Collar vs Chase - What's the difference?

collar | chase |

As a noun collar

is anything that encircles the neck.

As a verb collar

is to grab or seize by the collar or neck.

As a proper noun chase is

a botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist mary agnes chase (1869-1963).




(en noun)
  • 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 .
  • #*, chapter=5
  • , title= 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 , and red neckbands.}}
  • #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.
  • #:(Raymond)
  • (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.
  • :(Gray)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * blue-collar * bottle collar * brass-collar * change collars * choke collar * collar stud * collarbone * 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 * pink-collar * rain collar * Roman collar * sailor collar * shawl collar * storm collar * Vandyke collar * white-collar * white-collar crime * wing collar


    (en verb)
  • To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
  • To place a collar on, to fit with one.
  • Collar and leash aggressive dogs.
  • To seize, capture or detain.
  • To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
  • (law enforcement) To arrest.
  • (figuratively) To bind in conversation.
  • I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * collaring



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) chacier, from captio. Akin to catch.

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • The act of one who chases another; a pursuit.
  • A hunt.
  • (uncountable) A children's game where one player chases another.
  • * 1996 , Marla Pender McGhee, Quick & Fun Learning Activities for 1 Year Olds (page 25)
  • Some children like to be caught when playing chase , and others do not.
  • * 2009 , Martin J. Levin, We Were Relentless: A Family's Journey to Overcome Disability (page 41)
  • So we played chase up and down the concourses of the airport.
  • (British) A large country estate where game may be shot or hunted.
  • Anything being chased, especially a vessel in time of war.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Nay, Warwick, seek thee out some other chase , / For I myself must hunt this deer to death.
  • (nautical) Any of the guns that fire directly ahead or astern; either a bow chase or stern chase.
  • (real tennis) The occurrence of a second bounce by the ball in certain areas of the court, giving the server the chance, later in the game, to "play off" the chase from the receiving end and possibly win the point.
  • (real tennis) A division of the floor of a gallery, marked by a figure or otherwise; the spot where a ball falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary must drive the ball in order to gain a point.
  • Derived terms
    * cut to the chase * wild-goose chase


  • To pursue, to follow at speed.
  • To hunt.
  • To give chase; to hunt.
  • to chase around after a doctor
  • (nautical) To pursue a vessel in order to destroy, capture or interrogate her.
  • To dilute alcohol.
  • Chase vodka with orange juice to make a screwdriver.
  • (cricket) To attempt to win by scoring the required number of runs in the final innings.
  • Australia will be chasing 217 for victory on the final day.
  • (baseball) To swing at a pitch outside of the strike zone, typically an outside pitch
  • Jones chases one out of the zone for strike two.
  • (baseball) To produce enough offense to cause the pitcher to be removed
  • The rally chased the starter.
    * pursue
    Derived terms
    * chase after * chase one's tail * chase rainbows * chase the dragon
    See also
    * follow

    Etymology 2

    Perhaps from (etyl) , from (etyl) chasse, from (etyl) capsa.


    (en noun)
  • (printing) A rectangular steel or iron frame into which pages or columns of type are locked for printing or plate making.
  • Etymology 3

    Possibly from obsolete French , from (etyl), from Latin capsa, box. V., variant of “enchase”.


    (en noun)
  • A groove cut in an object; a slot: the chase for the quarrel on a crossbow.
  • (architecture) A trench or channel for drainpipes or wiring; an hollow space in the wall of a building containing ventilation ducts, chimney flues, wires, cables or plumbing.
  • The part of a gun in front of the trunnions.
  • The cavity of a mold.
  • (shipbuilding) A kind of joint by which an overlap joint is changed to a flush joint by means of a gradually deepening rabbet, as at the ends of clinker-built boats.
  • Verb

  • To groove; indent.
  • To cut (the thread of a screw).
  • To decorate (metal) by engraving or embossing.