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English noun: collar

1. collar (artifact) a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over


Broader (hypernym)band

Narrower (hyponym)choker, clerical collar, dog collar, Eton collar, neck ruff, Peter Pan collar, polo-neck collar, rabato, rebato, Roman collar, ruff, ruffle, turtleneck collar

Part holonymfacing

Part meronymneck, neck opening

2. collar (attribute) (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal

Broader (hypernym)band, banding, stria, striation

Domain categoryzoological science, zoology

3. collar (artifact) anything worn or placed about the neck

SamplesThe thief was forced to wear a heavy wooden collar.
A collar of flowers was placed about the neck of the winning horse.

Broader (hypernym)neckpiece

4. collar (artifact) a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part

Broader (hypernym)hoop, ring

5. collar (artifact) the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot

Synonymsshoe collar

Broader (hypernym)brim, lip, rim

Part meronymboot, shoe

6. collar (artifact) a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it

Broader (hypernym)band

Narrower (hyponym)dog collar

Part holonymhame

7. collar (artifact) necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck

Synonymschoker, dog collar, neckband

Broader (hypernym)necklace

8. collar (act) a figurative restraint

SamplesAsked for a collar on program trading in the stock market.
Kept a tight leash on his emotions.
He's always gotten a long leash.


Broader (hypernym)restraint

9. collar (act) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

SamplesThe policeman on the beat got credit for the collar.

Synonymsapprehension, arrest, catch, pinch, taking into custody

Broader (hypernym)capture, gaining control, seizure

English verb: collar

1. collar (contact) take into custody

SamplesThe police nabbed the suspected criminals.

Synonymsapprehend, arrest, cop, nab, nail, pick up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

2. collar (contact) seize by the neck or collar

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

3. collar (contact) furnish with a collar

SamplesCollar the dog.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)equip, fit, fit out, outfit

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