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.
Jar·ring a. Shaking; disturbing; discordant. “A jarring sound.”
1. A shaking; a tremulous motion; as, the jarring of a steamship, caused by its engines.
2. Discord; a clashing of interests. “Endless jarrings and immortal hate.”
n 1: a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without
2: the quantity contained in a jar; "he drank a jar of beer"
3: a sudden impact; "the door closed with a jolt" [syn: jolt,
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
5: place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"
[also: jarring, jarred]
adj 1: making or causing a harsh and irritating sound; "the jarring
noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"
2: characterized by rough motion; "a bumpy ride" [syn: bumpy,