Meaning of jar

jar

Pronunciation: ( jär), [key]
— n.
  1. a broad-mouthed container, usually cylindrical and of glass or earthenware: a cookie jar.
  2. the quantity such a container can or does hold.

jar

Pronunciation: ( jär), [key]
— v., n. jarred, jar•ring,
—v.i.
  1. to have a harshly unpleasant or perturbing effect on one's nerves, feelings, thoughts, etc.: The sound of the alarm jarred.
  2. to produce a harsh, grating sound; sound discordantly.
  3. to vibrate audibly; rattle: The window jarred in the frame.
  4. to vibrate or shake.
  5. to conflict, clash, or disagree.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to rattle or shake.
  2. to have a sudden and unpleasant effect upon (the feelings, nerves, etc.): The burglary violently jarred their sense of security.
  3. to cause to sound harshly or discordantly.
—n.
  1. a jolt or shake; a vibrating movement, as from concussion.
  2. a sudden unpleasant effect upon the mind or feelings; shock.
  3. a harsh, grating sound.
  4. a discordant sound or combination of sounds.
  5. a quarrel or disagreement, esp. a minor one.

jar

Pronunciation: ( jär), [key]
— n.
  1. a turn or turning.
  2. partly opened; ajar: The window was on the jar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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