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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a bottle/jar of perfume
▪ He gave me a bottle of my favourite perfume.
Mason jar
▪ In front of each team at a distance of about two yards, place a mirror, a spoon an empty bottle or jar.
▪ Huy forced himself into a sitting position by degrees and brought the empty jar of fig liquor into vision.
▪ We could draw off a pint to fill a customer's empty jam jar.
▪ She hid in an empty jar.
▪ He raises his hybrid cells under a controlled atmosphere in large jars.
▪ In wooden niches sat large jars of white and yellow porcelain, clearly labeled to indicate their contents.
▪ An ounce of coral beads was reckoned to be worth ten large jars of oil.
▪ She brought home a large jar of holy water from the cathedral.
▪ Consequently, there are 14 large jars of preserved eyeballs here, each holding between 50-150 eyes in each jar.
▪ A large jar is ideal for hatching the eggs.
▪ Under her skilled hands a snake of clay was being coiled into the shape of a large globular jar.
▪ To vary the casserole, add 3-4 prepared scallops or a small jar of drained mussels.
▪ Pour the chutney into small sterilised jars, seal, label and give away as presents.
▪ Remove the vanilla pod, skim the jam, and let it cool for a few minutes before turning it into small jars.
▪ He took a small jar of ointment, went down the stairs and out across to the convent building.
▪ The adults will lay their eggs in your tub, though, or even a small jar.
▪ Tea/supper Wholemeal bread spread with a small jar of anchovy paste and topped with a chopped hard-boiled egg.
▪ As hellfire-spiced love muffins go this beauty rates five big ones in any self-respecting cookie jar.
▪ And never take more than one cookie when offered the cookie jar.
▪ We talk about how much money is left in the cookie jar.
▪ She put the Gingerbread Man in the cookie jar, where his comrades welcomed him.
▪ Yellow lizards in a glass jar in some one's window.
▪ Place ginger in a heatproof glass jar or ceramic bowl.
▪ He was playing with his fist inside a glass jar, banging it on the ground then licking it.
▪ It consisted of material in a glass jar, he said, which sent fragments flying when it exploded.
▪ It will keep for months in a sealed glass jar in a cook, dark place.
▪ It consisted of rooms filled with glass jars of preserves, barrels of sauerkraut and bins of potatoes, carrots and onions.
▪ The first time she brought him flowers - a posy of crocuses in a glass jar - he suddenly and unaccountably wept.
▪ Both the glass jars and the steel cans are recyclable, but you knew that.
▪ A jam jar on top of the bottle seems to be the answer.
▪ Long gone are the days of the cane, worm and jam jar!
▪ Put the oil and vinegar in a jam jar or other salted container.
▪ Here's flowers in a jam jar.
▪ Crystals Fill two jam jars with water and stir five tablespoons of Epsom Salts into each jar.
▪ She felt as though her brain were clambering around her skull like a wasp trying to get out of a jam jar.
▪ She hoped that he would not find the jam jar too utilitarian, but he appeared to possess few vases.
▪ We could draw off a pint to fill a customer's empty jam jar.
▪ A Mason jar of early wildflowers sat in the center, along with a deep-dish apple pie, fresh from the oven.
▪ Simply fill a jar with spare coins - it's amazing how quickly the pennies grow.
▪ She let him fill the jar.
▪ Crystals Fill two jam jars with water and stir five tablespoons of Epsom Salts into each jar.
▪ It consisted of rooms filled with glass jars of preserves, barrels of sauerkraut and bins of potatoes, carrots and onions.
▪ Step one: The incubator I half fill a spaghetti jar with tank water, adding fungus preventative.
▪ The McPhillips' home was filled with jars and jars of sand, leaves, and ant colonies.
▪ They keep us in jars like dead insects and fail to perceive the pulse of desire.
▪ Tell each group to try to invent a way to keep a jar of hot water hot for a long time.
▪ All the clothes were unused looking and old, as if kept for years in jars of formaldehyde.
▪ They will keep indefinitely in a jar stored in a cool, dry place.
▪ For storage keep the jar, covered, in the refrigerator.
▪ Moisten the tissue in the jar and put the jar under the funnel.
▪ What could you put around the jar?
▪ Collect them, then blow or shake away the debris, and put seeds in stoppered jars until next spring.
▪ After she had gone upstairs Carolyn collected them and put them in a jar on the mantelpiece.
▪ They gave me money, and I put it into a jar like Granny had with the egg money.
▪ He pulled back the bedclothes and put the jar underneath them.
▪ a cookie jar
▪ a honey jar
▪ Analysis Have each group use two different jars and draw what they see through the lenses as accurately as possible.
▪ Close the lid on the jar. 6.
▪ Each jar or bottle must be completely filled with water.
▪ He picked up a jar large enough to hold a fetus in formaldehyde.
▪ I could see her working out how many jars she'd be able to carry in her hand luggage.
▪ Note 1 x 500g can or jar of sauce serves 4, or allow l25g per person.
▪ She stood more firmly on the jar.
▪ O'Neal jarred the ball loose from Marino.
▪ Their laughter jarred and confused me.
▪ Accidents in sport, whether to the ribs, legs, feet, head or shoulders, nearly always jar the spine.
▪ Don't use the other person's name or use it artificially so that it jars.
▪ Even popular television war comedies were taken off the air, for fear of jarring too awkwardly with endless hours of Gulf coverage.
▪ He kicked and usually punched, but his size and strength produced blows that jarred the body and caused lapses in consciousness.
▪ These would be plastic jugs, glass jars, all kinds of bottles.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Jar \Jar\ (j[aum]r), n. [See Ajar.] A turn.

