collar

noun
col·​lar | \ˈkä-lər \

Definition of collar 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a band, strip, or chain worn around the neck: such 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 (such as a brace or cast) worn around the neck

g : clerical collar

2 : something resembling a collar in shape or use (such 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

collar

verb
collared; collaring; collars

Definition of collar (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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

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Other Words from collar

Noun

collared \ˈkä-​lərd \ adjective
collarless \ˈkä-​lər-​ləs \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for collar

Synonyms: Noun

choker, dog collar, lei, necklace

Synonyms: Verb

apprehend, arrest, bust [slang], nab, nail, nick [British slang], pick up, pinch, pull in, restrain, run in, seize

Antonyms: Verb

discharge

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Examples of collar in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

The police collared the guy a few blocks from the scene. He collared me on my way out the door.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Packaging includes a grooming brush, collar and adoption certificate. Rachel Siegel, The Seattle Times, "Hottest toys for Christmas (unicorn poop included)," 28 Nov. 2018 General Motors will stop production at five factories in the U.S. and Canada next year, cutting more than 14,000 blue-collar and salaried jobs in a bid to trim costs. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Google spends $1 billion on a 52-acre office park in space-constrained Silicon Valley," 27 Nov. 2018 Pumarol dismisses the idea that Amazon will boost job creation in neighborhoods that need them most since many of the HQ2 jobs will be white collar, and few are likely to go to people of color. Natt Garun, The Verge, "For Queens residents, Amazon’s HQ2 isn’t arriving without a fight," 20 Nov. 2018 Cindy was last seen on April 20, 1986, after going to a Dairy Queen in Eastpointe, a mostly blue-collar suburb north of Detroit. Mike Householder And Corey Williams, chicagotribune.com, "Police resume digging for remains of up to 7 missing girls in Michigan," 9 May 2018 Wrap foil band around cake to form a snug collar and secure with tape. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, "Is Boston Cream Pie the World’s Most Delicious...Cake?," 9 Nov. 2018 The jacket zips up into a high-neck collar, all the better to actually wear it outside this winter. Buy it: $70, reebok.com 4. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "Cardi B Partnered With Reebok—Here Are 6 Ways to Get Her Throwback '90s Look," 9 Nov. 2018 Nevertheless, the piece was similar to Kate's featuring a black collar and large black buttons. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Had a Princess Diana Moment in Her Gray Blazer," 30 Oct. 2018 My first sheets had button-downs like oxford collar shirts. Pamela Hanson, Town & Country, "Ralph Lauren Talks Family, Fashion, and His Global Empire's 50th Anniversary," 10 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Especially for the beginners not yet cozy with violence, the weight of constantly grappling with your doubts and fears gives fighters a weary sloth-like appearance that is collared in many of Mr. Fink’s pre-fight shots. Gordon Marino, WSJ, "‘Larry Fink: The Boxing Photographs’ Review: A Ringside View of Humanity," 3 Oct. 2018 For her nephew's special day at St James's Palace, the socialite arrived in a baby blue collared dress and matching fascinator. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Wears Blue for Prince Louis' Christening," 9 July 2018 Such phones, now ubiquitous in the rich world, mean many human beings have, in essence, voluntarily radio-collared themselves. The Economist, "At any given time in their lives, people have two dozen regular haunts," 28 June 2018 Dean Crouch, an assistant store manager at a Tallahassee Academy Sports + Outdoors branch, chased the man, collared him with a tackle at the exit doors and brought him inside the office to await Tallahassee police on the afternoon of June 29. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "A man stole a gun from a store, cops say. But what a manager did next got him fired.," 12 July 2018 Miu Miu collared shirt, Price upon request at Miu Miu. Allison P. Davis, The Cut, "Snail Mail Can Control Her Feelings and Yours, Too," 20 June 2018 Some lion mothers who were collared and tracked feasted almost entirely on mustangs, and taught their young to do the same. New York Times, "Let Mountain Lions Eat Horses," 12 May 2018 Young said as many as 50 coyotes have left the Presidio, including one collared male that was run over and killed in 2016 on Highway 280 in Los Gatos. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "Coyote alert: SF is home to seven new pups in the Presidio," 4 June 2018 Photographer: Ryan Segedi, Prop Stylist: Chloe Daley, Soft stylist: Trina Ong at Halley Resources No one shirt gives off easy, breezy summertime vibes quite like a camp-collared button-up. Yang-yi Goh, GQ, "The Best Camp Shirts Make Every Day Feel Like a Vacation," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of collar

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for collar

Noun

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

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collar

noun

Financial Definition of collar

What It Is

A collar option strategy, also known as a "hedge wrapper," is used to lock in the maximum gain and maximum loss of a stock. To execute a collar, an investor buys a stock and an out-of-the-money put option while simultaneously selling an out-of-the-money call option.

How It Works

In a collar, the investor has a long position in a stock, so he benefits when the shares increase in price.  To implement a successful collar strategy, the strike price for the call he's selling needs to be above that of the put he's buying. Both options should also have the same expiration date.

For example, say you own 100 shares of Company XYZ at $45. To implement a proper collar, you buy a put with a strike price of $43 and sell a call with a strike price of $47. The expiration date on both options is the same.

If XYZ rises above $47, the buyer of the call will exercise his option, and you must sell him 100 shares of XYZ at $47, even if shares are selling for more than that in the market. Regardless of how high the price goes, you make a $2 profit.

If Company XYZ falls below $43, then you only lose $2 a share, because you have the right to sell 100 shares of XYZ at $43, even if they are trading below that price.

If XYZ is trading between $43 and $47 when the expiration date arrives, the options expire worthless, and you keep your shares at the current market value.

Note that the collar ensures you can't lose or make more than $2 on the trade no matter how high XYZ rises or how low it falls. You have a stop on the upside, but you also have a stop on the downside.

Why It Matters

The primary benefit of a collar option is to limit downside risk. Collars also limit profits on the upside, which is why they are most frequently used during down markets.

Collars are a conservative strategy and are generally implemented to protect profits, not generate them. Investors need to always be assessing the risk/reward ratio of every position they're considering. Fortunately, the risk/reward scenario for collars is clear: It's low risk, low reward.

On the other hand, if your threshold for risk is low, collars are a fine way to protect your portfolio from the unexpected.

[Learn more about collar option strategies in the InvestingAnswers feature: Add Protection Against a Market Downturn With Collar Options.]

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collar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of collar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

collar

verb

English Language Learners Definition of collar (Entry 2 of 2)

: to catch or arrest (someone)

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

collar

noun
col·​lar | \ˈkä-lər \

Kids Definition of collar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Other Words from collar

collarless \-​ləs \ adjective

collar

verb
collared; collaring

Kids Definition of collar (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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collar

noun
col·​lar | \ˈkäl-ər \

Medical Definition of collar 

: a protective or supporting device (such as a brace or cast) worn around the neck

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