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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈd͡ʒɑː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈd͡ʒɑɹ/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ajar, on char (on [the] turn), from on (on) + char (turn, occasion), from Old English ċierr, cyrr (turn), from Old English ċierran (to turn, convert), equivalent to a- +‎ char. Akin to Dutch akerre, kier (ajar), German kehren (to turn). See char.

AdverbEdit

ajar (not comparable)

  1. Slightly turned or opened.
    The door was standing ajar.
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AdjectiveEdit

ajar (comparative more ajar, superlative most ajar)

  1. Slightly turned or opened.
    The door is ajar.
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VerbEdit

ajar (third-person singular simple present ajars, present participle ajarring, simple past and past participle ajarred)

  1. (rare, perhaps nonstandard) To turn or open slightly; to become ajar or to cause to become ajar; to be or to hang ajar.
    • 1970, John H. Evans, Mercer County law journal, Volume 10,
      A plainclothes detective knocked on a slightly ajarred door.
    • 1977, Bill Reed, Dogod,
      Yes, and the door also lops off stairs leading to a landing on whose landing is another door on whose hinges much of this story ajars, if it hasn't jarred too much already.
    • 2007, Loki, Shard of the Ancient,
      Just as the gates fully ajarred themselves, the Lamborghini soared through them, and out into the freedom of the poorly defined road.

Etymology 2Edit

a- (in, at) +‎ jar (discord, disagreement)

AdverbEdit

ajar (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Out of harmony.
  2. Being at variance or in contradiction to something.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.14:
      There is a sort of unexpressed concern, / A kind of shock that sets one's heart ajar [...].
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VerbEdit

ajar (third-person singular simple present ajars, present participle ajarring, simple past and past participle ajarred)

  1. (rare, perhaps nonstandard) To show variance or contradiction with something; to be or cause to be askew.
    • 1907, The English Illustrated Magazine, Volume 36,
      It clean deafened the two of us, and set all the crockery ware ajarring ; and when the neighbours heard it they came running into the street to see who was getting hurt.
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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay ajar, from Sanskrit आचार्य (ācārya, teacher, master).

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VerbEdit

ajar (used in the form mengajar)

  1. to teach

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit आचार्य (ācārya, teacher, master).

VerbEdit

ajar (used in the form mengajar)

  1. to teach

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SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From older ahajar, from Old Spanish haja.

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VerbEdit

ajar (first-person singular present ajo, first-person singular preterite ajé, past participle ajado)

  1. (transitive and reflexive) to fade, wither

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