Note: [Only in phrase.]

On the jar, on the turn, ajar, as a door.


Jar \Jar\, v. t.

  1. 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.

  2. To tick; to beat; to mark or tell off. [Obs.]

    My thoughts are minutes, and with sighs they jar Their watches on unto mine eyes.


Jar \Jar\ (j[aum]r), n. [F. jarre, Sp. jarra, from Ar. jarrah ewer; cf. Pers. jarrah.]

  1. 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.

  2. The measure of what is contained in a jar; as, a jar of oil; a jar of preserves.

    Bell jar, Leyden jar. See in the Vocabulary.


Jar \Jar\, n.

  1. A rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh sound; a discord; as, the jar of a train; the jar of harsh sounds.

  2. Clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate; slight disagreement.

    And yet his peace is but continual jar.

    Cease, cease these jars, and rest your minds in peace.

  3. A regular vibration, as of a pendulum.

    I love thee not a jar of the clock.

  4. pl. In deep well boring, a device resembling two long chain links, for connecting a percussion drill to the rod or rope which works it, so that the drill is driven down by impact and is jerked loose when jammed.


Jar \Jar\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jarred; p. pr. & vb. n. Jarring.] [Cf. OE. charken to creak, AS. cearcian to gnash, F. jars a gander, L. garrire to chatter, prate, OHG. kerran to chatter, croak, G. quarren to grumble, and E. jargon, ajar.]

  1. To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my ears.

    When such strings jar, what hope of harmony ?

    A string may jar in the best master's hand.

  2. To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.

    When those renowned noble peers Greece Through stubborn pride among themselves did jar.

    For orders and degrees Jar not with liberty, but well consist.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1520s, "to make a harsh, grating sound," usually said to be echoic or imitative, but no one explains how, or of what. Figurative sense of "have an unpleasant effect on" is from 1530s; that of "cause to vibrate or shake" is from 1560s. Related: Jarred; jarring.


"cylindrical vessel," early 15c., possibly from Middle French jarre "liquid measure" (smaller than a barrel), 12c., from Provençal jarra, from Arabic jarrah "earthen water vessel" (whence also Spanish jarra, Italian giarra) [Klein].


Etymology 1 n. A small, approximately cylindrical container, normally made of glass or clay, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes. Etymology 2

n. 1 A shake. 2 A sense of alarm or dismay. 3 (context now rare English) discord, contention; quarrelling. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To knock or strike sharply. 2 (context transitive English) To shock or surprise. 3 (context of the form, style, appearance, etc. of people and things English) To look strangely different; to stand out awkwardly from its surroundings; to be incongruent. 4 To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly. 5 To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.

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

  2. the quantity contained in a jar; "he drank a jar of beer" [syn: jarful]

  3. a sudden impact; "the door closed with a jolt" [syn: jolt, jounce]

  4. [also: jarring, jarred]

  1. v. be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash" [syn: clash, collide]

  2. move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion [syn: jolt]

  3. shock physically; "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game" [syn: shake up, bump around]

  4. affect in a disagreeable way; "This play jarred the audience"

  5. place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"

  6. [also: jarring, jarred]

JAR (software)

JAR is a tool for creating compressed file archives that use .j as their file extension. It was invented by Robert K. Jung and was meant to be a successor to ARJ. It can achieve very good compression, but is not in wide use. JAR should not be confused with the .jar file extension used for Java Archive files, which are actually zip files with some embedded metadata.

Jar (unit)

A jar was an early unit of capacitance once used by the British Royal Navy. The term originated as the capacitance of a Leyden jar. Its value is such that one farad is jars and one jar is 1111 picofarads.

Jar (album)

Jar is the debut studio album by American band Superheaven, released on April 30, 2013. It was originally released under the band's prior name, Daylight, which has since been changed due to a legal dispute.

JAR (file format)

In software, JAR (Java Archive) is a package file format typically used to aggregate many Java class files and associated metadata and resources (text, images, etc.) into one file to distribute application software or libraries on the Java platform.

JAR files are fundamentally archive files. They are built on the ZIP (file format) and have the .jar file extension. Computer users can create or extract JAR files using the jar command that comes with a JDK. They can also use zip tools to do so, however the order of entries in the zip file headers is important when compressing, as the manifest often needs to be first. Inside a JAR, file names are Unicode text.


