Definition of collar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒlə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːlər//
    Parts of clothing
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  1. 1the part around the neck of a shirt, jacket or coat that usually folds down a coat with a fur collar I turned up my collar against the wind (= to keep warm). He always wears a collar and tie for work. see also blue-collar, dog collar, white-collar, wing collar See related entries: Parts of clothing
  2. 2a band of leather or plastic put around the neck of an animal, especially a dog a collar and lead/leash see also choke collar
  3. 3(specialist) a band made of a strong material that is put round something, such as a pipe or a piece of machinery, to make it stronger or to join two parts together
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French colier, from Latin collare ‘band for the neck, collar’, from collum ‘neck’.Extra examples He wore a collar and tie for the occasion. His collar was undone. His tie was knotted below his open collar. She turned up her coat collar for extra warmth. The dog slipped its collar and ran off. The minister had his dog collar on. The shirt had a button-down collar.Idioms (informal) angry or embarrassed He got very hot under the collar when I asked him where he'd been all day. See related entries: Embarrassment
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