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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jar \Jar\ (j[aum]r), noun [See {Ajar}.] A turn.

Note: [Only in phrase.]

{On the jar}, on the turn, ajar, as a door.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jar \Jar\, verb (used with an object)

1. 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.

2. To tick; to beat; to mark or tell off. [Obs.]

My thoughts are minutes, and with sighs they jar Their watches on unto mine eyes. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jar \Jar\ (j[aum]r), noun [F. jarre, Sp. jarra, from Ar. jarrah ewer; cf. Pers. jarrah.]

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. --Dryden.

2. The measure of what is contained in a jar; as, a jar of oil; a jar of preserves.

{Bell jar}, {Leyden jar}. See in the Vocabulary.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jar \Jar\, noun

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

2. Clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate; slight disagreement.

And yet his peace is but continual jar. --Spenser.

Cease, cease these jars, and rest your minds in peace. --Shak.

3. A regular vibration, as of a pendulum.

I love thee not a jar of the clock. --Shak.

4. pl. In deep well boring, a device resembling two long chain links, for connecting a percussion drill to the rod or rope which works it, so that the drill is driven down by impact and is jerked loose when jammed.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jar \Jar\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Jarred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jarring}.] [Cf. OE. charken to creak, AS. cearcian to gnash, F. jars a gander, L. garrire to chatter, prate, OHG. kerran to chatter, croak, G. quarren to grumble, and E. jargon, ajar.]

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

When such strings jar, what hope of harmony ? --Shak.

A string may jar in the best master's hand. --Roscommon.

2. To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.

When those renowned noble peers Greece Through stubborn pride among themselves did jar. --Spenser.

For orders and degrees Jar not with liberty, but well consist. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

jar

noun

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

2: the quantity contained in a jar; "he drank a jar of beer" [syn: {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" [syn: {jolt}, {jar}, {jounce}, {shock}]

verb

1: be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash" [syn: {clash}, {jar}, {collide}]

2: move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion [syn: {jolt}, {jar}]

3: shock physically; "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game" [syn: {jar}, {shake up}, {bump around}]

4: affect in a disagreeable way; "This play jarred the audience"

5: place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"


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