Meaning either partly open or half closed depending on your philosophy.

Example: "Last year, I was trapped in the broom closet with some pickles. Fortunately, I was able to pry the door ajar with the jar. Unfortunately, the jar never quite closed completely after that and always remained ajar no matter how tightly I tried to screw it."

A*jar" (#), adv. [OE. on char ajar, on the turn; AS. cerr, cyrr, turn, akin to G. kehren to turn, and to D. akerre. See Char.]

Slightly turned or opened; as, the door was standing ajar.


© Webster 1913.

A*jar" (#), adv. [Pref. a- + jar.]

In a state of discord; out of harmony; as, he is ajar with the world.


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