Crossword clues for ajar
- Openable with a gentle push, say
- Q.: When is a door not a door? A.: When it's ___
- Allowing peeking, perhaps
- A little open
- Cracked a little
- Like a door that doesn't afford complete privacy
- "Wearing the face that she keeps in ___ by the door" (Beatles lyric)
- Open a tad
- Allowing some ventilation, say
- Not wide open
- Cracked open, as a door
- Not fully open
- Admitting a slight draft, maybe
- Not completely shut
- Cracked just slightly
- Slightly cracked, as a door
- Unlatched, say
- Open a smidge
- Not fully closed, as 1-Across
- Nearly shut
- Slightly opened
- Not in harmony
- "Momo" author: 1978
- At variance with
- Almost open
- Author of "Momo": 1978
- Not shut tightly
- Open just a little
- Not closed fully
- "A door is not a door when it's ___"
- Door position
- At variance
- Not closed
- Emile ___, author of "Momo": 1978
- Showing a crack
- Unclosed a bit
- In a discordant state
- What a closed door is not
- Like a door with a foot in it
- Open somewhat
- Out of harmony
- Like the Pearly Gates, for saints
- A bit open
- Open a crack
- Opened a crack
- Almost shut
- Partly open
- Barely open
- Open slightly
- Cracked open
- Open a bit
- Not fully shut
- Slightly open
- Like some doors
- Close to closed
- Not quite closed
- Not quite shut
- Propped open, perhaps
- Open, but just
- Like a 1-Across, maybe
- Not shut tight
- "When it's ___" (old riddle's end)
- Not latched
- Between open and closed
- Cracked a bit
- A bit cracked?
- Not fully closed
- "When it's ___" (old riddle answer)
- Leaving a small opening
- Left so as to admit some light
- Admitting a draft
- Just open
- Not completely closed
- Nearly closed
- Partially open
- Opened just a crack
- Admitting a draft, maybe
- A bit cracked
- Somewhat open
- See 26-Down
- Admitting just a little light, maybe
- Not completely shut, as a door
- Opened a bit
- Not closed all the way
- Not shut all the way
- Almost closed
- Slightly open, as a door
- The Blue ___ (Hank Azaria's "Mystery Men" role)
- Not stopping the draft, say
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ajar \A*jar"\, adv. [Pref. a- + jar.] In a state of discord; out of harmony; as, he is ajar with the world. [1913 Webster] ||
Ajar \A*jar"\, adv. [OE. on char ajar, on the turn; AS. cerr, cyrr, turn, akin to G. kehren to turn, and to D. akerre. See Char.] Slightly turned or opened; as, the door was standing ajar.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1718, perhaps from Scottish dialectal a char "slightly open," earlier on char (early 16c.), from Middle English char, from Old English cier "a turn."
Slightly turned or opened. adv. Slightly turned or opened. v
(context rare perhaps nonstandard English) To turn or open slightly; to become ajar or to cause to become ajar; to be or to hang ajar. Etymology 2
adv. 1 (label en archaic) Out of harmony. 2 Being at variance or in contradiction to something. vb. (context rare perhaps nonstandard English) To show variance or contradiction with something; to be or cause to be askew.
adj. slightly open; "the door was ajar" [syn: ajar(p)]
Ajar or AJAR may refer to:
- Ajar, Afghanistan
- Ajar, Mauritania
- Ajar people, an ethnographic group of Georgians
- the Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
- the African Journal of AIDS Research
- AJAR (applications software platform), a Motorola software platform for mobile phones
AJAR is a Motorola applications software platform for mass-market feature phones, designed to help players across the mobile industry develop highly customised, fully featured handsets rapidly and cost-effectively.
Usage examples of "ajar".
Pennyworth told me how Avis listened behind that door on my first visit here, and I saw this time that it stood ajar.
Beaten haggard, he stood cloakless in his travel-stained leathers, while draught from the door left ajar at his back flared and harried the stubs of the candles.
And in the end I went, wet, hatless, and dazed in the morning light, and entered that awful door in Benefit Street which I had left ajar, and which still swung cryptically in full sight of the early householders to whom I dared not speak.
The chest had been abandoned among others in a dim storeroom, but the door of the room was ajar, admitting a streak of cyanic light.
Finding the door ajar, he rapped on it with his knuckles and pushed through to discover Ebby sitting with his feet propped up on the sill.
I therefore managed to tell Bettina that I would leave ajar the door of my room, and that I would wait for her as soon as everyone in the house had gone to bed.
Jeremid beckoned, and when they got to him, Kittul Kendersson stood with the door ajar.
Afraid to look, but knowing she had to, Merissa swung open all the cabinet doors, leaving them ajar so that Cagan could share the sight of her meager findings.
I avoided him by dodging into the oilery by a side door which happened to stand ajar.
For once contact has been made, once the door to the other world has been set ajar, a host of waiting intelligences may crowd through.
Under the gaze of a weedy youth with his mouth permanently ajar, they sat down on three wooden chairs and Smithers, taking the initiative, asked the chemist to remember whether he had ever seen Victoria before.
There was a velodrome of parquet-floor between them and, as if I was expected, one of the doors was ajar.
He glanced once at the door still ajar behind him, fair and young and uneasy, his riding gloves wrung between tortured hands.
Faint sounds of drawers opening and closing came from the bedroom door that Sandra Munter left ajar.
De Biasi had given me a huge Panettone, biscuits, jars of anchovies, a bottle of olive oil, ajar of pesto.