ajar

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adjective or adverb \ə-ˈjär\

Definition of ajar

  1. :  slightly open <left the door ajar>

Origin and Etymology of ajar

earlier on char, from Middle English, from on + char turn — more at chare


First Known Use: 1559


AJAR Defined for English Language Learners

ajar

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adjective or adverb \ə-ˈjär\

Definition of ajar for English Language Learners

  • : slightly open


AJAR Defined for Kids

ajar

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adverb or adjective \ə-ˈjär\

Definition of ajar for Students

  1. :  slightly open <I left the door ajar.>



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