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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.


Synonymsjarful


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


Synonymsjolt


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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