From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .
A small, approximately cylindrical container, normally made of glass or clay, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes.
* cookie jar
* jam jar, jamjar
* mason jar
* spice jar
Unknown; perhaps imitative.
To knock or strike sharply.
To shock or surprise.
- He hit it with a hammer, hoping he could jar it loose.
To look strangely different; to stand out awkwardly from its surroundings; to be incongruent.
To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly.
- I think the accident jarred him, as he hasn't gotten back in a car since.
- The notes jarred on my ears.
- When such strings jar , what hope of harmony?
To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.
- A string may jar in the best master's hand.
- When those renowned noble peers Greece / Through stubborn pride among themselves did jar .
- For orders and degrees / Jar not with liberty, but well consist.
A sense of alarm or dismay.
Discord, contention; quarrelling.
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.ii:
* 1612 , John Smith, Proceedings , in Kupperman 1988, page 122:
- He maketh warre, he maketh peace againe, / And yet his peace is but continuall iarre [...].
- To redresse those jarres and ill proceedings, the Councell in England altered the governement and devolved the authoritie to the Lord De-la-ware.
* (knock sharply) (l)
An inexpensive, disposable box-like creation fashioned from either paper, paper with wax-covering (wax paper), or other lightweight material. It is designed to hold things for a short period of time and be discarded or recycled after use.