch geer (“pointed weapon, spear”), German Ger (“spear”), Norwegian geir (“spear”), Icelandic geir (“spear”). Related to gore.

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  • From Middle English garren, gerren, from Old Norse gera, gerva (Swedish göra, Danish gøre), from Proto-Germanic *garwijaną. Compare yare.

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  • Short for garfish..

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