jarjar1 /dʒɑː $ dʒɑːr/ ●●●S3 noun [countable]1DFUa glasscontainer with a wide top and a lid, used for storing food such as jam or honey, or the amount it containsa jam jarhalf a jar of peanut butter2DFUa container made of clay, stone etc, used especially in the past for keeping food or drink in3British English informalDFD a glass of beerWe’d had a few jars down the pub.
Examples from the Corpus
jar• He picked up a jar large enough to hold a fetus in formaldehyde.• a cookiejar• Analysis Have each group use two different jars and draw what they see through the lenses as accurately as possible.• Each jar or bottle must be completely filled with water.• a honey jar• 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 sauceserves 4, or allow l25g per person.• She stood more firmly on the jar.• Close the lid on the jar. 6.jarjar2 verb (jarred, jarring)1[intransitive, transitive]ANNOY to make someone feel annoyed or shockedHis enthusiasm jarred.His words jarred Harriet.jar onThe screaming was starting to jar on my nerves.2[intransitive, transitive]HURT/CAUSE PAIN to shake or hit something in a way that damages it or makes it looseAlice landed badly, jarring her ankle.3WRONG/UNSUITABLE[intransitive] to be different in style or appearance from something else and therefore look strange syn clashjar withThere was a modern lamp that jarred with the rest of the room. —jarring adjective→ See Verb table