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JAR (jarred, jarring)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jar mean? 

JAR (noun)
  The noun JAR has 3 senses:

1. a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
2. the quantity contained in a jar
3. a sudden impact

  Familiarity information: JAR used as a noun is uncommon.


JAR (verb)
  The verb JAR has 5 senses:

1. be incompatible; be or come into conflict
2. move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
3. shock physically
4. affect in a disagreeable way
5. place in a cylindrical vessel

  Familiarity information: JAR used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


JAR (noun)


Sense 1jar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("jar" is a kind of...):

vessel (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))

Meronyms (parts of "jar"):

lid (a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening of a container)

mouth (the opening of a jar or bottle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jar"):

amphora (an ancient jar with two handles and a narrow neck; used to hold oil or wine)

beaker (a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry)

canopic jar; canopic vase (a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed body)

cookie jar; cooky jar (a jar in which cookies are kept (and sometimes money is hidden))

crock; earthenware jar (an earthen jar (made of baked clay))

cruse (small jar; holds liquid (oil or water))

jamjar; jampot (a jar for holding jellies or preserves)

Mason jar (a glass jar with an air-tight screw top; used in home canning)

vase (an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers)


Sense 2jar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quantity contained in a jar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

jarful; jar

Context example:

he drank a jar of beer

Hypernyms ("jar" is a kind of...):

containerful (the quantity that a container will hold)


Sense 3jar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden impact

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

jolt; jounce; jar

Context example:

the door closed with a jolt

Hypernyms ("jar" is a kind of...):

blow; bump (an impact (as from a collision))


JAR (verb)


Sense 1jar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be incompatible; be or come into conflict

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

jar; clash; collide

Context example:

These colors clash

Hypernyms (to "jar" is one way to...):

conflict (be in conflict)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2jar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

jolt; jar

Hypernyms (to "jar" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 3jar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shock physically

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bump around; shake up; jar

Context example:

Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game

Hypernyms (to "jar" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 4jar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affect in a disagreeable way

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

This play jarred the audience

Hypernyms (to "jar" is one way to...):

affect; impress; move; strike (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to jar Sue


Sense 5jar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place in a cylindrical vessel

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

jar the jam

Hypernyms (to "jar" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They jar the goods


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