\ ə-ˈjär How to pronounce ajar (audio) \

Definition of ajar

: slightly open left the door ajar

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Henderson, with gun drawn and other armed officers behind him, approached the bedroom door, which was slightly ajar. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Aurora officer who fatally shot machete-wielding man cleared of criminal charges," 11 June 2019 However, the door was slightly ajar, and the force of using her key pushed the door open, despite the fact that her key did not open the lock. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder after the Botham Jean shooting," 30 Nov. 2018 However, the door was slightly ajar, and the force of using her key pushed the door open, despite the fact that her key did not open the lock. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder after the Botham Jean shooting," 30 Nov. 2018 However, the door was slightly ajar, and the force of using her key pushed the door open, despite the fact that her key did not open the lock. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder after the Botham Jean shooting," 30 Nov. 2018 However, the door was slightly ajar, and the force of using her key pushed the door open, despite the fact that her key did not open the lock. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder after the Botham Jean shooting," 30 Nov. 2018 However, the door was slightly ajar, and the force of using her key pushed the door open, despite the fact that her key did not open the lock. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder after the Botham Jean shooting," 30 Nov. 2018 However, the door was slightly ajar, and the force of using her key pushed the door open, despite the fact that her key did not open the lock. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder after the Botham Jean shooting," 30 Nov. 2018 However, the door was slightly ajar, and the force of using her key pushed the door open, despite the fact that her key did not open the lock. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder after the Botham Jean shooting," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of ajar

1559, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ajar

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

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ajar

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of ajar

: slightly open
\ ə-ˈjär How to pronounce ajar (audio) \

Kids Definition of ajar

: slightly open I left the door ajar.

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