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Meaning & Definition of Jar in English

English

Jar

/ʤɑr/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • jar

2. The quantity contained in a jar

  • "He drank a jar of beer"
    synonym:
  • jar
  • ,
  • jarful

3. A sudden jarring impact

  • "The door closed with a jolt"
  • "All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
    synonym:
  • jolt
  • ,
  • jar
  • ,
  • jounce
  • ,
  • shock

verb

1. Be incompatible

  • Be or come into conflict
  • "These colors clash"
    synonym:
  • clash
  • ,
  • jar
  • ,
  • collide

2. Move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

    synonym:
  • jolt
  • ,
  • jar

3. Shock physically

  • "Georgia was shaken up in the tech game"
    synonym:
  • jar
  • ,
  • shake up
  • ,
  • bump around

4. Affect in a disagreeable way

  • "This play jarred the audience"
    synonym:
  • jar

5. Place in a cylindrical vessel

  • "Jar the jam"
    synonym:
  • jar

Examples of using

Someone ate all the cookies from the cookie jar.
Tom put the lid back on the peanut butter jar.
Is there much sugar in the jar?