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Meaning & Definition of Collar in English

English

Collar

/kɑlər/

noun

1. A band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over

    synonym:
  • collar
  • ,
  • neckband

2. (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal

    synonym:
  • collar

3. Anything worn or placed about the neck

  • "The thief was forced to wear a heavy wooden collar"
  • "A collar of flowers was placed about the neck of the winning horse"
    synonym:
  • collar

4. A short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part

    synonym:
  • collar

5. The stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot

    synonym:
  • collar
  • ,
  • shoe collar

6. A band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it

    synonym:
  • collar

7. Necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck

    synonym:
  • choker
  • ,
  • collar
  • ,
  • dog collar
  • ,
  • neckband

8. A figurative restraint

  • "Asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market"
  • "Kept a tight leash on his emotions"
  • "He's always gotten a long leash"
    synonym:
  • collar
  • ,
  • leash

9. The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

  • "The policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
    synonym:
  • apprehension
  • ,
  • arrest
  • ,
  • catch
  • ,
  • collar
  • ,
  • pinch
  • ,
  • taking into custody

verb

1. Take into custody

  • "The police nabbed the suspected criminals"
    synonym:
  • collar
  • ,
  • nail
  • ,
  • apprehend
  • ,
  • arrest
  • ,
  • pick up
  • ,
  • nab
  • ,
  • cop

2. Seize by the neck or collar

    synonym:
  • collar

3. Furnish with a collar

  • "Collar the dog"
    synonym:
  • collar