Meaning of jar
- a broad-mouthed container, usually cylindrical and of glass or earthenware: a cookie jar.
- the quantity such a container can or does hold.
— v., n. jarred, jar•ring,
- to have a harshly unpleasant or perturbing effect on one's nerves, feelings, thoughts, etc.: The sound of the alarm jarred.
- to produce a harsh, grating sound; sound discordantly.
- to vibrate audibly; rattle: The window jarred in the frame.
- to vibrate or shake.
- to conflict, clash, or disagree.
- to cause to rattle or shake.
- to have a sudden and unpleasant effect upon (the feelings, nerves, etc.): The burglary violently jarred their sense of security.
- to cause to sound harshly or discordantly.
- a jolt or shake; a vibrating movement, as from concussion.
- a sudden unpleasant effect upon the mind or feelings; shock.
- a harsh, grating sound.
- a discordant sound or combination of sounds.
- a quarrel or disagreement, esp. a minor one.
- a turn or turning.
- partly opened; ajar: The window was on the jar.
- jar (Thesaurus)