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The secret of happiness and prosperity in this world, as in the world to come, lies in thinking of the welfare of others first, and not taking one's self too seriously.
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English

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Etymology 1

From French jarre, from Arabic جره (jarrah) ‘earthern receptacle’.

Noun

Singular
jar

Plural
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  1. A small, approximately cylindrical container for food, normally made of glass or clay.
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Etymology 2

Unknown; perhaps imitative.

Verb

Infinitive
to jar

Third person singular
jars

Simple past
jarred

Past participle
jarred

Present participle
jarring

to jar (third-person singular simple present jars, present participle jarring, simple past and past participle jarred) (transitive)
  1. To knock or strike sharply.
    He hit it with a hammer, hoping he could jar it loose.
  2. to shock or surprise.
    I think the accident jarred him, as he hasn't gotten back in a car since.

Noun

Singular
jar

Plural
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  1. A shake.
  2. A sense of alarm or dismay.
Synonyms
  • (knock sharply): jolt
Derived terms

Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *jaeram, whence also Old English ġēar, Old Norse ár

Noun

jār n.

  1. year

Slovak

Noun

jar f.

  1. spring (season)

Tz'utujil

Alternative spellings

Article

jar

  1. the

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