Jar meaning

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A container made of glass, stone, earthenware, etc., usually cylindrical, with a large opening and no spout: some jars have handles.
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To cause to shake or vibrate from impact.

The ride on the donkey jarred my bones.

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To startle or unsettle; shock.

The alarm jarred him out of sleep.

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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.

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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.

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To be disturbing or irritating; grate.

The incessant talking jarred on my nerves.

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To be out of harmony; clash or conflict.

The curtains jar with the rest of the room.

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A jolt; a shock.
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To make a harsh sound or a discord; grate.
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To have a harsh, irritating effect (on one)
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To shake or vibrate from a sudden impact.
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To clash, disagree, or quarrel sharply.
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To make vibrate or shake by sudden impact.
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To cause to give a harsh or discordant sound.
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To jolt or shock.
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A harsh, grating sound; discord.
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A vibration due to a sudden impact.
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A jolt or shock.
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A sharp clash, disagreement, or quarrel.
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As much as a jar will hold.
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(archaic) A turn.
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(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.
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A small, approximately cylindrical container, normally made of glass or clay, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes.
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To knock or strike sharply.

He hit it with a hammer, hoping he could jar it loose.

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I think the accident jarred him, as he hasn't gotten back in a car since.

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(of the form, style, appearance, etc. of people and things) To look strangely different; to stand out awkwardly from its surroundings; to be incongruent.
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To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly.

The notes jarred on my ears.

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To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.
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A shake.
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A sense of alarm or dismay.
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(software, Java) Initialism of Java ARchive.
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A cylindrical glass or earthenware vessel with a wide mouth and usually no handles.
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The amount that a jar can hold.
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(chiefly british) A glass of beer.
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To put into a jar.
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Origin of jar

  • Middle 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 grr in Semitic roots

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

  • Perhaps of imitative origin

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

  • From French jarre, from Arabic جره (jarrah, “earthern receptacle”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Unknown; perhaps imitative.

    From Wiktionary