American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The part of a garment that encircles the neck.
- n. A necklace.
- n. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
- n. The cushioned part of a harness that presses against the shoulders of a draft animal.
- n. Biology An encircling structure or bandlike marking, as around the neck of an animal, suggestive of a collar.
- n. Any of various ringlike devices used to limit, guide, or secure a machine part.
- n. Slang An arrest, as of a criminal.
- v. To furnish with a collar.
- v. Slang To seize or detain.
- v. Slang To arrest (a criminal, for example).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something worn about the neck, whether for restraint, convenience, or ornament. Specifically— A band, usually of iron, worn by prisoners or slaves as a means of restraint or a badge of servitude.
- n. Anything resembling a collar; something in the form of collar, or analogous to a collar in situation. In architecture: A ring or cincture. A collar-beam.
- n. A sort of punch made of sack, cider, and sugar. The Cheats, 1662, in Wright.
- To seize by the collar.
- To put a collar on.
- To roll up and bind (a piece of meat): as, to collar beef. See collared beef, under collared.
- In racing slang, to draw up to; get even with or be neck-and-neck with in racing.
- In cricket, to become complete master of (the bowling): said of the batsman.
- To lay hold of; ‘nab’; take possession of; in foot-ball, to tackle.
- n. The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket, etc.) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric.
- n. A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline
- n. A chain worn around the neck
- n. A similar detachable item
- n. Anything that encircles the neck.
- n. A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identifie it.
- n. A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.
- n. technology Any encircling device or structure.
- n. in compounds Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.
- n. rail transport A physical lockout device to prevent operation of a mechanical signal lever.
- v. transitive To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
- v. transitive To place a collar on, to fit with one.
- v. transitive To seize, capture or detain.
- v. transitive To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
- v. law enforcement, transitive To arrest.
- v. figuratively, transitive To bind in conversation.
- v. transitive To roll up (beef or other meat) and bind it with string preparatory to cooking.
- v. BDSM To bind a submissive to a dominant under specific conditions or obligations.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint, or identification.
- n. A ring or cincture.
- n. A collar beam.
- n. (Bot.) The neck or line of junction between the root of a plant and its stem.
- n. An ornament worn round the neck by knights, having on it devices to designate their rank or order.
- n. A ringlike part of a mollusk in connection with esophagus.
- n. A colored ring round the neck of a bird or mammal.
- n. (Mech.) A ring or round flange upon, surrounding, or against an object, and used for restraining motion within given limits, or for holding something to its place, or for hiding an opening around an object.
- n. (Naut.) An eye formed in the bight or bend of a shroud or stay to go over the masthead; also, a rope to which certain parts of rigging, as dead-eyes, are secured.
- n. (Mining) A curb, or a horizontal timbering, around the mouth of a shaft.
- v. To seize by the collar.
- v. To put a collar on.
- v. to arrest, as a wanted criminal. Same as put the collar on.
- n. a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
- n. the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
- n. (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
- v. furnish with a collar
- n. a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part
- n. necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck
- n. anything worn or placed about the neck
- v. seize by the neck or collar
- n. the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot
- v. take into custody
- n. a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it
- n. a figurative restraint
- From Middle English coler, from Old French coler (Modern French collier, col), from Latin collare, from collum ("neck"). Cognate with Gothic (hals, "neck"), Old English heals ("neck"). More at halse. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English coler, from Old French colier, from Latin collāre, from collum, neck. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Police still haven't confirmed the device was a a bomb, but they called the bomb squad and evacuated houses nearby, so media reports are leading with the phrase "collar bomb.”
“Two of them the collar is awesome on and once conditioned I dont have to use it very often at all.”
“The shirt has a polo collar, and inside the collar is a high quality woven small blue label that reads Arsenal, while engineered in to the side seam is a small label featuring two Arsenal canons either side of the club motto, ‘Victoria Concordia Crescit,’ which translates as ‘Victory Through Harmony’ flanked by two canons.”
“Inside the collar is a woven small darkmaroon label that reads Arsenal.”
“With a few yellow and black band runnig across the chest, with the collar is all white.”
“When trout rivers churn with early-season runoff, a large (4 - to 6-inch) nightcrawler hooked once through the collar is the classic approach.”
“And many more -- I talked to one county sheriff who was in what we call a collar county around St. Louis where he said that his sheriff's department would take down 200 meth labs in that one county during the year.”
“The collar is about an inch wide, itself covered tightly with lace, fastening at the back with Velcro and thus adjustable.”
“Hook it through the collar -- run the point of your hook just under the collar from the back of the head toward the tail -- not too deep or you'll kill the cricket.”
“And the first shock it delivers will come while the collar is clasped around my leg.”
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