Jar vs Carton - What's the difference?

jar | carton |

As an initialism jar

is (software|java).

As a noun carton is

cardboard, paperboard.



(wikipedia jar)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A small, approximately cylindrical container, normally made of glass or clay, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes.
  • Synonyms
    * pot
    Derived terms
    * cookie jar * jam jar, jamjar * mason jar * spice jar

    Etymology 2

    Unknown; perhaps imitative.


  • To knock or strike sharply.
  • He hit it with a hammer, hoping he could jar it loose.
  • To shock or surprise.
  • I think the accident jarred him, as he hasn't gotten back in a car since.
  • 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.
  • The notes jarred on my ears.
  • * Shakespeare:
  • When such strings jar , what hope of harmony?
  • * Roscommon:
  • A string may jar in the best master's hand.
  • To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.
  • * Spenser:
  • When those renowned noble peers Greece / Through stubborn pride among themselves did jar .
  • * Milton:
  • For orders and degrees / Jar not with liberty, but well consist.


    (en noun)
  • A shake.
  • A sense of alarm or dismay.
  • Discord, contention; quarrelling.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.ii:
  • He maketh warre, he maketh peace againe, / And yet his peace is but continuall iarre [...].
  • * 1612 , John Smith, Proceedings , in Kupperman 1988, page 122:
  • 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)
    Derived terms
    * (l)


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    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Anagrams

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