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collar


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collar  \Col"lar\,  n.  [OE.  coler,  coller,  OF  colier,  F.  collier, 
  necklace,  collar,  fr  OF  col  neck,  F.  cou,  fr  L.  collum; 
  akin  to  AS  heals,  G.  &  Goth.  hals.  Cf  {Hals},  n.] 
  1.  Something  worn  round  the  neck,  whether  for  use  ornament, 
  restraint,  or  identification;  as  the  collar  of  a  coat;  a 
  lady's  collar;  the  collar  of  a  dog. 
 
  2.  (Arch.) 
  a  A  ring  or  cincture. 
  b  A  collar  beam. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  The  neck  or  line  of  junction  between  the  root  of  a 
  plant  and  its  stem.  --Gray. 
 
  4.  An  ornament  worn  round  the  neck  by  knights,  having  on  it 
  devices  to  designate  their  rank  or  order 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  ringlike  part  of  a  mollusk  in  connection  with 
  esophagus. 
  b  A  colored  ring  round  the  neck  of  a  bird  or  mammal. 
 
  6.  (Mech.)  A  ring  or  round  flange  upon  surrounding,  or 
  against  an  object,  and  used  for  restraining  motion  within 
  given  limits,  or  for  holding  something  to  its  place  or 
  for  hiding  an  opening  around  an  object;  as  a  collar  on  a 
  shaft,  used  to  prevent  endwise  motion  of  the  shaft;  a 
  collar  surrounding  a  stovepipe  at  the  place  where  it 
  enters  a  wall.  The  flanges  of  a  piston  and  the  gland  of  a 
  stuffing  box  are  sometimes  called  collars. 
 
  7.  (Naut.)  An  eye  formed  in  the  bight  or  bend  of  a  shroud  or 
  stay  to  go  over  the  masthead;  also  a  rope  to  which 
  certain  parts  of  rigging,  as  dead-eyes,  are  secured. 
 
  8.  (Mining)  A  curb,  or  a  horizontal  timbering,  around  the 
  mouth  of  a  shaft.  --Raymond. 
 
  {Collar  beam}  (Arch.),  a  horizontal  piece  of  timber 
  connecting  and  tying  together  two  opposite  rafters;  -- 
  also  called  simply  {collar}. 
 
  {Collar  of  brawn},  the  quantity  of  brawn  bound  up  in  one 
  parcel.  [Eng.]  --Johnson. 
 
  {Collar  day},  a  day  of  great  ceremony  at  the  English  court, 
  when  persons,  who  are  dignitaries  of  honorary  orders  wear 
  the  collars  of  those  orders 
 
  {To  slip  the  collar},  to  get  free  to  disentangle  one's  self 
  from  difficulty,  labor,  or  engagement.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collar  \Col"lar\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Collared};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Collaring}.] 
  1.  To  seize  by  the  collar. 
 
  2.  To  put  a  collar  on 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collar 
  n  1:  fits  around  the  neck  and  is  usually  folded  over  [syn:  {neckband}] 
  2:  a  band  of  leather  or  rope  that  is  placed  around  an  animal's 
  neck  as  a  harness  or  to  identify  it 
  3:  necklace  that  fits  tightly  around  a  woman's  neck  [syn:  {choker}, 
  {dog  collar},  {neckband}] 
  4:  a  figurative  restraint;  "a  collar  on  program  trading  in  the 
  stock  market" 
  5:  the  act  of  apprehending  (especially  apprehending  a 
  criminal);  "the  policeman  on  the  beat  got  credit  for  the 
  collar"  [syn:  {apprehension},  {arrest},  {catch},  {pinch}, 
  {taking  into  custody}] 
  v  1:  take  into  custody,  as  of  suspected  criminals,  by  the  police 
  [syn:  {nail},  {apprehend},  {arrest},  {pick  up},  {nab},  {cop}] 
  2:  seize  by  the  neck  or  collar 
  3:  furnish  with  a  collar;  "collar  the  dog" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Collar 
  (Heb.  peh),  means  in  Job  30:18  the  mouth  or  opening  of  the 
  garment  that  closes  round  the  neck  in  the  same  way  as  a  tunic 
  (Ex.  39:23).  The  collars"  (Heb.  netiphoth)  among  the  spoils  of 
  the  Midianites  (Judg.  8:26;  R.V.,  "pendants")  were  ear-drops. 
  The  same  Hebrew  word  is  rendered  chains"  in  Isa.  3:19. 
 




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