Anything that encircles the neck.
#The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket, etc.) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric.
#*:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar .
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars
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#A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline.
#A chain worn around the neck.
#A similar detachable item.
#A coloured ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
#A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identify it.
#A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.
A piece of meat from the neck of an animal.
(lb) Any encircling device or structure.
#(lb) A physical lockout device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever.
#(lb) A ring or cincture.
#(lb) A collar beam.
#(lb) A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
(lb) Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.
(lb) The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.
A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with the esophagus.
(lb) An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured.
* bottle collar
* change collars
* choke collar
* collar stud
* collared lizard
* dog collar
* equity collar
* Eton collar
* feel someone's collar
* flea collar
* floatation collar
* head collar
* hot under the collar
* interest rate collar
* mandarin collar
* Peter Pan collar
* rain collar
* Roman collar
* sailor collar
* shawl collar
* storm collar
* Vandyke collar
* white-collar crime
* wing collar
To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
To place a collar on, to fit with one.
To seize, capture or detain.
To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
(law enforcement) To arrest.
(figuratively) To bind in conversation.
- Collar and leash aggressive dogs.
To roll up (beef or other meat) and bind it with string preparatory to cooking.
(BDSM) To bind a submissive to a dominant under specific conditions or obligations.
- I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.
To cause (something) to change its shape into a curve, by physical force, chemical action, or any other means.
- If you bend the pipe too far, it will break.
To become curved.
- Don’t bend your knees.
To cause to change direction.
- Look at the trees bending in the wind.
- Bend thine ear to supplication.
* Sir Walter Scott
- Towards Coventry bend we our course.
To change direction.
- bending her eyes upon her parent
To be inclined; to direct itself.
- The road bends to the right
- to whom our vows and wishes bend
To bow in prayer, or in token of submission.
- He bent down to pick up the pieces.
To force to submit.
- Each to his great Father bends .
- They bent me to their will.
- except she bend her humour
To apply to a task or purpose.
- I am bending to my desire to eat junk food.
- He bent the company's resources to gaining market share.
* Alexander Pope
- to bend his mind to any public business
To apply oneself to a task or purpose.
- when to mischief mortals bend their will
To adapt or interpret to for a purpose or beneficiary.
(nautical) To tie, as in securing a line to a cleat; to shackle a chain to an anchor; make fast.
- He bent to the goal of gaining market share.
(music) To smoothly change the pitch of a note.
- Bend the sail to the yard.
(nautical) To swing the body when rowing.
- You should bend the G slightly sharp in the next measure.
* bend down
* bend over
* bend over backwards
* bend somebody's ear
* on bended knee
* bend one's elbow
* bend out of shape
* bend the truth
* 1968 , (Johnny Cash),
* , chapter=1
- I hear the train a comin'/It's rolling round the bend
Mr. Pratt's Patients
, passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend
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(nautical) Any of the various knots which join the ends of two lines.
A severe condition caused by excessively quick decompression, causing bubbles of nitrogen to form in the blood; decompression sickness.
(heraldiccharge) One of the honourable ordinaries formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base; it generally occupies a fifth part of the shield if uncharged, but if charged one third.
(obsolete) Turn; purpose; inclination; ends.
In the leather trade, the best quality of sole leather; a butt.
(mining) Hard, indurated clay; bind.
(nautical, in the plural) The thickest and strongest planks in a ship's sides, more generally called wales, which have the beams, knees, and futtocks bolted to them.
(nautical, in the plural) The frames or ribs that form the ship's body from the keel to the top of the sides.
- Farewell, poor swain; thou art not for my bend .
- the midship bends
* around the bend
* bend sinister
* drive somebody round the bend
* in bend
* sheet bend
* string bend