Ajar (adverb)

With the door slightly open.

Origin:

Early 17th century: from a- (from old english on) + jar (from old english gearu, geru "read.y")

Examples:

  1. She left the door ajar so that the cat could come in.
  2. I could see that the window was ajar and I knew someone had broken in.
  3. The door was ajar, and a sliver of light shone through the crack.
  4. He pushed the door ajar and peered inside.
  5. The window was left ajar and a cool breeze came in.
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