AJAR

ajar

(adjective) slightly open; “the door was ajar”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Adverb

ajar (not comparable)

Slightly turned or opened.

Adjective

ajar (comparative more ajar, superlative most ajar)

Slightly turned or opened.

Verb

ajar (third-person singular simple present ajars, present participle ajarring, simple past and past participle ajarred)

(rare, perhaps nonstandard) To turn or open slightly; to become ajar or to cause to become ajar; to be or to hang ajar.

Etymology 2

Adverb

ajar (not comparable)

(archaic) Out of harmony.

Being at variance or in contradiction to something.

Verb

ajar (third-person singular simple present ajars, present participle ajarring, simple past and past participle ajarred)

(rare, perhaps nonstandard) To show variance or contradiction with something; to be or cause to be askew.

Anagrams

• raja

Etymology

Noun

Ajar (plural Ajars)

A member of an ethnographic group of Georgians.

Anagrams

• raja

Source: Wiktionary


A*jar", adv. Etym: [OE. on char ajar, on the turn; AS. cerr, cyrr, turn, akin to G. kehren to turn, and to D. akerre. See Char.]

Definition: Slightly turned or opened; as, the door was standing ajar.

A*jar", adv. Etym: [Pref. a- + jar.]

Definition: In a state of discord; out of harmony; as, he is ajar with the world.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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