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jar



Pronunciation: ( jär), [key]
n.
1. a broad-mouthed container, usually cylindrical and of glass or earthenware: a cookie jar.
2. the quantity such a container can or does hold.

jar



Pronunciation: ( jär), [key]
v., jarred, jar•ring,
n.


v.i.
1. to have a harshly unpleasant or perturbing effect on one's nerves, feelings, thoughts, etc.: The sound of the alarm jarred.
2. to produce a harsh, grating sound; sound discordantly.
3. to vibrate audibly; rattle: The window jarred in the frame.
4. to vibrate or shake.
5. to conflict, clash, or disagree.

v.t.
1. to cause to rattle or shake.
2. to have a sudden and unpleasant effect upon (the feelings, nerves, etc.): The burglary violently jarred their sense of security.
3. to cause to sound harshly or discordantly.

n.
1. a jolt or shake; a vibrating movement, as from concussion.
2. a sudden unpleasant effect upon the mind or feelings; shock.
3. a harsh, grating sound.
4. a discordant sound or combination of sounds.
5. a quarrel or disagreement, esp. a minor one.

jar



Pronunciation: ( jär), [key]
n.
1. Archaic.a turn or turning.
2. on the jar, partly opened; ajar: The window was on the jar.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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