• (now rare) Discord, contention; quarrelling.
  • A sense of alarm or dismay.
  • A small, approximately cylindrical container, normally made of glass or clay, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes.
  • A shake.


  • (transitive) To knock or strike sharply.

    "He hit it with a hammer, hoping he could jar it loose."

  • To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly.

    "The notes jarred on my ears."

  • (of the form, style, appearance, etc. of people and things) To look strangely different; to stand out awkwardly from its surroundings; to be incongruent.
  • (transitive) To shock or surprise.

    "I think the accident jarred him, as he hasn't gotten back in a car since."

  • To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.

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