jarless

jar

1 [jahr]
noun
1.
a broad-mouthed container, usually cylindrical and of glass or earthenware: a cookie jar.
2.
the quantity such a container can or does hold.

Origin:
1585–95; < Middle French jarre < Old Provençal jarra < Arabic jarrah earthen water vessel

jarless, adjective
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jar1 (dʒɑː)
 
n
1.  a wide-mouthed container that is usually cylindrical, made of glass or earthenware, and without handles
2.  Also: jarful the contents or quantity contained in a jar
3.  informal (Brit) a glass of alcoholic drink, esp beer: to have a jar with someone
4.  obsolete a measure of electrical capacitance
 
[C16: from Old French jarre, from Old Provençal jarra, from Arabic jarrah large earthen vessel]

jar2 (dʒɑː)
 
vb , jars, jarring, jarred
1.  to vibrate or cause to vibrate
2.  to make or cause to make a harsh discordant sound
3.  (often foll by on) to have a disturbing or painful effect (on the nerves, mind, etc)
4.  (intr) to disagree; clash
 
n
5.  a jolt or shock
6.  a harsh discordant sound
 
[C16: probably of imitative origin; compare Old English cearran to creak]
 
'jarring2
 
adj
 
'jarringly2
 
adv

jar3 (dʒɑː)
 
n
on a jar, on the jar (of a door) slightly open; ajar
 
[C17 (in the sense: turn): from earlier char, from Old English cierran to turn; see ajar1]

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Word Origin & History

jar
"to make a harsh, grating sound," 1526, usually said to be echoic or imitative, but no one explains how, or of what. Fig. sense of "have an unpleasant effect on" is from 1538.

jar
"cylindrical vessel," 1421, possibly from M.Fr. jarre "liquid measure" (smaller than a barrel), from Prov. jarra, from Arabic jarrah "earthen water vessel" (whence also Sp. jarra, It. giarra).
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