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All day long the door of the sub-conscious remains just ajar; we slip through to the other side, and return again, as easily and secretly as a cat.
Walter de La Mare

Meaning of "ajar" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AJAR

Altered form of obsolete on char, literally: on the turn; char, from Old English cierran to turn.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AJAR

ajar  [əˈdʒɑː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AJAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ajar can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES AJAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ajar

Ajar may refer to: ▪ Ajar, Afghanistan ▪ Ajar, Mauritania ▪ Ajar people, an ethnographic group of Georgians...

Definition of ajar in the English dictionary

The definition of ajar in the dictionary is slightly open.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AJAR


evejar
ˈiːvˌdʒɑː
handjar
ˈhændˌdʒɑː
jar
dʒɑː
khanjar
ˈkɑːnˌdʒɑː
nightjar
ˈnaɪtˌdʒɑː
orgeat
ˈɔːʒɑː
RAJAR
ˈreɪdʒɑː
rhanja
rɑːnˈdʒɑː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AJAR

aitchbone
Aitken
aitu
aiver
Aix
Aix-en-Provence
Aix-la-Chapelle
Aix-les-Bains
aizle
AJA
Ajaccio
Ajax
AJC
ajee
ajiva
Ajmer
ajowan
ajuga
ajutage
ajwan

WORDS THAT END LIKE AJAR

Amritsar
appear
ar
avatar
bar
bear
bell jar
calendar
Canopic jar
car
clear
dear
dollar
jam jar
Kilner jar
Leyden jar
mason jar
on a jar
tobacco jar
Vestmannaeyjar

Synonyms and antonyms of ajar in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AJAR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ajar» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ajar
agape · gaping · open

Translation of «ajar» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AJAR

Find out the translation of ajar to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ajar from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ajar» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

半掩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

entreabierta
570 millions of speakers

English

ajar
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अधखुला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مواربا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приоткрыта
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

entreaberta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ষদুন্মুক্তভাবে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

entrouvert
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ajar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

angelehnt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

少し開いて
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

열려
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ajar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bực tức
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாதி திறந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झटपट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aralık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

socchiuso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uchylone
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прочинені
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

întredeschisă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μισάνοιχτη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oopgestaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

glänt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gløtt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ajar

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AJAR»

The term «ajar» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.389 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ajar

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2 QUOTES WITH «AJAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ajar.
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Emily Dickinson
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
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Walter de La Mare
All day long the door of the sub-conscious remains just ajar; we slip through to the other side, and return again, as easily and secretly as a cat.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AJAR»

Discover the use of ajar in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ajar and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Door Ajar : Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson: ...
Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson Thomas Gardner Professor of English Virginia Tech. difference, is a condition of grace. Being able to feel that is what many religious ceremonies — whether they're tribal or the Catholic Eucharist or ...
Thomas Gardner Professor of English Virginia Tech, 2006
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A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers And Emily Dickinson
Beginning with the work of Lucie Brock-Broido, Alice Fulton, Kathleen Fraser, and Robert Hass, Gardner moves on to analytical chapters and fully developed conversations with four writers in whose work he finds the fullest extension of ...
Thomas Gardner, 2006
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The Door Ajar
Fleeing her bridegroom on her wedding night after discovering that he had wed her for her fortune, Miranda Winthrop is swept across the barriers of time from Regency England into the arms of Alec Bramwell, a modern-day Chief Inspector of ...
Joan Overfield, 1995
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Romain Gary: The Man Who Sold His Shadow
(GC 82—83) 17 Mere pre-text for Gary to produce a new writing persona ( prolegomenon more properly indicating “the way into a work”), Cousin-Ajar is stranded in a strange no-man's land, existing only insofar as the novel begins to exist.
Ralph Schoolcraft, 2011
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Hocus Bogus
Feeling that he had been typecast as 'Romain Gary', however, he wrote his next novel under the pseudonym Émile Ajar. This book explores his struggle to assert authorship.
Romain Gary, Emile Ajar, 2012
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The Life Before Us: ("Madame Rosa")
sian word ( Gary knew Russian ) meaning "glowing embers" — Gary did have remarkable eyes. Others claim that "Ajar" was the acronym df a Jewish veterans organization. This testament, Vie et mart d'Emile Ajar," written in the colloquial style ...
Romain Gary, 1986
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Learning and Hatred for Meaning
Emile Ajar was a somewhat mysterious newcomer, who appeared on the literary scene in 1974. While Gary was traditional in his use of materials, Ajar was experimental. Raymond Queneau picked Gary as the real Emile Ajar, but after much ...
Hugo Kuyper Letiche, 1984
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The Gates of Hell Ajar...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
John Rogers Bolles, 2012
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Auschwitz and After: Race, Culture, and "the Jewish ...
assumed authorship (by Cervantes or by the Nimes Symbolist Menard).8 But the entire Ajar experiment executed Borges's quixotic wager on a far grander scale. Readers were forced to assess the interpretative consequences of reading three  ...
Lawrence D. Kritzman, 2014
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The History of Java
The pateh immediately took leave of his Sovereign, and repaired " forthwith to Bukit Padang, to summon Si Ajar, who soon after appeared before the Raja, " presenting him with some herbs which he had brought for that purpose. When Si Ajar ...
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1817

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AJAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ajar is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Big Interview: I'd give Indian badminton seven out of 10, says …
The door is always ajar. Players walk in and out of his office area. The former chief coach of Indian badminton calls up home to delay his lunch ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
2
The OPM cyberattack was a breach too far
The OPM director, Katherine Archuleta, knew as well as anyone how sensitive the data was, yet the door to her agency was apparently left ajar. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
Roar players won't leave, says Aloisi
Aloisi said he believes the remainder of his playing group will stick together, despite the possibility that the door could become ajar for a ... «ninemsn, Jul 15»
4
Friends remember Jose Magallanes after Elkhart man died Sunday …
ELKHART — Dawn Surface was home with her bedroom window ajar when she heard two popping noises, first a small one, then a much ... «The Elkhart Truth, Jul 15»
5
Newlywed inter-caste couple 'murdered' by woman's brother
He had noticed that the door of Basavaraj's house was ajar. He became curious and went in, only to have the shock of his life: the couple had ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
6
2 choices, many possible results for Greece's landmark vote
Others, such as the leaders of France and Italy, appear to be holding the door ajar for further talks. But investors are likely to believe that a "no" ... «Montana Standard, Jul 15»
7
Ashes 2015: 'I'm done then, am I?' Adam Voges thought his …
The door left slightly ajar, Voges, as unconvinced as he might have been, set about bursting right through it and Lehmann's words turned out to ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
8
Expo2015 in Milan: Moleskine is The Future of Human Space
The central wooden structure's doors are not all ajar here, but the ones that are contain some stockpiled material. Pairs of legless human ... «Clapway, Jul 15»
9
911 call, encounter with neighbor: Top moments in Crupi murder trial
... forced entry in the Crupis' home, such as damaged locking mechanisms or busted windows, but a sliding door to the kitchen was "ajar" about ... «SILive.com, Jul 15»
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Two choices and many possible results for Greece's landmark vote
Others, such as the leaders of France and Italy, appear to be holding the door ajar for further talks. The word "Grexit" - meaning Greek exit from ... «Daily Sabah, Jul 15»

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