Definition of Collar

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

Exact synonyms: Neckband
Generic synonyms: Band
Specialized synonyms: Choker, Neck Ruff, Ruff, Ruffle, Clerical Collar, Dog Collar, Roman Collar, Eton Collar, Peter Pan Collar, Rabato, Rebato, Polo-neck Collar, Turtleneck Collar
Terms within: Facing
Group relationships: Neck, Neck Opening

2. Verb. Take into custody. "The police nabbed the suspected criminals"
Exact synonyms: Apprehend, Arrest, Cop, Nab, Nail, Pick Up
Generic synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize
Derivative terms: Apprehender, Apprehension, Arrest, Cop, Pickup

3. Noun. (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal.
Generic synonyms: Band, Banding, Stria, Striation
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology

4. Verb. Seize by the neck or collar.
Generic synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize

5. Noun. Anything worn or placed about the neck. "A collar of flowers was placed about the neck of the winning horse"
Generic synonyms: Neckpiece

6. Verb. Furnish with a collar. "Collar the dog"
Generic synonyms: Equip, Fit, Fit Out, Outfit

7. Noun. A short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part.
Generic synonyms: Hoop, Ring

8. Noun. The stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot.
Exact synonyms: Shoe Collar
Group relationships: Boot, Shoe
Generic synonyms: Brim, Lip, Rim

9. Noun. A band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it.
Generic synonyms: Band
Specialized synonyms: Dog Collar
Terms within: Hame

10. Noun. Necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck.
Exact synonyms: Choker, Dog Collar, Neckband
Generic synonyms: Necklace
Derivative terms: Choke

11. Noun. A figurative restraint. "He's always gotten a long leash"
Exact synonyms: Leash
Generic synonyms: Restraint

12. Noun. The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal). "The policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
Exact synonyms: Apprehension, Arrest, Catch, Pinch, Taking Into Custody
Generic synonyms: Capture, Gaining Control, Seizure
Derivative terms: Apprehend, Arrest, Catch

Definition of Collar

1. n. Something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint, or identification; as, the collar of a coat; a lady's collar; the collar of a dog.

2. v. t. To seize by the collar.

Definition of Collar

1. Noun. The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket...) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric. ¹

2. Noun. A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline ¹

3. Noun. A chain worn around the neck ¹

4. Noun. A similar detachable item ¹

5. Noun. Anything that encircles the neck. ¹

6. Noun. A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identifie it. ¹

7. Noun. A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal. ¹

8. Noun. (context: technology) Any encircling device or structure. ¹

9. Noun. (context: in compounds) Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing. ¹

10. Noun. (rail transport) A physical (lockout) device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To grab or seize by the collar or neck. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To place a collar on, to fit with one. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To seize, capture or detain. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To preempt, control stringently and exclusively. ¹

15. Verb. (law enforcement transitive) To arrest. ¹

16. Verb. (figuratively transitive) To bind in conversation. ¹

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Definition of Collar

1. to provide with a collar (something worn around the neck) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Collar

1. Region of junction between blade and leaf sheath of grasses. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Collar

collapse delirium
collapse of dental arch
collapse therapy
collapsible shelter
collapsing pulse
collar (current term)
collar-stud chalazion
collar blight
collar bone
collar cell
collar incision
collar of Venus
collard greens

Literary usage of Collar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The collar A' is then raised by the lever G so as to encircle the blank, ... The reverse movement of D lifts up the upper die and the collar drops ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1851)
"The earliest livery collar I have traced is the French order of fosses de ... Whether there was any other collar of livery in France, or in other countries ..."

3. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"Look well after your_ own money, for they are dead certain to collar it, ... hile I was asleep the other coves tore every rag up and collar'D my toke. ..."

4. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1900)
"More usually the collar is found retracted down to the level of the second ... In the extreme case of contraction of the sponge, no collar is to be made out ..."

5. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"Pieces of bent wood on a horse's collar to which the traces are fixed. ... Part of the harness to a horse's collar. North. HAM-TREES, s. Hames. Devon. ..."

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