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1collar

noun col·lar \ˈkä-lər\

: a part of a piece of clothing that fits around a person's neck and is usually folded down

: a band of leather, plastic, etc., worn around an animal's neck

: a ring or band used to hold something (such as a pipe or a part of a machine) in place

Full Definition of COLLAR

1
:  a band, strip, or chain worn around the neck: as
a :  a band that serves to finish or decorate the neckline of a garment
b :  a short necklace
c :  a band placed about the neck of an animal
d :  a part of the harness of draft animals fitted over the shoulders and taking strain when a load is drawn
e :  an indication of control :  a token of subservience
f :  a protective or supportive device (as a brace or cast) worn around the neck
g :  clerical collar
2
:  something resembling a collar in shape or use (as a ring or round flange to restrain motion or hold something in place)
3
:  any of various animal structures or markings similar to a collar
4
:  an act of collaring :  arrest, capture
col·lared \-lərd\ adjective
col·lar·less \-lər-ləs\ adjective

Examples of COLLAR

  1. He wore a shirt with a tight-fitting collar.
  2. She grabbed me by the collar.
  3. I bought a new collar for the dog.

Origin of COLLAR

Middle English coler, from Anglo-French, from Latin collare, from collum neck; akin to Old English heals neck, and probably to Old English hwēol wheel — more at wheel
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to COLLAR

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Rhymes with COLLAR

2collar

verb

: to catch or arrest (someone)

: to stop (someone) in order to talk : to force (someone) to have a conversation

Full Definition of COLLAR

transitive verb
1
a :  to seize by the collar or neck
b :  arrest, grab
c :  to get control of :  preempt <we can collar nearly the whole of this market — Roald Dahl>
d :  to stop and detain in unwilling conversation <collar the guest of honor>
2
:  to put a collar on <collar a dog>

Examples of COLLAR

  1. The police collared the guy a few blocks from the scene.
  2. He collared me on my way out the door.

First Known Use of COLLAR

1613

Rhymes with COLLAR

COLLAR Defined for Kids

1collar

noun col·lar \ˈkä-lər\

Definition of COLLAR for Kids

1
:  the part of a piece of clothing that fits around a person's neck
2
:  a band of material worn around an animal's neck
3
:  a ring used to hold something (as a pipe) in place
col·lar·less \-ləs\ adjective

2collar

verb
col·laredcol·lar·ing

Definition of COLLAR for Kids

:  to seize by or as if by the collar :  capture, grab
Medical Dictionary

collar

noun col·lar \ˈkäl-ər\

Medical Definition of COLLAR

:  a band (as of cotton) worn around the neck for therapeutic purposes (as protection, support, or retention of body heat)
July 27, 2015
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to move off course or to alternate
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