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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 jar /ˈʤɑr/
 廣口瓶,震動,刺耳聲(vi.)震驚,衝突,發刺耳聲,不一致(vt.)震動,刺激

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jar n.  A turn.
 Note: [Only in phrase.]
 On the jar, on the turn, ajar, as a door.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jar n.
 1.  A deep, broad-mouthed vessel of earthenware or glass, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes; as, a jar of honey; a rose jar.
 2.  The measure of what is contained in a jar; as, a jar of oil; a jar of preserves.
 Bell jar, Leyden jar. See in the Vocabulary.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jar, v. i.  [imp. & p. p. Jarred p. pr. & vb. n. Jarring ]
 1.  To  give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly; as, the notes jarred on my ears.
    When such strings jar, what hope of harmony ?   --Shak.
    A string may jar in the best master's hand.   --Roscommon.
 2.  To act in opposition or disagreement; to clash; to interfere; to quarrel; to dispute.
 When those renowned noble peers Greece
 Through stubborn pride among themselves did jar.   --Spenser.
 For orders and degrees
 Jar not with liberty, but well consist.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jar, v. t.
 1. To cause a short, tremulous motion of, to cause to tremble, as by a sudden shock or blow; to shake; to shock; as, to jar the earth; to jar one's faith.
 2.  To tick; to beat; to mark or tell off. [Obs.]
 My thoughts are minutes, and with sighs they jar
 Their watches on unto mine eyes.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Jar, n.
 1. A rattling, tremulous vibration or shock; a shake; a harsh sound; a discord; as, the jar of a train; the jar of harsh sounds.
 2.  Clash of interest or opinions; collision; discord; debate; slight disagreement.
    And yet his peace is but continual jar.   --Spenser.
    Cease, cease these jars, and rest your minds in peace.   --Shak.
 3.  A regular vibration, as of a pendulum.
    I love thee not a jar of the clock.   --Shak.
 4.  pl. In deep well boring, a device resembling two long chain links, for connecting a percussion drill to the rod or rope which works it, so that the drill is driven down by impact and is jerked loose when jammed.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 jar
      n 1: a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without
           handles
      2: the quantity contained in a jar; "he drank a jar of beer"
         [syn: jarful]
      3: a sudden impact; "the door closed with a jolt" [syn: jolt,
          jounce]
      v 1: be incompatible; be or come into conflict; "These colors
           clash" [syn: clash, collide]
      2: move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion [syn: jolt]
      3: shock physically; "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"
         [syn: shake up, bump around]
      4: affect in a disagreeable way; "This play jarred the
         audience"
      5: place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"
      [also: jarring, jarred]