Meaning of 'collar'

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Meaning of ‘collar’

12 definitions found.



the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

Example: "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

Synonyms: apprehension


a figurative restraint

Example: "asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market"

Synonyms: leash


necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck

Synonyms: choker dog collar neckband


a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over

Synonyms: neckband


a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it


the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot

Synonyms: shoe collar


a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part


anything worn or placed about the neck

Example: "the thief was forced to wear a heavy wooden collar"


(zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal


to take into custody

Synonyms: arrest


to furnish with a collar

Example: "Collar the dog and we can go for a walk."


to seize by the neck or collar

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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