Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A wide-mouthed glass jar with a screw top, used for canning and preserving food.

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  • noun A Mason-brand glass jar with a screw top, often used for preserving food.

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  • noun a glass jar with an air-tight screw top; used in home canning

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After John L. Mason, (1832–1902), American inventor.]

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After John Landis Mason (1832-1902).

Examples

  • He never sat down, rather he stooped forward as he talked, one arm on the table or chair, the other holding the Mason jar.

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  • He said to imagine that your life is an empty Mason jar, and it is up to you on how you fill it up with these items: Three large rocks, a few cups of pebbles and a few cups of sand.

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