collar

noun
col·​lar | \ ˈkä-lər How to pronounce collar (audio) \

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
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
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 How to pronounce collared (audio) \ adjective
collarless \ ˈkä-​lər-​ləs How to pronounce collarless (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for collar

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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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 The dog’s owner was advised to keep the dog’s invisible fence collar on and to keep the dog on his property. cleveland, "Resident told to keep dog in own yard: Gates Mills Police Blotter," 18 June 2020 The amount of work that is team-based and collaborative has been increasing, particularly among white-collar workers, according to Peter Cappelli, management professor at University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, "This might just be the end of the office as we know it," 17 June 2020 In 1989, Quaker Oats substantially revised the character’s look, adding pearl earrings and a lace collar. Tiffany Hsu, BostonGlobe.com, "Aunt Jemima brand to change name and image," 17 June 2020 But fleeing cities is a bigger gamble than many white-collar workers might realize. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "The High Cost of Panic-Moving," 15 June 2020 Its collar helps seal out rocks, sticks, pine needles and other debris. Popular Science, "The top trail-running shoes for people who love being outside," 15 June 2020 And the black-white wage disparity, which extends from blue-collar workers to those holding advanced degrees, has grown over the past 20 years. The Economist, "Business and race in America Bosses say they want to tackle racial injustice," 11 June 2020 For many white-collar workers, the pandemic has offered a glimpse of the kind of flexibility and autonomy that gig work has long offered. Eoin O'carroll, The Christian Science Monitor, "Uber and under: Why gig workers struggle in pandemic," 9 June 2020 Casually chewing his bubble gum and occasionally blowing bubbles in the heat of battle, Hollins put a collar on Doug Collins of the Sixers and reduced him to an ordinary-looking player. oregonlive, "‘A team all the way’: Recalling the Portland Trail Blazers’ NBA championship, 43 years later," 5 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb This collared shirt blocks UVA and UBA with UPF 30. Outdoor Life, "Four shirts that look good, feel good, and protect your skin while you enjoy the outdoors," 20 May 2020 Animals collared for research in the GYE favor long migration routes. Popular Science, "GPS collars help wildlife researchers answer important questions," 23 Mar. 2020 The five-year study started late in 2016 when some predators were collared. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: SW Wisconsin CWD, deer and predator research project in final year of field work," 14 Mar. 2020 Chancel and pulpit, once reserved for a choir and collared cleric, now go unused. G. Jeffrey Macdonald, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pastor-sharing: For clergy, a holy hustle and labor of love," 14 Apr. 2020 Animals collared for research in the GYE favor long migration routes. Popular Science, "GPS collars help wildlife researchers answer important questions," 23 Mar. 2020 Animals collared for research in the GYE favor long migration routes. Kris Millgate, Outdoor Life, "5 Things Researchers Learn From GPS Collars," 18 Mar. 2020 The outfit was comprised of two parts: A sparkly, sleeveless collared shirt, and a wavy miniskirt cinched in at the waist by a black belt. Jenny Hollander, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner Stuns at the Grammys in a Miniskirt and Berry Lip," 27 Jan. 2020 Another obstacle is that police are not always obliging when Fonda tries to get collared. Barbara Demick, The New Yorker, "Jane Fonda’s Climate-Change Star Power," 27 Dec. 2019

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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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Time Traveler for collar

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The first known use of collar was in the 13th century

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24 Jun 2020

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“Collar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collar. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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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
How to pronounce collar (audio)

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
technical : 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)

informal
: 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 How to pronounce collar (audio) \

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 How to pronounce collar (audio) \

Medical Definition of collar

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

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