American English

Definition of jar noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a round glass container, with a lid, used for storing food a storage jar
  2. 2[countable] a jar and what it contains a jar of coffee
  3. 3[countable] a tall container with a wide mouth, with or without handles, used in the past for carrying water, etc. a water jar see also bell jar
  4. 4[singular] an unpleasant shock, especially from two things being suddenly shaken or hit The fall gave him a nasty jar.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: jar