Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word gar. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in gar.
Definitions and meaning of gar
(Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡɑː/
(General American) IPA(key): /ɡɑɹ/
From Middle Englishgar, gare, gere, gore, from Old Englishgār(“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 Frisiangear, Dutchgeer(“pointed weapon, spear”), GermanGer(“spear”), Norwegiangeir(“spear”), Icelandicgeir(“spear”). Related to gore.
(obsolete) A spear.
Clipping of garfish.
(especially US, Canada) Any of several North American fish of the family Lepisosteidae that have long, narrow jaws.
(especially Britain, Ireland) A garfish, Belone belone.
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.
From Middle Englishgarren, gerren, from Old Norsegera, gerva (Swedishgöra, Danishgøre), from Proto-Germanic*garwijaną. Compare yare; but also Old Cornishgorra(“put, place, set”).
gar (third-person singular simple presentgars, present participlegarring, simple past and past participlegart)
(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 [...].
ARG, Arg., Gra, RGA, arg, rag
From Proto-Brythonic*garr, from Proto-Celtic*garros.
See the etymology of the main entry.
Soft mutation of kar.
From Middle High Germangare (inflected garw-), from Old High Germangaro, from Proto-West Germanic*garu, from Proto-Germanic*garwaz.
Cognate with Dutchgaar, archaic Englishyare(“keen, lively, eager”). Related with gerben.
IPA(key): /ɡaːr/, [ɡaː], [ɡaːɐ̯], [ɡaːʁ]
Rhymes: -aːɐ̯, -aː
gar (not comparable)
cooked, done (of food such as meat or vegetables: ready for consumption)
(with a negative) at all; even
2010, Der Spiegel, issue 25/2010, page 80:
(chiefly formal or literary) even; expressing a climax
"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
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gar (with accusative)
Alternative form of gare
From Proto-West Germanic*gaiʀ, from Proto-Germanic*gaizaz, from Proto-Indo-European*ǵʰoys-(“pointed stick, spear”).
Cognate with Old Frisiangēr, Old Saxongēr, Old High Germangēr, Old Norsegeirr.
gārm (nominative pluralgāras)
(poetic) spear, arrow, dart
Middle English: gar, gare, gere, gore
English: gore(dialectal), gar
→ Middle English: garfysche
(colloquial)Augmentative of garnek.
gar in Polish dictionaries at PWN
From Middle Englishgarren, gerren, from Old Norsegera, gǫrva, gørva (Swedishgöra, Danishgøre), from Proto-Germanic*garwijaną. Compare Englishyare.
IPA(key): /ɡar/, /ɡɛr/
gar (simple past and past participlegartorgert)
to make (somebody or something do something)
us (direct object)
Adds the prefix n- to the following word if it begins with a vowel:
From Old Irishgorim, from Proto-Celtic*gʷrenso-, from Proto-Indo-European*gʷʰrenso-(“warm”), from *gʷʰer-(“warm, hot”); see also Old Irishgrís(“heat (of the sun), fire, embers”), Sanskritघ्रंस(ghraṃsa, “heat of the sun”), Latinformus(“warm”), Ancient Greekθερμός(thermós), Englishwarm.
gar (pastghar, futuregaraidh, verbal noungaradh, past participlegarte)
Borrowed from Frenchgare.
gar (definite accusativegarı, pluralgarlar)
gar (definite accusative?, plural?)
Soft mutation of car.
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
IPA(key): /ɡɑːr/ (example of pronunciation)
From Old Norseígær, ígjár
Yesterday (only used in the adverbial form i gar.)