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ajar1

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Pronunciation: /əˈdʒɑː
 
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adverb& adjective

(Of a door or other opening) slightly open: [as adverb]: the home help had left the window ajar [as predicative adjective]: the door to the sitting room was ajar
More example sentences
  • I was in a hospital and I saw that my door was open slightly ajar.
  • The one window was open and the door stood slightly ajar, yet she did not get the impression that the house was abandoned.
  • There was a window that was slightly ajar, to a room with an open door, where the two ARC men were holding a conversation.
Synonyms
slightly open, half open, agape;

Origin

late 17th century: from a-2 'on' + obsolete char ( Old English cerr) 'a turn, return'.

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  • In this strange word a- ‘on’ is prefixed to obsolete char, which in Old English was cerr, meaning ‘a turn, return’.

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ajar2

Line breaks: ajar
Pronunciation: /əˈdʒɑː
 
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adverb

archaic
In a jarring state; unharmonious.
Example sentences
  • What seems ajar is the loving family's refusal to acknowledge her boyfriend and her acceptance of this, albeit resentful.
  • I wonder at my life, it seems ajar. Is it so bad to long for relationship? Will He grant me kindred heart fellowship?
  • We, as human beings, tend to dismiss something as soon as one small piece seems AJAR!!!

Origin

mid 19th century: from a-2 'in, at' + jar2.

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  • In this strange word a- ‘on’ is prefixed to obsolete char, which in Old English was cerr, meaning ‘a turn, return’.

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