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British pronunciation/d‍ʒˈɑː/
American pronunciation/ˈdʒɑɹ/
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a container with a wide opening and a lid, typically made of glass or ceramic, used to store food such as honey, jam, pickles, etc.

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What is a "jar"?

A jar is a cylindrical container with a wide mouth and a screw-on or snap-on lid, typically made of glass, ceramic, or plastic. Jars are commonly used for storing and preserving various food items, such as jams, jellies, pickles, sauces, spreads, and dry goods like grains, beans, and spices. They can also be used for storing non-food items, such as candles, craft supplies, or personal care products. Jars come in various sizes and shapes, including round, square, or hexagonal, and they may feature decorative elements or designs on the exterior.

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the items, substances, or amount contained within a typically glass container with a wide mouth

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As a special treat, she used a jar of her secret recipe barbecue sauce to slather over the grilled chicken.
For the school bake sale, she contributed a jar of chewy chocolate chip cookies, which quickly sold out.
In her grandmother's kitchen, there was always a jar of homemade strawberry jam waiting to be spread on warm toast.
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a sudden jarring impact

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move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion

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be incompatible; be or come into conflict

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place in a cylindrical vessel

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affect in a disagreeable way

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shock physically

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She carefully filled the jar with homemade strawberry jam, sealing it tightly with a lid.
The kitchen shelves were lined with colorful jars filled with spices, grains, and dried herbs.
He picked up the pickle jar from the pantry, intending to enjoy a tangy snack.
With a gentle twist, she opened the honey jar, savoring its golden sweetness as it flowed onto her toast.
The candlelight flickered softly, casting shadows on the rows of jars that adorned the shelves.
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