Collar - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkɑːlər|  American pronunciation of the word collar
Brit.  |ˈkɒlə|  British pronunciation of the word collar


- a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over (syn: neckband)
- (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal
- 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
- a short ring fastened over a rod or shaft to limit, guide, or secure a machine part
- the stitching that forms the rim of a shoe or boot
- a band of leather or rope that is placed around an animal's neck as a harness or to identify it
- necklace that fits tightly around a woman's neck (syn: choker, neckband)
- a figurative restraint (syn: leash)
asked for a collar on program trading in the stock market
- the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal) (syn: apprehension, arrest, catch, pinch)
the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar


- take into custody (syn: apprehend, arrest, cop, nab, nail, pick up)
- seize by the neck or collar
- furnish with a collar
collar the dog

Extra examples

He wore a shirt with a tight-fitting collar.

She grabbed me by the collar.

I bought a new collar for the dog.

The police collared the guy a few blocks from the scene.

He collared me on my way out the door.

I made the collar in broad daylight.

He was collared by two French soldiers, and dragged back into the battery.

He grabbed me by the collar.

He loosened his collar and tie.

The police collared him less than twenty minutes after the robbery.

He collared her in the staff room at lunchtime and started telling her about his holiday plans.

He turned under his shirt's collar.

A shirt with a round collar

The collar of the coat is chinchilla.

The collar is made of pigskin.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: collar
he/she/it: collars
present participle: collaring
past tense: collared
past participle: collared
singular: collar
plural: collars
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