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collar

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noun col·lar \ˈkä-lər\

Definition of collar

  1. 1 :  a band, strip, or chain worn around the neck: such asa :  a band that serves to finish or decorate the neckline of a garmentb :  a short necklacec :  a band placed about the neck of an animald :  a part of the harness of draft animals fitted over the shoulders and taking strain when a load is drawne :  an indication of control :  a token of subserviencef :  a protective or supportive device (such as a brace or cast) worn around the neckg :  clerical collar

  2. 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. 3 :  any of various animal structures or markings similar to a collar

  4. 4 :  an act of collaring :  arrest, capture

collared

play \ˈkä-lərd\ adjective

collarless

play \ˈkä-lər-ləs\ adjective

Examples of collar in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of collar from the Web

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Origin and Etymology 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


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collar

verb col·lar

Definition of collar

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to seize by the collar or neckb :  arrest, grabc :  to get control of :  preempt we can collar nearly the whole of this market — Roald Dahld :  to stop and detain in unwilling conversation collar the guest of honor

  3. 2 :  to put a collar on collar a dog

Examples of collar in a Sentence

  1. The police collared the guy a few blocks from the scene.

  2. He collared me on my way out the door.

Recent Examples of collar from the Web

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First Known Use of collar

1613



COLLAR Defined for English Language Learners

collar

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noun

Definition of collar for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of collar for English Language Learners

  • : to catch or arrest (someone)

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


COLLAR Defined for Kids

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collar

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noun col·lar \ˈkä-lər\

Definition of collar for Students

  1. 1 :  the part of a piece of clothing that fits around a person's neck

  2. 2 :  a band of material worn around an animal's neck

  3. 3 :  a ring used to hold something (as a pipe) in place

collarless

\-ləs\ adjective

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collar

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verb col·lar

Definition of collar for Students

collared

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collaring

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


Medical Dictionary

collar

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noun col·lar \ˈkäl-ər\

Medical Definition of collar

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



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