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Definition of Jar

Jar

  1. A turn. [Only in phrase.]
  2. 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. The measure of what is contained in a jar; as, a jar of oil; a jar of preserves.
  4. To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my ears.
  5. To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.
  6. 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.
  7. To tick; to beat; to mark or tell off.
  8. A rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh sound; a discord; as, the jar of a train; the jar of harsh sounds.
  9. Clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate; slight disagreement.
  10. A regular vibration, as of a pendulum.
  11. 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.
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Jar Translations

jar in French is jarre
jar in Norwegian is ryste, krukke, rystelse
jar in Spanish is tarro