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GAR

abbr.
Grand Army of the Republic

gar 1

 (gär)
n.
1. Any of several fishes of the family Lepisosteidae of fresh and brackish waters of North and Central America and Cuba, having an elongated body and long narrow jaws with sharp teeth. Also called garfish, garpike.
2. A needlefish.

[Short for garfish.]

gar 2

 (gär)
tr.v. garred, gar·ring, gars Scots
To cause or compel.

[Middle English geren, from Old Norse gera, to make.]
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gar

(ɡɑː)
n, pl gar or gars
(Animals) short for garpike, garfish

gar

(ɡɑːr)
vb
(tr) Scot to cause or compel
[from Old Norse]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

gar

(gɑr)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) gar, (esp. for kinds or species) gars.
1. Also called garfish , garpike. any long-jawed freshwater ganoid fish of the genus Lepisosteus, of North America.
[1755–65, Amer.; shortened form of garfish]

gar.

garage.

G.A.R.

Grand Army of the Republic.
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gar


Past participle: garred
Gerund: garring

Imperative
gar
gar
Present
I gar
you gar
he/she/it gars
we gar
you gar
they gar
Preterite
I garred
you garred
he/she/it garred
we garred
you garred
they garred
Present Continuous
I am garring
you are garring
he/she/it is garring
we are garring
you are garring
they are garring
Present Perfect
I have garred
you have garred
he/she/it has garred
we have garred
you have garred
they have garred
Past Continuous
I was garring
you were garring
he/she/it was garring
we were garring
you were garring
they were garring
Past Perfect
I had garred
you had garred
he/she/it had garred
we had garred
you had garred
they had garred
Future
I will gar
you will gar
he/she/it will gar
we will gar
you will gar
they will gar
Future Perfect
I will have garred
you will have garred
he/she/it will have garred
we will have garred
you will have garred
they will have garred
Future Continuous
I will be garring
you will be garring
he/she/it will be garring
we will be garring
you will be garring
they will be garring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been garring
you have been garring
he/she/it has been garring
we have been garring
you have been garring
they have been garring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been garring
you will have been garring
he/she/it will have been garring
we will have been garring
you will have been garring
they will have been garring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been garring
you had been garring
he/she/it had been garring
we had been garring
you had been garring
they had been garring
Conditional
I would gar
you would gar
he/she/it would gar
we would gar
you would gar
they would gar
Past Conditional
I would have garred
you would have garred
he/she/it would have garred
we would have garred
you would have garred
they would have garred
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gar - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teethgar - primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
ganoid, ganoid fish - primitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
genus Lepisosteus, Lepisosteus - type genus of the Lepisosteidae: freshwater gars
2.gar - elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jawsgar - elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws; abundant in coastal waters
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
Belonidae, family Belonidae - ferocious fishes of warm regions resembling but unrelated to the freshwater gars
timucu - found in warm waters of western Atlantic
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References in classic literature ?
He always wore a dirty white waistcoat out of the pockets of which protruded a number of the kind of black ci- gars known as stogies.
"Now, by Gar, I feex you!" he cried, coming back with a heavy club in his hand.
"By Gar! you've got an Irish tongue in your head anyhow," cried the saloon-keeper, not quite certain whether to humour this audacious visitor or to stand upon his dignity.
Gar! you'll be a mighty useful brother, I'm thinking!
"By Gar!" McGinty flushed an angry red and then burst into a roar of laughter.
I fear, mon gar., that they have taught thee but badly at Beaulieu, for surely a bishop knows more of what is right and what is ill than an abbot can do, and I myself with these very eyes saw the Bishop of Lincoln hew into a Scottish hobeler with a battle-axe, which was a passing strange way of showing him that he loved him."
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army, U.S.
Of these, the GARS gene located on chromosome 7p produces an aminoacyl tRNA synthetase responsible for charging the associated tRNAs and the first protein of its kind implicated in any inherited human disorder.
21 September 2015 - Russian telecommunications operator MegaFon (LSE: MFON) has acquired a 100% interest in Russial local exchange operator GARS Holding Ltd., the company said.
Absolute growth of longnose gars has never been measured from a known date of fertilization of an ovum in the wild to near the end of the first growing season over a precisely known number of days of life.
It stopped selling GARs in 1988, two years before they became expensive to honour as a result of falls in interest rates and inflation.