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Definition of "ajar" [a•jar]

  • Partially opened: left the door ajar. (adverb)
  • (esp of a door or window) slightly open (adverb)

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Use "ajar" in a sentence
  • "After the 7 minutes, slip the handle of a wooden spoon into the door to keep in ajar."
  • "Notwithstanding the Constitution was undermined and ridden with wording so as to leave the door to American soverignity ajar, that is a deception that can be corrected and why hasn't it been these two centuries later?"
  • "Not wide open, but what is called ajar -- manifestly not locked or barred, but not sufficiently open for one to look in."