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Definition 1: a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles - [noun denoting artifact]

(jar is a kind of ...) an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

(... is a kind of jar ) an open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers

(... is a kind of jar ) a glass jar with an air-tight screw top; used in home canning

(... is a kind of jar ) a jar for holding jellies or preserves

(... is a kind of jar ) small jar; holds liquid (oil or water)

(... is a kind of jar ) an earthen jar (made of baked clay)

(... is a kind of jar ) a jar in which cookies are kept (and sometimes money is hidden)

(... is a kind of jar ) a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed body

(... is a kind of jar ) a flatbottomed jar made of glass or plastic; used for chemistry

(... is a kind of jar ) an ancient jar with two handles and a narrow neck; used to hold oil or wine

(jar is a part of ...) a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.

"he raised the piano lid"

(jar is a part of ...) the opening of a jar or bottle

"the jar had a wide mouth"

Definition 2: a sudden jarring impact - [noun denoting event]

Samples where jar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the door closed with a jolt
  • all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers

Synonyms for jar in the sense of this definition

(jar is a kind of ...) an impact (as from a collision)

"the bump threw him off the bicycle"

Definition 3: the quantity contained in a jar - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where jar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he drank a jar of beer

Synonyms for jar in the sense of this definition

(jar is a kind of ...) the quantity that a container will hold

Definition 4: place in a cylindrical vessel - [verb of contact]

Samples where jar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • jar the jam

(jar is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Definition 5: affect in a disagreeable way - [verb of emotion]

Samples where jar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This play jarred the audience

(jar is a kind of ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

Definition 6: move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for jar in the sense of this definition

(jar is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 7: shock physically - [verb of motion]

Samples where jar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game

Synonyms for jar in the sense of this definition

(jar is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Definition 8: be incompatible; be or come into conflict - [verb of stative]

Samples where jar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These colors clash

Synonyms for jar in the sense of this definition

(jar is a kind of ...) be in conflict

"The two proposals conflict!"

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