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3 letters words from 'gar'

GAR 4RAG 4

2 letters words from 'gar'

AG 3AR 2

All 3 letters words made out of gar

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Definitions and meaning of gar

gar

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡɑː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡɑɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English gar, gare, gere, gore, from Old English gār (spear, dart, javelin, shaft, arrow, weapon, arms), from Proto-Germanic *gaizaz (spear, pike, javelin), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰayso- (pointed stick, spear), from *ǵʰey- (to drive, move, fling). Cognate with West Frisian gear, Dutch geer (pointed weapon, spear), German Ger (spear), Norwegian geir (spear), Icelandic geir (spear). Related to gore.

Alternative forms

  • gore (dialectal)

Noun

gar (plural gars)

  1. (obsolete) A spear.

Etymology 2

Clipping of garfish.

Noun

gar (plural gars)

  1. (especially US, Canada) Any of several North American fish of the family Lepisosteidae that have long, narrow jaws.
  2. (especially Britain, Ireland) A garfish, Belone belone.
Usage notes
  • The European species was the original gar, and the North American gars were named after it, with other common names also shared between the two. In modern usage an attempt has been made to restrict "gar" to the North American fish and "garfish" to the European ones, but both names can be found for both types. Context can help: the North American gars are freshwater fish of a very primitive type, while the European gars are saltwater fish known for their green bones and their association with mackerel in folklore.
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English garren, gerren, from Old Norse gera, gerva (Swedish göra, Danish gøre), from Proto-Germanic *garwijaną. Compare yare; but also Old Cornish gorra (put, place, set).

Verb

gar (third-person singular simple present gars, present participle garring, simple past and past participle gart)

  1. (now chiefly Britain dialectal) To make, compel (someone to do something); to cause (something to be done). [14th-19th c.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XX:
      I shall firste begyn at Sandwyche, and there I shall go in my shearte, barefoote, and at every ten myles ende I shall founde and gar make an house of religious, of what order that ye woll assygne me [...].
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 15:
      Time gars me tremble. Ah, how sore the baulk! / While Time in pride of strength cloth ever stalk [...].

Anagrams

  • ARG, Arg., Gra, RGA, arg, rag

Basque

Noun

gar inan

  1. blaze

Breton

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːr/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Brythonic *garr, from Proto-Celtic *garros.

Noun

gar f (plural garoù)

  1. leg

Mutation

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

gar

  1. Soft mutation of kar.

Mutation


German

Etymology

From Middle High German gare (inflected garw-), from Old High German garo, from Proto-West Germanic *garu, from Proto-Germanic *garwaz.

Cognate with Dutch gaar, archaic English yare (keen, lively, eager). Related with gerben.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡaːr/, [ɡaː], [ɡaːɐ̯], [ɡaːʁ]
  • Rhymes: -aːɐ̯, -aː

Adjective

gar (not comparable)

  1. cooked, done (of food such as meat or vegetables: ready for consumption)

Declension

Derived terms

  • garen

Adverb

gar

  1. (with a negative) at all; even
    Synonym: überhaupt
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 25/2010, page 80:
      Ein Verbot sollte es nach Ansicht vieler Ökonomen auch für die sogenannten Leerverkäufe geben. Banken verkaufen dabei Aktien oder Währungen, die sie noch gar nicht besitzen oder allenfalls geliehen haben.
      In the opinion of many economists, there should also exist a prohibition for the so-called short sales. In these, banks sell shares or currencies that they do not own at all yet or have borrowed at best.
  2. (chiefly formal or literary) even; expressing a climax
    Synonyms: sogar, selbst, geradezu
  3. (chiefly formal or literary, with zu) all
    Synonym: all, usually spelt allzu
  4. (Austria, Switzerland, otherwise archaic, poetic) very; quite; really
    Synonyms: ganz, recht, sehr, ziemlich

Derived terms

  • Garaus

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish gar (short; near). See Middle Irish gerr (short).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɡaɾˠ]

Adjective

gar (genitive singular masculine gair, genitive singular feminine gaire, plural gara, comparative gaire)

  1. near
  2. (of time) short
  3. (literary) convenient; easy, likely
  4. near, mean, stingy

Declension

Derived terms

  • gar- (near, close; approximate)

Noun

gar m (genitive singular gair, nominative plural garanna)

  1. nearness, proximity
  2. convenience, service; turn, favor

Synonyms

  • aice
  • cóngar
  • fogas

Derived terms

  • i ngar

Declension

Mutation

References

  • "gar" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “1 gar”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Latvian

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Preposition

gar (with accusative)

  1. along

Middle English

Noun

gar

  1. Alternative form of gare

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *gaiʀ, from Proto-Germanic *gaizaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰoys- (pointed stick, spear).

Cognate with Old Frisian gēr, Old Saxon gēr, Old High German gēr, Old Norse geirr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɑːr/

Noun

gār m (nominative plural gāras)

  1. (poetic) spear, arrow, dart

Declension

Derived terms

  • Gārdene
  • gārlēac
  • nafogār

Descendants

  • Middle English: gar, gare, gere, gore
    • English: gore (dialectal), gar
    • Middle English: garfysche
      • English: garfish
      • Scots: gairfish

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡar/

Noun

gar m inan

  1. (colloquial) Augmentative of garnek.

Declension

Further reading

  • gar in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Scots

Etymology

From Middle English garren, gerren, from Old Norse gera, gǫrva, gørva (Swedish göra, Danish gøre), from Proto-Germanic *garwijaną. Compare English yare.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡar/, /ɡɛr/

Verb

gar (simple past and past participle gart or gert)

  1. to make (somebody or something do something)

Related terms

  • gare
  • gair

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology 1

Pronoun

gar

  1. us (direct object)
Usage notes
  • Adds the prefix n- to the following word if it begins with a vowel:
Related terms

Etymology 2

From Old Irish gorim, from Proto-Celtic *gʷrenso-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰrenso- (warm), from *gʷʰer- (warm, hot); see also Old Irish grís (heat (of the sun), fire, embers), Sanskrit घ्रंस (ghraṃsa, heat of the sun), Latin formus (warm), Ancient Greek θερμός (thermós), English warm.

Verb

gar (past ghar, future garaidh, verbal noun garadh, past participle garte)

  1. warm

Related terms

  • gorm

References


Turkish

Etymology

Borrowed from French gare.

Noun

gar (definite accusative garı, plural garlar)

  1. station (railway)

Turkmen

Noun

gar (definite accusative ?, plural ?)

  1. snow

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡar/

Noun

gar

  1. Soft mutation of car.

Mutation


West Tarangan

Noun

gar

  1. water

Further reading

  • Richard J. Nivens, A Lexical Phonology of West Tarangan, in Phonological Studies in Four Languages of Maluku (1992, edited by Donald A. Burquest, Wyn D. Laidig)
  • Richard J. Nivens, Borrowing Versus Code-switching in West Tarangan (Indonesia) (2002)
  • E. Wattimury, A. Haulussy, J. Pentry, Sintaksis bahasa Tarangan (1995), page 48

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɑːr/ (example of pronunciation)
    Rhymes: -óːr

Etymology 1

From Old Norse í gær, í gjár

Noun

gar

  1. Yesterday (only used in the adverbial form i gar.)
    i gar-o mårjan / i går óm móran
    yesterday morning
    i gar-o äfta
    yesterday evening

Etymology 2

Noun

gar

  1. Skin-furrow (about the grain of a hide.)
  2. Growth rings in wood.

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to cause or compel.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)