American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several ganoid fishes of the family Lepisosteidae of fresh and brackish waters of North and Central America, having long narrow jaws, an elongated body, and a long snout.
- n. A similar or related fish, such as the needlefish. Also called garfish, garpike.
- v. Scots To cause or compel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spear: an element in certain proper names of Anglo-Saxon origin, as Edgar (AS. Eádgār, happy or fortunate spear), Ethelgar (AS. Aethelgār, noble spear), etc.
- n. [Abbr. of garfish.] A garfish; one of several different fishes, belonging to different orders, which have a long sharp snout or beak, likened to a spear; a bill-fish: as, the common gar, Belone vulgaris; especially, in the United States, a ganoid fish of the family Lepidosteidœ; a garpike.
- To cause; make; force; compel.
- n. Mud; ooze; dirt; slime.
- n. Vegetable slime found adhering to ships' bottoms.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any slender marine fish of the genera Belone and Tylosurus. See garfish.
- n. The gar pike. See Alligator gar (under alligator), and Gar pike.
- v. Obs. or Scot. To cause; to make.
- n. elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters
- n. primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
- From Middle English garren, gerren, from Old Norse gera, gerva (Swedish göra, Danish gjöre), from Proto-Germanic *garwijanan. Compare yare. (Wiktionary)
- Short for garfish.Middle English geren, from Old Norse gera, to make. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Just because a gar is of no use to you doesn't mean it has no use.”
“Bin gar keine Russin, stamm 'aus Litauen, echt deutsch.”
“Dismissed by some as a gamefish-devouring, muddy-water-dwelling trash species, the alligator gar is nonetheless heralded by a growing number of devotees as a premier sport fish — hard fighting, mean, and (in growing to 8 feet and 300 pounds) just about the biggest thing you're apt to encounter in inland waters.”
“A park volunteer who was doing a gar census near where we were a gar is a skinny fish that becomes as big as fifty pounds, and is distinguished by an extremely long, thin nose handed me his binoculars and I got a good close-up of the alligator's face.”
“By the end of Richard's first month at the palace, the gar was a head taller than R'ichard, and significantly stronger.”
Stone of Tears
“The gar was a big one even after he had been dressed.”
“It's called gar-*zing*, because it has a special * zing* in its crust.”
“For further specificity, the "gar" is like the first syllable of "Gary", at least the way George says it.”
“A flicker of movement caught Aran'gar's eye, and she peered through the trees toward the army's camp, an obscuring ring around the tents of the Aes Sedai.”
The Path of Daggers
“But the Myrddraal impassively studied Aran'gar's darkening face for a long moment more before letting her feet touch the carpet and loosening its grip.”
Lord of Chaos
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