adverb & adjective
- (Of a door or other opening) slightly open: [as adverb]: the home help had left the window ajar [as predic. adjective]: the door to the sitting room was ajarMore 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.
late 17th century: from a-2 'on' + obsolete char (Old English cerr) 'a turn, return'.
- In a jarring state; unharmonious.More 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!!!