collar
I. noun Etymology: Middle English coler, from Anglo-French, from Latin collare, from collum neck; akin to Old English heals neck, and probably to Old English hwēol wheel — more at wheel Date: 14th century 1. a band, strip, or chain worn around the neck: as a. a band that serves to finish or decorate the neckline of a garment b. a short necklace c. a band placed about the neck of an animal d. a part of the harness of draft animals fitted over the shoulders and taking strain when a load is drawn e. an indication of control ; a token of subservience f. a protective or supportive device (as a brace or cast) worn around the neck g. clerical collar 2. something resembling a collar in shape or use (as a ring or round flange to restrain motion or hold something in place) 3. any of various animal structures or markings similar to a collar 4. an act of collaring ; arrest, capturecollared adjectivecollarless adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1613 1. a. to seize by the collar or neck b. arrest, grab c. to get control of ; preempt <
we can collar nearly the whole of this market — Roald Dahl
>
d. to stop and detain in unwilling conversation <
collar the guest of honor
>
2. to put a collar on <
collar a dog
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Collar — Col lar, n. [OE. coler, coller, OF. colier, F. collier, necklace, collar, fr. OF. col neck, F. cou, fr. L. collum; akin to AS. heals, G. & Goth. hals. Cf. {Hals}, n.] 1. Something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collar — Col lar, n. [OE. coler, coller, OF. colier, F. collier, necklace, collar, fr. OF. col neck, F. cou, fr. L. collum; akin to AS. heals, G. & Goth. hals. Cf. {Hals}, n.] 1. Something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collar — index handcuff Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 collar …   Law dictionary

  • Collar — Col lar, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Collared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Collaring}.] 1. To seize by the collar. [1913 Webster] 2. To put a collar on. 3. to arrest, as a wanted criminal. Same as {put the collar on}. [PJC] {To collar beef} (or other meat), to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collar — (abgeleitet vom lateinischen collare Halseisen für Sklaven ) bezeichnet: im Finanzwesen eine Kombination aus zwei gegenläufigen Optionen, siehe Collar (Finanzwesen) in der Mykologie einen Teil eines Pilzes, siehe Collar (Mykologie) im BDSM ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • collar — sustantivo masculino 1. Adorno o joya que rodea el cuello sin ceñirlo: un collar de perlas. 2. Especie de cinturón pequeño que rodea el cuello de ciertos animales domésticos: Puso un collar antiparasitario al gato. 3. Insignia de ciertas… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • collar — [käl′ər] n. [ME coler < OFr colier < L collare, band or chain for the neck < collum, the neck < IE base * kwel , to turn > WHEEL, Ger hals, neck] 1. the part of a garment that encircles the neck 2. a cloth band or folded over piece …   English World dictionary

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  • collar — (Del lat. collāre, de collum, cuello). 1. m. Adorno que ciñe o rodea el cuello. 2. Insignia de algunas magistraturas, dignidades y órdenes de caballería. 3. Faja de plumas que ciertas aves tienen alrededor del cuello, y que se distingue por su… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • collar — Cualquier estructura que rodea a otra, generalmente alrededor de su cuello, como los collares de hueso perióstico que se forman alrededor de la diáfisis de los huesos en crecimiento. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud,… …   Diccionario médico

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