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Definition of Jar

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pitcher, vase; strident sound; shake, jolt; argument, quarrel
make a discordant sound; rattle, shake; cause to vibrate; have an irritating or unpleasant effect
Jar Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To tick; to beat; to mark or tell off.
(v. t.)
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.
(v. i.)
To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.
(v. i.)
To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my ears.
The measure of what is contained in a jar; as, a jar of oil; a jar of preserves.
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.
Clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate; slight disagreement.
A turn. [Only in phrase.]
A regular vibration, as of a pendulum.
A rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh sound; a discord; as, the jar of a train; the jar of harsh sounds.
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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\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\ (?), n. [see ajar.] a turn. [only in phrase.]

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Cockney rhyming slang.
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Everyday English and Slang in Ireland
A pint
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
crúsca m.
jar on: cuir déisean ar
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cnec = n. a crash, a snap, a jar
Cnecian = v. to crash; to jar
Costrel = n. a flaggon; a jar
Costrelaid = n. a jar full
Costrelan = n. a phial; a jar
Costrelig = n. a small jar
Costrelwr = one that puts in a jar
Shakespeare Words
the ticking of a clock
Australian Slang
1. glass of beer; 2. embarrass or upset someone with an insult, witty comeback, etc.
we just don't know
London Slang
pint of beer. e.g.. "Fancy a few jars after work ?".
WordNet 2.0

1. a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
(hypernym) vessel
(hyponym) amphora
(part-meronym) lid
2. the quantity contained in a jar; "he drank a jar of beer"
(synonym) jarful
(hypernym) containerful
3. a sudden impact; "the door closed with a jolt"
(synonym) jolt, jounce
(hypernym) bump, blow
(derivation) jolt

1. be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors clash"
(synonym) clash, collide
(hypernym) conflict
2. move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
(synonym) jolt
(hypernym) move
(derivation) jolt, jounce
3. shock physically; "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"
(synonym) shake up, bump around
(hypernym) move, displace
4. affect in a disagreeable way; "This play jarred the audience"
(hypernym) affect, impress, move, strike
5. place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"
(hypernym) put, set, place, pose, position, lay
(derivation) jarful
Jar Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
a percussion tool operated mechanically or hydraulically to deliver a heavy hammer blow to objects in the borehole. jars are used to free objects stuck in the hole or to loosen tubing or drill pipe that is hung up. Blows may be delivered downward or upward, the jar being controlled at the surface. to apply a heavy blow to the frill stem by use of a jar.
Jar Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
joint activity report
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Joint Airworthiness Requirements
Jar Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of empty jars, denotes impoverishment and distress.

To see them full, you will be successful.

If you buy jars, your success will be precarious and your burden will be heavy.

To see broken jars, distressing sickness or deep disappointment awaits you.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Jar Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Joint Aviation Requirements
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
A percussion tool that operates on a mechanical or hydraulic principle and is designed to deliver a impact to objects in which it is attached within the borehole. Jars are typically used for the purposes of freeing stuck objects within the borehole during fishing operations or imparting a jarring motion to downhole devices. The design of the jar often permits impacts to be delivered in either a downward or upward direction, with control being effected at the surface.
Aviation Acronyms and Terms
Joint Aviation Regulations
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Joint Airworthiness Requirements
Jar Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
Java Archive File (a compressed file for applets and related files)
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Java ARchive
Uri's File.*Xten.c.ons*
Java Archive File (format)
JAR Java ARchive A platform-independent file format that permits many files to be aggregated into one file.
Noman's Java(TM) Glossary
JAR (Java Archive) is a platform-independent file format that aggregates many files into one. Multiple applets written in the Java programming language, and their requisite components (.class files, images, sounds and other resource files) can be bundled in a JAR file and subsequently downloaded to a browser in a single HTTP transaction. It also supports file compression and digital signatures.
Internet Glossary
Short for Java Archive, a file format used to bundle all components required by a Java applet. JAR files simplify the downloading of applets since all the components (.class files, images, sounds, etc.) can be packaged into a single file. In addition, JAR supports data compression, which further decreases download times.
By convention, JAR files end with a .jar extension.

Jar Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
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.

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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.

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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

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Jar Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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One hand is curved to form the shape of a cylinder and then brought down on top of the other hand which is held flat, palm facing upward. The flat hand is then made into the cylinder shape and the other hand makes a twising motion above it, as if removing the lid from a jar.