Leyden jar
Jar Jar (j[aum]r), n. [F. jarre, Sp. jarra, from Ar. jarrah ewer; cf. Pers. jarrah.] 1. A deep, broad-mouthed vessel of earthenware or glass, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes; as, a jar of honey; a rose jar. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. The measure of what is contained in a jar; as, a jar of oil; a jar of preserves. [1913 Webster]

{Bell jar}, {Leyden jar}. See in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]


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  • Leyden jar — Ley den jar (l[imac] d n j[aum]r ; 277) Leyden phial Ley den phi al (f[imac] al).n. (Elec.) A glass jar or bottle used to accumulate electricity. It is coated with tin foil, within and without, nearly to its top, and is surmounted by a brass knob …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leyden jar — or Leyden vial n. [after LEIDEN, where invented] a condenser for static electricity, consisting of a glass jar with a coat of tinfoil outside and inside and a metal rod connecting with the inner lining and passing through the lid …   English World dictionary

  • Leyden jar — 1755, phial used for accumulating and storing static electricity, from Leyden (modern Leiden), city in Holland; so called because it was first described (in 1746) by physicist Pieter van Musschenbroek of Leyden (1692 1761). The place name is said …   Etymology dictionary

  • Leyden jar — The Leyden jar is a simple device that stores static electricity in large amounts. It was invented in 1745 by Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692–1761), in Leiden, The Netherlands. It was the original form of the capacitor. The Leyden jar was used to… …   Wikipedia

  • Leyden jar — Elect. a device for storing electric charge, consisting essentially of a glass jar lined inside and outside, for about two thirds of its height, with tinfoil. [1815 25; so called because invented in LEYDEN] * * * ▪ electrical instrument… …   Universalium

  • Leyden jar — Leideno stiklinė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Leyden jar vok. Leydener Flasche, f rus. лейденская банка, f pranc. bouteille de Leyde, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Leyden jar — Ley′den jar n. elm a device for storing electric charge, consisting essentially of a metal rod in a glass jar lined inside and outside with tinfoil • Etymology: 1815–25; so called because invented in Leyden …   From formal English to slang

  • Leyden jar — noun Etymology: Leiden, Leyden, Netherlands Date: 1825 an electrical capacitor consisting of a glass jar coated inside and outside with metal foil and having the inner coating connected to a conducting rod passed through an insulating stopper …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Leyden jar — [ lʌɪd(ə)n] noun an early form of capacitor consisting of a glass jar with layers of metal foil on the outside and inside. Origin C18: named after Leyden (or Leiden), the city in the Netherlands where it was invented …   English new terms dictionary

  • Leyden jar — /ˈleɪdn dʒa/ (say laydn jah) noun a device formerly used for storing electric charge, consisting essentially of a glass jar lined inside and outside, for about two thirds of its height, with tinfoil. {from Leyden (Leiden), a town in the W… …   Australian English dictionary

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