Definition of jar
- a pottery jar
- a cookie jar
- ate an entire jar of pickles
First Known Use: 1592See Words from the same year
The loss jarred his confidence in the team.
The earthquake jarred the tiles loose.
The tiles jarred loose in the earthquake.
First Known Use: 1526See Words from the same year
: to have a harsh or unpleasant effect on someone or something
: to hit or shake (something) forcefully
: to make (someone) feel uneasy
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