ajar ajar  /ə ˈdʒɑr/


  • (adj) slightly open


  1. Several of its ceiling panels were ajar, service trays got stuck, and window shades slipped down without being pulled.
  2. I put my head out slowly and the road was a disaster houses on fire, windows broken, every gate ajar in a country where tidiness is valued.
  3. Argus was a mythological monster who never missed a trick, for some of his 100 eyes were always ajar.


  1. Car burglar caught on surveillance camera in Montrose neighborhood

    HOUSTON -- Suzanne Ryan woke up to an unexpected sight outside her Montrose townhome. “I noticed my car was ajar like this and I thought, ‘Oh shoot, we didn’t close it, the battery was dead,” Ryan said. When Ryan looked inside, she saw her center consul was open with its contents strewn about the car. “I saw my winter gloves were out, my ice scraper was out, a name tag, crackers, junk you just ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  2. USD/JPY trading below 95.00 barrier

    FXstreet.com (New York) - The USD/JPY has managed to drift ajar from the 95.00 barrier Monday,... For more information, read our latest forex news.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Forex Market


  1. "I guess the door has been left slightly ajar. We'll have to see how we feel about it afterwards," Jones said.
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: John Paul Jones Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The door is ajar, but you know where I stand on it," Symonds said. "At the time that happens, I'll have to make a decision that I have to stand by."
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Andrew Symonds Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "Alessandro and Richard have both been released, but the door is slightly ajar for Richard in that we may need to bring in another goalkeeper," Moyes said.
    on May 15, 2007 By: David Moyes Source: Times Online

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