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Definition gar

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.


gar (plural gars)

  1. (obsolete) A spear.

Etymology 2

Clipping of garfish.


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.

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”).


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.]

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