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English noun: jar

1. jar (artifact) a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles

Broader (hypernym)vessel

Narrower (hyponym)amphora, beaker, canopic jar, canopic vase, cookie jar, cooky jar, crock, cruse, earthenware jar, jamjar, jampot, Mason jar, vase

Part holonymlid, mouth

2. jar (quantity) the quantity contained in a jar

SamplesHe drank a jar of beer.


Broader (hypernym)containerful

3. jar (event) a sudden jarring impact

SamplesThe door closed with a jolt.
All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers.

Synonymsjolt, jounce, shock

Broader (hypernym)blow, bump

English verb: jar

1. jar (stative) be incompatible; be or come into conflict

SamplesThese colors clash.

Synonymsclash, collide

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)conflict

2. jar (motion) move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)move

3. jar (motion) shock physically

SamplesGeorgia was shaken up in the Tech game.

Synonymsbump around, shake up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

4. jar (emotion) affect in a disagreeable way

SamplesThis play jarred the audience.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to jar Sue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike

5. jar (contact) place in a cylindrical vessel

SamplesJar the jam.

ExamplesThey jar the goods

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

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