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Collar appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • I collar urbanisation, O Mike; we kimono it as I nab rural loci.
  • Mined for allocated action, we sew no IT cadet a collar of denim.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun collar:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb collar:


The word collar is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun collar

What does collar mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: collars

  1. a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
  2. (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
  3. anything worn or placed about the neck
    • examples: the thief was forced to wear a heavy wooden collar | a collar of flowers was placed about the neck of the winning horse
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: neckpiece = an article of apparel worn about the neck
  4. a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: hoop / ring = a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
  5. the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of collar: shoe collar
    • more generic words: brim / lip / rim = the top edge of a vessel or other container
    • part of: boot = footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg; shoe = footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
  6. a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: band = a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs
    • more specific term: dog collar = a collar for a dog
    • part: hame = stable gear consisting of either of two curved supports that are attached to the collar of a draft horse and that hold the traces
  7. necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of collar: choker / dog collar / neckband
    • more generic word: necklace = jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament
  8. a figurative restraint
    • example: asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of collar: leash
    • more generic word: restraint = the act of controlling by restraining someone or something
  9. the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

Alternative definition of the noun collar


  1. The part of an upper garment (shirt, jacket...) that fits around the neck and throat, especially if sewn from a separate piece of fabric.
  2. A decorative band or other fabric around the neckline
  3. A chain worn around the neck
  4. A similar detachable item
  5. Anything that encircles the neck.
  6. A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain and/or identifie it.
  7. A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of a draft animal.
  8. [context: technology] Any encircling device or structure.
  9. [context: in compounds] Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions as symbolized by typical clothing.

Specialised definition of the noun collar

Glossary of sports / golf

strictly speaking, the edge of a sand trap, but also used to describe the fringe around the putting surface

Glossary of sports / rowing

a plastic or metal fitting tightened on the oar to keep it from slipping through the rowlock

Glossary of sports / weightlifting

a metal attachment that encircles the bar at each end to hold the discs in place

the device that secures the disc weights to the bar

Definition of the verb collar

What does collar mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: collared | collaring | collars

  1. take into custody
  2. seize by the neck or collar
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: clutch / prehend / seize = take hold of
  3. furnish with a collar
    • example: collar the dog
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: equip / fit / fit out / outfit = provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

Alternative definition of the verb collar


  1. [transitive] To grab or seize by the collar or neck.
  2. [transitive] To place a collar on, to fit with one.
  3. [transitive] To seize, capture or detain.
  4. [transitive] To preempt, control stringently and exclusively.
  5. [law enforcement, transitive] To arrest.
  6. [figuratively, transitive] To bind in conversation.


"Collar" is a 2011 crime drama film written and directed by David Wilson.


"Collar" is a composition, cataloged instance.


  1. Collar: In a BDSM context, a collar is a device of any material worn by a person around the neck to indicate their submissive or slave status in a BDSM relationship. A person wearing a collar to symbolize their relationship with another is said to be collared. Some people conduct formal "collaring ceremonies," which are regarded as effectively solemnizing their relationship in a similar way as a marriage ceremony and the collar having similar significance as a wedding ring. The standard form of a collar is a black leather band around the neck, often with metal D-rings added to allow the attachment of a leash, rope or other restraints; but to be more discreet in public, some people may wear an ordinary choker or jewelry necklace for the same symbolic purpose.
    • also known as 項圈
  2. Collar: A Collar is an ornate chain, often made of gold and enamel, and set with precious stones, which is worn about the neck as a symbol of membership in various chivalric orders. It is a particular form of the livery collar, the grandest form of the widespread phenomenon of livery in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period. Orders which have several grades often reserve the Collar for the highest grade. The links of the chain are usually composed of symbols of the order, and the badge of the order normally hangs down in front. Sometimes the badge is referred to by what is depicted on it; for instance, the badge that hangs from the Chain of the Order of the Garter is referred to as "the George".
  3. Collar: In finance, a collar is an option strategy that limits the range of possible positive or negative returns on an underlying to a specific range.

