Definition of Jar

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

Specialized synonyms: Amphora, Beaker, Canopic Jar, Canopic Vase, Cookie Jar, Cooky Jar, Crock, Earthenware Jar, Cruse, Jamjar, Jampot, Mason Jar, Vase
Terms within: Lid, Mouth
Generic synonyms: Vessel

2. Verb. Be incompatible; be or come into conflict. "These colors clash"
Exact synonyms: Clash, Collide
Generic synonyms: Conflict
Derivative terms: Clash, Collision

3. Noun. The quantity contained in a jar. "He drank a jar of beer"
Exact synonyms: Jarful
Generic synonyms: Containerful

4. Verb. Move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion.
Exact synonyms: Jolt
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Jolt, Jolt

5. Noun. A sudden jarring impact. "All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers"
Exact synonyms: Jolt, Jounce, Shock
Generic synonyms: Blow, Bump
Derivative terms: Jolt

6. Verb. Shock physically. "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"
Exact synonyms: Bump Around, Shake Up
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

7. Verb. Affect in a disagreeable way. "The performance is likely to jar Sue"; "This play jarred the audience"
Generic synonyms: Affect, Impress, Move, Strike

8. Verb. Place in a cylindrical vessel. "They jar the goods"; "Jar the jam"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

Definition of Jar

1. n. A turn.

2. n. A deep, broad-mouthed vessel of earthenware or glass, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes; as, a jar of honey; a rose jar.

3. v. i. To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my ears.

4. v. t. To cause a short, tremulous motion of, to cause to tremble, as by a sudden shock or blow; to shake; to shock; as, to jar the earth; to jar one's faith.

5. n. A rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh sound; a discord; as, the jar of a train; the jar of harsh sounds.

Definition of Jar

1. Noun. A small, approximately cylindrical container for food, normally made of glass or clay. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) Java archive ¹

3. Noun. (computing) JAR: Tool to create compressed file archives. ¹

4. Verb. To knock or strike sharply. ¹

5. Verb. to shock or surprise. ¹

6. Verb. (context: form, style, appearance etc. of people and things) To be so different that it looks strange and doesn't fit in with the surroundings; to be incongruent. ¹

7. Noun. A shake. ¹

8. Noun. A sense of alarm or dismay. ¹

9. Noun. (rare) Discord, contention; quarrelling. ¹

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Definition of Jar

1. to cause to shake [v JARRED, JARRING, JARS]

Medical Definition of Jar

1. 1. A deep, broad-mouthed vessel of earthenware or glass, for holding fruit, preserves, etc, or for ornamental purposes; as, a jar of honey; a rose jar. 2. The measure of what is contained in a jar; as, a jar of oil; a jar of preserves. Bell jar, Leyden jar. Origin: F. Jarre, Sp. Jarra, from Ar. Jarrah ewer; cf. Pers. Jarrah. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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