A jar is a rigid, approximately cylindrical container with a wide mouth or opening. Jars are typically made of glass, ceramic, or plastic. They are used for foods, cosmetics, medications, and chemicals that are relatively thick or viscous: pourable liquids are more often packaged in a bottle. They are also used for items too large to be removed from a narrow neck bottle.

Glass jars can be used for home canning and food preservation. They can be used to preserve or store items as diverse as jam, pickled gherkin, other pickles, marmalade, sundried tomatoes, olives, jalapeño peppers, chutneys, pickled eggs, honey, and many others. They are also frequently re-used in order to put home-made preserves in. Jars are sterilised by putting them in a pressure cooker with boiling water or an oven for a number of minutes. If they are not required for further storage of items, they can be recycled.

A closure applied to the mouth of a jar can be a screw cap, lug cap, cork stopper, or other suitable means.

Glass jars are considered microwavable with care taken to prevent splashing of boiling contents

Jars are often recycled according to the SPI recycling code for the material. Some regions have a legally mandated deposit which is refunded after returning the container to the retailer. Some recyclers have concerns about possible residue in the jar from the viscous contents.

Jar (station)

Jar is a station served both by the Oslo Metro and the Oslo Tramway located in Bærum, just west of Lysakerelva which divides Oslo and Bærum. The track is shared, the tram line ( Lilleaker Line) joins with the rapid transit line ( Kolsås Line) on the Oslo side of the river. The station's penthouse is yellow and contained a newspaper outlet.

Formerly, the entire line to Kolsås was part of the tram network. Since 2 December 2007 tram operations (line 13) have returned on this line from Jar to Bekkestua. Some tram runs, usually with SL79 units, run only as far as Jar where there is the turning loop they require.

As of December 2010, the Tram line 13 is running alternative trams (every 20 minutes) to Jar. The Oslo Metro line 3 also runs with an interval of every 15 minutes.

Jar (disambiguation)

A jar is a large, approximately cylindrical container made of glass, clay, or plastic.

  • Bell jar, a piece of laboratory equipment used to contain a vacuum
  • Cookie jar, a jar used specifically to store edible treats such as cookies or biscuits
  • Killing jar, a device used by entomologists to kill captured insects
  • Kilner jar, another type of jar for storing foods
  • Leyden jar, a simple capacitor
  • Mason jar, a jar used to preserve various foods (e.g. fruit, jam, vegetables)
  • Specimen jar, an instrument used in anatomy to preserve anatomical specimens

Jar or JAR may also refer to:

Usage examples of "jar".

It is certainly not there as the wine is in the wine jar, or as the jar in the jar, or as some absolute is self-present.

Springs, alembics, coils of copper tubing, buckled sheets of metal, gear systems both rack-and-pinion and epicyclic, pendulums, levers, cams, cranks, differentials, bearings, pulleys, assorted tools, and stone jars containing alkahest and corrosive substances crowded every horizontal surface.

Some kind of dire temperature inversion had clamped itself down over the city like a bell jar, trapping and concentrating the cocktail of dust, automobile exhaust, coal smoke, woodsmoke, manure smoke, and the ammoniated gasses that rose up from the stewn excreta of millions of people and animals.

Tradition has also identified her with two other women of the New Testament: Mary of Bethany, sister of Martha and Lazarus, and an unnamed woman who anoints Jesus with spikenard from an alabaster jar.

In the kitchen they found some grapes, a box of crackers, and a jar of apple butter, as well as a bottle of water that the Squalors used for making aqueous martinis but that the Baudelaires would use to quench their thirst during their long climb.

Finally, within the spaces of the arachnoid is a lymph-like liquid which completely envelops the brain and the cord, and which, by serving as a watery cushion, protects them from jars and shocks.

Tony brushed it off against his jeans as Arra laid a strainer over the top of the jar and decanted the hot, greenish-brown vodka into it.

Major Stokes, pleased with their work, had produced three jars of arrack as a reward, and the jugs were being passed from hand to hand.

But the old lady was not happy about turning her parlor into an atelier littered with messy paints, brushes, palettes, and jars of turpentine.

The Professor of Morbid Bibliomancy gave him a big grin and held up a jar.

Joe tromped loudly into the house and transferred the twelve birdlets from bis pockets into an old-fashioned, hexagonal glass-paneled ballot jar which he had bought for five bucks at a Monte Vista, Colorado, auction.

And after Sunny moved aside three chunks of cold cheese, a large can of water chestnuts, and an eggplant as big as herself, she finally found a small jar of boysenberry jam, and a loaf of bread she could use to make toast, although it was so cold it felt more like a log than a breakfast ingredient.

Vetch purloined some soft cloths and a jar of oil from the buffing pens to keep her skin soft and supple while she grew.

Very interesting, no doubt, Master Byles Gridley would have said, but had no more to do with good, hearty, sound life than the history of those very little people to be seen in museums preserved in jars of alcohol, like brandy peaches.

Stamping and hopping about, suddenly more cheerful because of the sheer silliness of what she was doing, she started dancing with the sunbeams, kicking up swirls of strawdust, until she slipped and landed on her coccyx with a thud that jarred her brain.