There are 3 definitions of jar in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʒɑː
 
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noun

  • 1A wide-mouthed cylindrical container made of glass or pottery, especially one used for storing food: [with modifier]: a large storage jar
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    • They are urging residents to bank and not bin their festive food jars and bottles to boost glass recycling.
    • Each household will receive a black box to store glass bottles, jars, plastic bottles, cans, foil, aerosols, and textiles.
    • Glass containers such as soda bottles and food jars are easy to recycle because they are free from impurities and have similar melting points.
    Synonyms
    glass/earthenware container, pot, crock, urn, pitcher, jug, flask, decanter, carafe, flagon, ewer, drum, canister; vessel, container, receptacle, repository; North American creamer
    historical jorum
    archaic reservatory
  • 1.1The contents of a jar: a jar of coffee
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    • She wants ‘that feminine touch,’ while I'm content with a jar of pickles and a Giants game.
    • I have a jar of spice tea that I made last winter (again, not cooking - just mixing).
    • The curry was out of the freezer, but was originally made with chickpeas, some veggies (carrots and stuff) and a jar of organic tikka masala sauce.
  • 1.2British informal A glass of beer: let’s have a jar
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    • Locals will tell you, Ireland's the only place to get a true pint of stout. Fancy a jar?
    • If you fancy a jar before the game, you could try The Arkles on Anfield Road, a large and usually packed pub with a telly and Cains bitter on draught. ...

Derivatives

jarful

noun (plural jarfuls)
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  • I would buy jarfuls and jarfuls of garlic pickles, and pay the regular price for them.
  • Later on, when the wine and water have got thoroughly mixed, he draws off another jarful and again fills up the pitcher with water.
  • If a guest is particularly enamored of the homemade zarzamora jam, the inn will send a jarful home.

Origin

late 16th century: from French jarre, from Arabic jarra.

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There are 3 definitions of jar in English:

jar2

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Pronunciation: /dʒɑː
 
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verb (jars, jarring, jarred)

  • 1 [with object] Send a painful or damaging shock through (something, especially a part of the body): he jarred the knee in training
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    • She had to force her body to cooperate in every move she tried, and any sudden movement that jarred her aching body was magnified ten times more in her skull.
    • Fox, who jarred his knee and suffered a kick on the ankle, was today having his injury assessed by City physio Jeff Miller.
    • He just jarred a knee a bit in that race, and it is nice to know now that he is completely sound.
  • 1.1 [no object] Strike against something with an unpleasant vibration or jolt: the stick jarred on the bottom of the pond
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    • While the air system is good, it fidgets badly over sharp intrusions like potholes, jarring and jolting the passengers.
    • The whole room jarred as a sudden jolt reverberated up through the earth.
    • Rob throttled the giant turbines up, and once again the aircraft was beginning to jolt and jar as it raced ahead faster and faster across the rocky terrain.

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  • 1A physical shock or jolt: the train stopped without the slightest jar
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    • They tore up two of the rails, taking out the spikes, but leaving the rails in position, as they knew that the jar of the train would be sufficient to throw them out of place.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] archaic Discord or disagreement.

Origin

late 15th century (as a noun in the sense 'disagreement, dispute'): probably imitative.

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jar3

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Pronunciation: /dʒɑː
 
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noun

(in phrase on the jar) • informal or • dialect
  • Ajar.
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    • They locked the body of the deceased in a box on the fourth day after the murder, and, having left the garret door open and the street door on the jar, one of the apprentices was told to call Nanny down to dinner, and to tell her that, if she promised to behave well in future, she would be no longer confined.
    • The door was on the jar. I mounted the steps, that is as well as my trembling knees would allow, clutching at the balustrade between my swoonings.

Origin

late 17th century: later form of obsolete char 'turn' (see also ajar1 and charwoman).

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