Ajar can be defined as an adverb or an adjective. When used, it gives the meaning of something being slightly or partly open.
- He left his soft drink bottle ‘ajar’, simply because he did not want excessive fizz in his drink.
- She left the door ‘ajar’ to ensure that she could hear if the child awoke from his sleep.
- For a person who never talks at all, this was the first time ever that anyone had seen him be ‘ajar’.