(adjective, verb, adverb)


1. slightly open

- the door was ajar

Similar word(s): open, unfastened


1. Slightly turned or opened.

- The door was standing ajar.

- The door is ajar.

- When is a door not a door? When it is ajar.

2. (archaic) Out of harmony.

3. Being at variance or in contradiction to something.


1. (rare, perhaps nonstandard) To turn or open slightly; to become ajar or to cause to become ajar; to be or to hang ajar.

2. (rare, perhaps nonstandard) To show variance or contradiction with something; to be or cause to be askew.