Phrases with Collar

Phrases starting with the word Collar:

  1. collar cell
  2. collar blight

Phrases ending with the word Collar:

  1. dog collar
  2. Bell-Collar
  3. blue-collar
  4. eton collar
  5. Gray-Collar
  6. iron collar
  7. Open-Collar
  8. pink-collar
  9. Rain Collar
  10. shoe collar
  11. Black-Collar
  12. choke collar
  13. Green Collar
  14. Green-Collar
  15. Radio Collar
  16. roman collar
  17. white-collar
  18. Medici Collar

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Collar

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Google previewThe World of Fashion (2013)

by Jay Diamond, Ellen Diamond

A shawl collar is a one-piece design that eliminates the seam used on the traditional collar and lapel. It may be single- or double-breasted. It is used in a variety of women's suit and jacket designs, as well as on men's tuxedos. The shawl may ...

Google previewAccounting for Investments, Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Derivatives (2011)

A Practitioner's Handbook by R. Venkata Subramani

An interest rate collar is a form of interest rate derivative, which is the simultaneous purchase of an interest rate cap and sale of an interest rate floor on the same index for the same maturity and notional principal amount. • An interest rate collar ...

Google previewThe Man's Manual (2008)

Poker Secrets, Beer Lore, Waitress Hypnosis, and Much, Much More! by Gregg Stebben

The collar is the Main Thing on a tee. You can tell by feel how thick and well- made a T-shirt collar is.

But a shirt with great weave and alousy, sagging, blown-out collar is a lousy shirt. • As undershirts. Just because T-shirts are underwear ...

Google previewClinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing (2014)

by Victoria Aspinall

A dog running around without its collar is a stray. 3. Action: If the animal has water or a foreign body blocking the trachea then the Heimlich manoeuvre can be used. Rationale: This technique is designed to force foreign matter from the trachea.

Google previewFundamentals of Rolling (2013)

by Zygmunt Wusatowski

chamfered The collar is that part of the roll barrel which separates the adjacent grooves (passes), forms the side walls of passes, facilitates roll setting and resists the axial forces that arise during rolling.

Google previewOrthopedic Taping, Wrapping, Bracing, and Padding (2016)

Medicine, Medicine by CTI Reviews

nodes ∙ Cervical nerves ∙ Cervical vertebrae ∙ Cervical rib ∙ Phrases that involve the cervix include ∙ Cervical cancer ∙ Cervical smear or Pap smear A cervical collar is an orthopedic medical device used to support a patient's neck and head.

Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

While high collar and knolled craval swalhes lhe neck; ruffles llallened lo one side under while vesl. Bicorne carried llal under arm; hair combed lorward in shaggy Napoleonic ellecl. A Genf/eman; Ingres. French. 96. While muslin dress: ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

collar (log) 2) ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

Peter Pan collar A soft collar with turned-down, rounded ends. picture hat A wide- brimmed women's hat elaborately decorated with flowers or ribbons. plus fours Baggy knickers gathered below the knee, worn in the past for sports. polo neck A ...

Google previewThe Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary (1724)

Or, The Accomplish'd Housewives Companion ... by John Nott

Collar of Brawn Several sorts of wild Fowl A Bisk of Fish Jole of Sturgeon - Chine and Turkey Chine of Salmon broil'd - with Smelts Soop with Vermicelly Marinated Fish Lamb Pasty Collar'd Pig Orange Pudding: Dry'd Tongues with salt Sallads ...

Google previewThe World Almanac and Encyclopedia (1911)

Collar — Poke or small-tabbed wins. Cravat— Pea*-! Ascot, to match gloves. Gloves— Pearl suede to match cravat. Boots — Patent leather, buttoned cloth or kid tops. Jewelry — Pearl or moonstone link studs and cravat pin. Business, Lounge ...

Google previewSpons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval (1874)

by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne, Ernest Spon, Francis N. Spon

An adjustable brass collar W is fitted on the ram, for indicating to the moulder when the ram is sufficiently lowered. An eye-bolt is fixed on the top of the centre pillar C of the machine, for attaching the foundry crane in order to remove the ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1875)

Being a Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering

PAPER COLLAR. article, made as an object of merchandise and so much worn, collars were occasionally made of paper, either as by Lord Byron, who affected a collar of £ shape, somewhat on the sailor pattern, or y mountebanks and ...

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Quotes about Collar

Abuse doesn't hang on the collar.
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Scrabble value of C3O1L1L1A1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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