ajar adv
When is a door not a door? When it's ajar. jar n

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  • ajar — ajar1 [ə jär′] adv., adj. [ME on char, a char < OE cier, a turn: see CHORE] slightly open [the door stood ajar] ajar2 [ə jär′] adv., adj. [ A 1 + JAR1] not in harmony …   English World dictionary

  • Ajar — A*jar , adv. [OE. on char ajar, on the turn; AS. cerr, cyrr, turn, akin to G. kehren to turn, and to D. akerre. See {Char}.] Slightly turned or opened; as, the door was standing ajar. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ajar — A*jar , adv. [Pref. a + jar.] In a state of discord; out of harmony; as, he is ajar with the world. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ajar — [adj/adv] slightly open open, unclosed, unlatched, unshut; concept 586 Ant. closed …   New thesaurus

  • ajar — ajar1 /euh jahr /, adj., adv. neither entirely open nor entirely shut; partly open: The door was ajar. [1350 1400; ME on char on the turn; see A 1, CHAR3] ajar2 /euh jahr /, adv., adj. in contradiction to; at variance with: a story ajar with the… …   Universalium

  • ajar — I a•jar [[t]əˈdʒɑr[/t]] adj. adv. neither entirely open nor entirely shut; partly open • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME on char on the turn; see a I, char III II a•jar [[t]əˈdʒɑr[/t]] adv. adj. in contradiction to; at variance with: a story ajar with… …   From formal English to slang

  • ajar — I adj, adv partly open, open; unlatched, unclosed, unsecured. II 2adj, adv at variance, in contradiction, incongruous, clashing, grating, discordant, inharmonious; Inf. out of kilter, Sl. out of whack, amiss …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • ajar — 1. adv. & predic.adj. (of a door) slightly open. Etymology: A(2) + obs. char f. OE cerr a turn 2. adv. out of harmony. Etymology: A(2) + JAR(2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • slightly — adv. Slightly is used with these adjectives: ↑abashed, ↑absurd, ↑afraid, ↑aggrieved, ↑agitated, ↑ajar, ↑alarmed, ↑alarming, ↑aloof, ↑ambiguous, ↑amused, ↑amusing …   Collocations dictionary

  • mettre — [ mɛtr ] v. tr. <conjug. : 56> • Xe; lat. mittere « envoyer » et « mettre » en lat. pop I ♦ A ♦ Faire changer de lieu. 1 ♦ Faire passer (une chose) dans un lieu, dans un endroit, à une place (où elle n était pas). ⇒ 1. placer; …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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