Definition of Collar in English :

Define Collar in English

Collar meaning in English

Meaning of Collar in English

Pronunciation of Collar in English

Collar pronunciation in English

Pronounce Collar in English


see synonyms of collar


1. collar, neckband

a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over

2. collar

(zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal

3. collar

anything worn or placed about the neck

Example Sentences:
'the thief was forced to wear a heavy wooden collar'
'a collar of flowers was placed about the neck of the winning horse'

4. collar

a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part

5. collar, shoe collar

the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot

6. collar

a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it

7. choker, collar, dog collar, neckband

necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck

8. collar, leash

a figurative restraint

Example Sentences:
'asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market'
'kept a tight leash on his emotions'
'he's always gotten a long leash'

9. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody

the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

Example Sentences:
'the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar'


10. apprehend, arrest, collar, cop, nab, nail, pick up

take into custody

Example Sentences:
'the police nabbed the suspected criminals'

11. collar

seize by the neck or collar

12. collar

furnish with a collar

Example Sentences:
'collar the dog'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of collar
the part of a garment around the neck and shoulders, often detachable or folded over
any band, necklace, garland, etc, encircling the neck
a collar of flowers
a band or chain of leather, rope, or metal placed around an animal's neck to restrain, harness, or identify it
4. biology
a marking or structure resembling a collar, such as that found around the necks of some birds or at the junction of a stem and a root
a section of a shaft or rod having a locally increased diameter to provide a bearing seat or a locating ring
a cut of meat, esp bacon, taken from around the neck of an animal
7.  hot under the collar
verb (transitive)
to put a collar on; furnish with a collar
to seize by the collar
10. informal
to seize; arrest; detain

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see synonyms of collar
the part of a garment that encircles the neck
a cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
an ornamental band, chain, or circlet worn around the neck
a band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
the part of the harness which fits around the base of the neck of a horse or other draft animal and against which the animal exerts pressure in pulling a load
a ring or flange, as on rods or pipes, to prevent sideward motion, connect parts, etc.
a distinctive band, as of a different color or texture, around the neck of an animal, bird, etc.
the foam that forms on the top of a glass of beer
9.  US, Slang
an arrest or capture
verb transitive
to put a collar on
to seize by the collar
12.  Informal
to take hold or control of; seize or capture
to stop and delay by talking to

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of collar
a. The part of a garment that encircles the neck, especially when raised or folded.
2. A tight-fitting necklace.
a. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
b. The cushioned part of a harness that presses against the shoulders of a draft animal.
4. Biology An encircling structure or bandlike marking, as around the neck of an animal, suggestive of a collar.
5. Any of various ringlike devices used to limit, guide, or secure a machine part.
6. Slang An arrest, as of a criminal.
tr.v. col·lared, col·lar·ing, col·lars
1. To furnish with a collar.
2. Slang
a. To seize or detain.
b. To arrest (a criminal, for example).

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