(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): neckband

Definition categories: man–made, band

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

Definition categories: attribute, band, banding, stria, striation

3. anything worn or placed about the neck

- the thief was forced to wear a heavy wooden collar

- a collar of flowers was placed about the neck of the winning horse

Definition categories: man–made, neckpiece

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

Definition categories: man–made, hoop, ring

5. the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot

Definition categories: man–made, brim, lip, rim

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

Definition categories: man–made, band

7. necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck

Similar word(s): choker, neckband

Definition categories: man–made, necklace

8. a figurative restraint

- asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market

Similar word(s): leash

Definition categories: act, restraint

9. the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

- the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar

Similar word(s): apprehension, arrest, catch, pinch

Definition categories: act, capture, seizure

Sentences with collar as a noun:

- Make sure your dog has a collar holding an identification tag.

- a collar of brawn

- A nylon collar kept the bolt from damaging the surface underneath.


1. take into custody

Similar word(s): apprehend, arrest, cop, nab, nail

Definition categories: contact, clutch, prehend, seize

2. seize by the neck or collar

Definition categories: contact, clutch, prehend, seize

3. furnish with a collar

- collar the dog

Definition categories: contact, equip, fit, outfit

Sentences with collar as a verb:

- Collar and leash aggressive dogs.

- I managed to collar Fred in the office for an hour.