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char 1

 (chär)
v. charred, char·ring, chars
v.tr.
1. To burn the surface of; scorch.
2. To reduce to carbon or charcoal by incomplete combustion. See Synonyms at burn1.
v.intr.
1. To become scorched.
2. To become reduced to carbon or charcoal.
n.
A substance that has been scorched, burned, or reduced to charcoal.

[Back-formation from charcoal.]

char 2

also charr  (chär)
n. pl. char or chars also charr or charrs
Any of several salmonid fishes of the genus Salvelinus, usually having a dark body with light spots, and including the arctic char, the brook trout, and the lake trout.

[Origin unknown.]

char 3

 (chär) Chiefly British
n.
A charwoman.
intr.v. charred, char·ring, chars
To work as a charwoman.

[Middle English, a piece of work, from Old English cierr, a turning.]

char

(tʃɑː)
vb, chars, charring or charred
1. to burn or be burned partially, esp so as to blacken the surface; scorch
2. (tr) to reduce (wood) to charcoal by partial combustion
[C17: short for charcoal]

char

(tʃɑː) or

charr

n, pl char, chars, charr or charrs
(Animals) any of various troutlike fishes of the genus Salvelinus, esp S. alpinus, occurring in cold lakes and northern seas: family Salmonidae (salmon)
[C17: of unknown origin]

char

(tʃɑː)
n
short for charwoman
vb, chars, charring or charred
to do housework, cleaning, etc, as a job
[C18: from Old English cerr]

char

(tʃɑː)
n
(Cookery) Brit a slang word for tea
[from Chinese ch'a]

char1

(tʃɑr)

v. charred, char•ring,
n. v.t.
1. to burn or reduce to charcoal.
2. to burn slightly; scorch: The flame charred the steak.
v.i.
3. to become charred.
n.
4. a charred material or surface.
5. charcoal.
[1670–80; appar. extracted from charcoal]

char2

(tʃɑr)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) char, (esp. for kinds or species) chars.
any trout of the genus Salvelinus (or Cristovomer), esp. the arctic char.
[1655–65; of unknown origin]

char3

(tʃɑr)

n., v. charred, char•ring. Chiefly Brit. n. v.i.
2. to work at cleaning offices or houses.
[1375–1425; late Middle English, Old English cerr, cierr turn, time, occasion, derivative of cierran to turn]

char.

1. character.
2. charter.

char


Past participle: charred
Gerund: charring

Imperative
char
char
Present
I char
you char
he/she/it chars
we char
you char
they char
Preterite
I charred
you charred
he/she/it charred
we charred
you charred
they charred
Present Continuous
I am charring
you are charring
he/she/it is charring
we are charring
you are charring
they are charring
Present Perfect
I have charred
you have charred
he/she/it has charred
we have charred
you have charred
they have charred
Past Continuous
I was charring
you were charring
he/she/it was charring
we were charring
you were charring
they were charring
Past Perfect
I had charred
you had charred
he/she/it had charred
we had charred
you had charred
they had charred
Future
I will char
you will char
he/she/it will char
we will char
you will char
they will char
Future Perfect
I will have charred
you will have charred
he/she/it will have charred
we will have charred
you will have charred
they will have charred
Future Continuous
I will be charring
you will be charring
he/she/it will be charring
we will be charring
you will be charring
they will be charring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been charring
you have been charring
he/she/it has been charring
we have been charring
you have been charring
they have been charring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been charring
you will have been charring
he/she/it will have been charring
we will have been charring
you will have been charring
they will have been charring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been charring
you had been charring
he/she/it had been charring
we had been charring
you had been charring
they had been charring
Conditional
I would char
you would char
he/she/it would char
we would char
you would char
they would char
Past Conditional
I would have charred
you would have charred
he/she/it would have charred
we would have charred
you would have charred
they would have charred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.char - a charred substance
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
animal black, animal charcoal, bone black, bone char - black substance containing char in the form of carbonized bone; used as a black pigment
snuff - the charred portion of a candlewick
2.char - a human female employed to do houseworkchar - a human female employed to do housework; "the char will clean the carpet"; "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write"
cleaner - someone whose occupation is cleaning
3.char - any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus
salmonid - soft-finned fishes of cold and temperate waters
Arctic char, Salvelinus alpinus - small trout of northern waters; landlocked populations in Quebec and northern New England
Verb1.char - burn to charcoal; "Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything"
combust, burn - cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
2.char - burn slightly and superficially so as to affect colorchar - burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
burn - burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"
singe, swinge - burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows"

char

verb scorch, sear, singe Halve the peppers and char the skins under a hot grill.

char

verb
To undergo or cause to undergo damage by or as if by fire:
noun
Damage or a damaged substance that results from burning:
Translations
يَحْرِقُ، يُفَحِّمُ
spálitzuhelnatit
brændebrænde påsvide
hiilihiillyttäähiiltääpuronieriäpuuhiili
elszenesedik
brenna; svíîa
paversti anglimis
pārogļotiessadedzināt
zuhoľnatieť

char

1 [tʃɑːʳ]
A. VT (= burn black) → carbonizar
B. VIcarbonizarse

char

2 [tʃɑːʳ]
A. N (= charwoman) = charlady
B. VIlimpiar, trabajar como asistenta

char

3 [tʃɑːʳ] N (Brit) → m

char

[ˈtʃɑːr]
vt
(= burn) → carboniser
vi (= burn) [food] → brûler
(British) [cleaner] → faire des ménages
n (British) = charlady

char

1
vt (= burn black)verkohlen

char

2 (Brit inf)
n (also charwoman, charlady)Putzfrau f
viputzen; to char for somebodybei jdm putzen

char

3
n (= fish)Saibling m

char

4
n (Brit inf: = tea) → Tee m

char

1 [tʃɑːʳ] vt (burn black) → carbonizzare

char

2 [tʃɑːʳ] (Brit)
1. n (charwoman) → donna a ore
2. vilavorare come donna a ore

char

(tʃaː) past tense past participle charred verb
to burn or turn black by fire or heat. The wood was charred by the intense heat.
References in classic literature ?
But I will be avenged,'' he added, starting from his char in impatience at the supposed injury, and catching hold of his boar-spear; ``I will go with my complaint to the great council; I have friends, I have followers man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists; let him come in his plate and his mail, and all that can render cowardice bold; I have sent such a javelin as this through a stronger fence than three of their war shields
There seem to be only two--the wet and the dry; but if you look closely below the torrents of rain and the clouds of char and dust you will find all four going round in their regular ring.
They've got you every way you turn: it's a choice between the Skilly of the workhouse and the Char Bydis of the middle class; and I haven't the nerve for the workhouse.
Thereupon the prisoner's Declaration of his innocence--on being char ged before the Sheriff with the murder of his wife--was read, in the following terms:
I hear a song sparrow singing from the bushes on the shore -- olit, olit, olit -- chip, chip, chip, che char -- che wiss, wiss, wiss.
I shall never forget the night he came down as the Char of Persia, I think he called it--a sort of Eastern King it was.
O principal problema associado a utilizacao de altas taxas de PCI e a geracao de char (carvao incombusto) na zona de combustao.
2]) were used to study the purge gas effect on char yield.
Due to the heat flux through the insulation, the timber members also char on their wide sides, giving rise to extensive arris roundings, see Figure 3.
Roll plastic wrap around char into a light cylinder and seal
Char and I cowered in a quiet, sometimes apprehensive, and always compartmentalized way of living.
Now, several millennia later, char is proving its utility again.