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jar

noun

1 jar

A vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles.

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Dutch: pot
Polish: słoik



2 jar

The quantity contained in a jar:
— He drank a jar of beer.

synonym: jarful.

Polish: słoik

3 jar

A sudden jarring impact:
— All the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers.

synonyms: jolt, jounce, shock.

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Roget 713: disagreement etc. 24; discord, disaccord, dissidence, dissonance; jar, clash, shock; jarring, jostling etc. v.; ... show more

verb

1 jar

Be incompatible; be or come into conflict.

synonyms: clash, collide.

Roget 713: be discordant etc. adj.; disagree, come amiss etc. 24; clash, jar, jostle, pull different ways, conflict, have no measures with, ... show more

Roget 410: creak, grate, jar, burr, pipe, twang, jangle, clank, clink; scream etc. (cry) 411; ... show more

Roget 24: disagree; clash, jar etc. (discord) 713; interfere, intrude, come amiss; not concern etc. 10; mismatch; ... show more

Roget 414: be discordant etc. adj.; jar etc. (sound harshly) 410.   

Dutch: botsen, clashen, collideren

2 jar

Move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion.

synonym: jolt.

Dutch: in de war brengen, ontnuchteren, verwarren

3 jar

Shock physically.

synonyms: bump around, shake up.

4 jar

Affect in a disagreeable way.

5 jar

Place in a cylindrical vessel.


Moby thesaurus: Babel, Discordia, Eris, agitate, agitation, agree to disagree, bag, barrel, basket, be at cross-purposes, be at variance, belch, blare, blat, bob, bobble, bottle, bounce, bowl down, bowl over ... show more.

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