American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Partially opened: left the door ajar.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Out of harmony; jarring.
- On the turn; neither quite open nor shut; partly opened: said of a door.
- adv. Slightly turned or opened.
- adv. Being at variance or in contradiction to something.
- adj. Slightly turned or opened.
- v. rare, perhaps nonstandard To turn or open slightly; to become ajar or to cause to become ajar; to be or to hang ajar.
- v. rare, perhaps nonstandard To show variance or contradiction with something; to be or cause to be askew.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Slightly turned or opened.
- adv. In a state of discord; out of harmony.
- adj. slightly open
- 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. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English on char : on, in; see on + char, turn (from Old English cierr). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“After the 7 minutes, slip the handle of a wooden spoon into the door to keep in ajar.”
“Notwithstanding the Constitution was undermined and ridden with wording so as to leave the door to American soverignity ajar, that is a deception that can be corrected and why hasn't it been these two centuries later?”
“Not wide open, but what is called ajar -- manifestly not locked or barred, but not sufficiently open for one to look in.”
“Kalau Nazri sudah kurang ajar akapada TDM, pemimpin yang banyak berjasa kapada negara, saya fikir tak perlu kita panggil dia YB lagi.”
“Me and a friend were walking thru a mall and saw someone with low rise sweats, "ajar" to partially show a lower-back tat, and of course, generous back fat.”
“Which is undoubtedly a comforting distinction if you’re the guy who had to pee in ajar.”
“Do you think the picture gains, or loses, by representing the door as "ajar" instead of wide open?”
“We had lots of brainstorms, loads of suggestions and ideas were written down; some will be available during 'ajar', some have been filed away for the future.”
“So if you need a door ajar or else without the cat running through it, placing the bottle in the doorway will usually keep it away.”
“We may gain the next slide guitar virtuoso from someone making that door ajar through their small diverse radio station.”
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