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 October 5, 2022, 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. 5 Oct. 2022. http://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 5 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48IJQ1XVSXWQK2U.