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 contains 🔊 a jam jar 🔊 half 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 beer 🔊 We’d had a few jars down the pub.
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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 shocked 🔊 His enthusiasm jarred. 🔊 His words jarred Harriet.jar on 🔊 The 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 loose 🔊 Alice landed badly, jarring her ankle.3WRONG/UNSUITABLE[intransitive] to be different in style or appearance from something else and therefore look strange syn clashjar with 🔊 There was a modern lamp that jarred with the rest of the room. —jarring adjective→ See Verb table