AskDefine | Define ajar

Dictionary Definition

ajar adj : slightly open; "the door was ajar" [syn: ajar(p)]

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English

Etymology

on char ajar, on the turn; cerr, cyrr, turn, akin to kehren to turn, and to akerre. See Char.

Pronunciation

IPA: WEAE /ʌˈʤɑɹ/

Adverb

ajar
  1. Slightly turned or opened; as, the door was standing ajar.
  2. Being at variance or in contradiction to something
    • What you're telling me is ajar with what your husband told me.
    • You have always been ajar with the times.

Translations

slightly turned or opened
Being at variance or in contradiction to something

Adjective

ajar
  1. Slightly turned or opened; as, the door is ajar (adjective usage).
    When is a door not a door? When it is ajar.

Translations

Indonesian

Verb

ajar (used in the form mengajar)
  1. to teach

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