verb (used without object), jarred, jarring.
to have a harshly unpleasant or perturbing effect on one’s nerves, feelings, thoughts, etc.:
The sound of the alarm jarred.
to produce a harsh, grating sound; sound discordantly.
to vibrate audibly; rattle:
The window jarred in the frame.
to vibrate or shake.
to conflict, clash, or disagree.
verb (used with object), jarred, jarring.
to cause to rattle or shake.
to have a sudden and unpleasant effect upon (the feelings, nerves, etc.):
The burglary violently jarred their sense of security.
to cause to sound harshly or discordantly.
a jolt or shake; a vibrating movement, as from concussion.
a sudden unpleasant effect upon the mind or feelings; shock.
a harsh, grating sound.
a discordant sound or combination of sounds.
a quarrel or disagreement, especially a minor one.
a wide-mouthed container that is usually cylindrical, made of glass or earthenware, and without handles
Also jarful. the contents or quantity contained in a jar
(Brit, informal) a glass of alcoholic drink, esp beer: to have a jar with someone
(obsolete) a measure of electrical capacitance
verb jars, jarring, jarred
to vibrate or cause to vibrate
to make or cause to make a harsh discordant sound
(often foll by on) to have a disturbing or painful effect (on the nerves, mind, etc)
(intransitive) to disagree; clash
a jolt or shock
a harsh discordant sound
on a jar, on the jar, (of a door) slightly open; ajar
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].
[jahr] /dʒɑr/ verb (used without object), jarred, jarring. 1. to have a harshly unpleasant or perturbing effect on one’s nerves, feelings, thoughts, etc.: The sound of the alarm jarred. 2. to produce a harsh, grating sound; sound discordantly. 3. to vibrate audibly; rattle: The window jarred in the frame. 4. to vibrate or shake. 5. […]
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