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jar

noun (n)

  • a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the quantity contained in a jar (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: jarful
    Example:
    He drank a jar of beer.
    source: wordnet30
  • a sudden jarring impact (noun.event)
    Synonym: jolt, jounce, shock
    Example:
    All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers.
    source: wordnet30
  • A turn. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A deep, broad-mouthed vessel of earthenware or glass, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes; as, a jar of honey; a rose jar. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh sound; a discord; as, the jar of a train; the jar of harsh sounds. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • be incompatible; be or come into conflict (verb.stative)
    Synonym: clash, collide
    source: wordnet30
  • move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion (verb.motion)
    Synonym: jolt
    source: wordnet30
  • shock physically (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • affect in a disagreeable way (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    This play jarred the audience.
    source: wordnet30
  • place in a cylindrical vessel (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Jar the jam.
    source: wordnet30
  • To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my ears. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause a short, tremulous motion of, to cause to tremble, as by a sudden shock or blow; to shake; to shock; as, to jar the earth; to jar one's faith. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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