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English noun: collar

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


Synonymsneckband


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.


Synonymsleash


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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