American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Jar

J`AR, v.i. To strike together with a short rattle or tremulous sound; to strike untunably or harshly; to strike discordantly; as a jarring sound.

A string may jar in the best master’s hand.

1. To clash; to interfere; to act in opposition; to be inconsistent.

For orders and degrees

Jar not with liberty, but well consist.

2. To quarrel; to dispute; to clash in words.

3. To vibrate regularly; to repeat the same sound.

J`AR, v.t. To shake; to cause to tremble; to cause a short tremulous motion in a thing.

J`AR, n. A rattling vibration of sound; a shake; as a trembling jar.

1. A harsh sound; discord.

2. Clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate.

And yet his peace is but continual jar.

3. The state of a door half open, or ready to move and strike the post.

4. Repetition of the noise made by the pendulum of a clock.

J`AR, n. A vessel with a large belly and broad mouth, made of earth or glass; as a jar of honey.

We say, an electrical battery of nine jars.

1. A certain measure; as a jar of oil.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Jar," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 20, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48IJQ1XVSXWQK2U.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Jar." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 20 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48IJQ1XVSXWQK2U.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Jar' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48IJQ1XVSXWQK2U.