Definition of ajar adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈdʒɑː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒɑːr//
[not before noun]
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(of a door) slightly open I'll leave the door ajar. The office door stood ajar. Word Origin late 17th cent.: from a- ‘on’ + obsolete char (Old English cerr) ‘a turn, return’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ajar