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Meaning of “jar” in the English Dictionary

"jar" in British English

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jarnoun [C]

uk   /dʒɑːr/  us   /dʒɑːr/
  • jar noun [C] (CONTAINER)

B1 a ​glass or ​claycontainer with a ​wideopening at the ​top and sometimes a ​fittedlid, usually used for ​storingfood: a jar of ​coffee/​pickledonions a ​jam jar UK informal a ​drink of ​beer: We often have a jar or two at the ​pub after ​work.

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jarverb

uk   /dʒɑːr/  us   /dʒɑːr/ (-rr-)
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of jar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jar" in American English

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jarnoun [C]

 us   /dʒɑr/
  • jar noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a ​cylindricalcontainer, usually made of ​glass, with a ​widetopopening, and used esp. for ​storingfood, or the ​amountheld by such a ​container: a jar of ​pickles/​mayonnaise He ​pouredhalf the jar into his ​cup.

jarverb

 us   /dʒɑr/
  • jar verb (SHAKE)

[T] (-rr-) to give a ​suddenshake to someone or something: He ​kind of jars ​people when he ​tackles them. [T] (-rr-) If a ​noise jars you, it ​shocks you: The train’s rumbling jarred them out of ​theirsleep.
  • jar verb (CAUSE ACTION)

[I/T] to ​causeaction or ​activity, or to have an ​effect: [T] He was jarred into ​politicalaction by ​events on the ​nationalscene.
(Definition of jar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jar”
in Korean 단지…
in Arabic مَرْطَبان…
in Malaysian balang…
in French pot…
in Russian банка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容器, 罐子,罎子, 廣口瓶…
in Italian vasetto, barattolo di vetro…
in Turkish kavanoz…
in Polish słoik…
in Spanish tarro, bote…
in Vietnamese bình…
in Portuguese pote, vaso…
in Thai ขวดโหล…
in German das Gefäß…
in Catalan pot…
in Japanese びん…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容器, 罐子,坛子, 广口瓶…
in Indonesian botol…
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