Ajar can be defined as an adverb or an adjective. When used, it gives the meaning of something being slightly or partly open.


  1. He left his soft drink bottle ‘ajar’, simply because he did not want excessive fizz in his drink.
  2. She left the door ‘ajar’ to ensure that she could hear if the child awoke from his sleep.
  3. For a person who never talks at all, this was the first time ever that anyone had seen him be ‘ajar’.

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