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char·coal

 (chär′kōl′)
n.
1. A black, porous, carbonaceous material, 85 to 98 percent carbon, produced by the destructive distillation of wood and used as a fuel, filter, and adsorbent.
2.
a. A drawing pencil or crayon made from this material.
b. A drawing executed with such a pencil or crayon.
3. A dark grayish brown to black or dark purplish gray.
tr.v. char·coaled, char·coal·ing, char·coals
1. To draw, write, or blacken with a black, carbonaceous material.
2. To charbroil.

[Middle English charcol : char (perhaps from Old French charbon, from Latin carbō; see carbon) + col, charcoal, coal; see coal.]

charcoal

(ˈtʃɑːˌkəʊl)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a black amorphous form of carbon made by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air: used as a fuel, in smelting metal ores, in explosives, and as an absorbent. See activated carbon
2. (Art Terms) a stick or pencil of this for drawing
3. (Art Terms) a drawing done in charcoal
4. (Colours) short for charcoal grey
vb
(Art Terms) (tr) to write, draw, or blacken with charcoal
[C14: from char (origin obscure) + coal]

char•coal

(ˈtʃɑrˌkoʊl)

n.
1. the carbonaceous material obtained by heating an organic substance, as wood, in the absence of air.
2. a drawing pencil of charcoal.
3. a drawing made with charcoal.
v.t.
4. to draw or blacken with charcoal.
5. to cook over a charcoal fire, esp. on a grill.
[1300–50; Middle English charcole]
char′coal′y, adj.

char·coal

(chär′kōl′)
A black porous form of carbon produced by heating wood or bone in little or no air. Charcoal is used as a fuel, for drawing, and in air and water filters.

charcoal


Past participle: charcoaled
Gerund: charcoaling

Imperative
charcoal
charcoal
Present
I charcoal
you charcoal
he/she/it charcoals
we charcoal
you charcoal
they charcoal
Preterite
I charcoaled
you charcoaled
he/she/it charcoaled
we charcoaled
you charcoaled
they charcoaled
Present Continuous
I am charcoaling
you are charcoaling
he/she/it is charcoaling
we are charcoaling
you are charcoaling
they are charcoaling
Present Perfect
I have charcoaled
you have charcoaled
he/she/it has charcoaled
we have charcoaled
you have charcoaled
they have charcoaled
Past Continuous
I was charcoaling
you were charcoaling
he/she/it was charcoaling
we were charcoaling
you were charcoaling
they were charcoaling
Past Perfect
I had charcoaled
you had charcoaled
he/she/it had charcoaled
we had charcoaled
you had charcoaled
they had charcoaled
Future
I will charcoal
you will charcoal
he/she/it will charcoal
we will charcoal
you will charcoal
they will charcoal
Future Perfect
I will have charcoaled
you will have charcoaled
he/she/it will have charcoaled
we will have charcoaled
you will have charcoaled
they will have charcoaled
Future Continuous
I will be charcoaling
you will be charcoaling
he/she/it will be charcoaling
we will be charcoaling
you will be charcoaling
they will be charcoaling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been charcoaling
you have been charcoaling
he/she/it has been charcoaling
we have been charcoaling
you have been charcoaling
they have been charcoaling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been charcoaling
you will have been charcoaling
he/she/it will have been charcoaling
we will have been charcoaling
you will have been charcoaling
they will have been charcoaling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been charcoaling
you had been charcoaling
he/she/it had been charcoaling
we had been charcoaling
you had been charcoaling
they had been charcoaling
Conditional
I would charcoal
you would charcoal
he/she/it would charcoal
we would charcoal
you would charcoal
they would charcoal
Past Conditional
I would have charcoaled
you would have charcoaled
he/she/it would have charcoaled
we would have charcoaled
you would have charcoaled
they would have charcoaled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charcoal - a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of aircharcoal - a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
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
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
2.charcoal - a stick of black carbon material used for drawing
writing implement - an implement that is used to write
3.charcoal - a very dark grey color
gray, grayness, greyness, grey - a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
4.charcoal - a drawing made with a stick of black carbon material
drawing - a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
Verb1.charcoal - draw, trace, or represent with charcoal
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
Adj.1.charcoal - of a very dark grey
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
Translations
فَحْمٌ نَباتيفَحْمٌ نَبَاتِيّ
dřevěné uhlíuhel
trækul
lignokarbo
puuhiiliantrasiittihiilihiilipiirros
ugljen
faszénrajzszénszénrajz
arang
viîarkol; teiknikol
木炭
carbo
medžio anglis
kokogle
drevené uhlie
träkol
ถ่าน
than củi

charcoal

[ˈtʃɑːkəʊl]
A. Ncarbón m vegetal (Art) → carboncillo m
B. CPD charcoal drawing Ndibujo m al carbón or al carboncillo

charcoal

[ˈtʃɑːrkəʊl] ncharbon m de bois
a piece of charcoal → un morceau de charboncharcoal-grey [ˌtʃɑːrkəʊlˈgreɪ]
adjgris foncé inv, (gris) anthracite inv

charcoal

nHolzkohle f; (= drawing)Kohlezeichnung f; (= pencil)Kohle (→ stift m) f

charcoal

:
charcoal-burner
n (= person)Köhler m, → Kohlenbrenner m (rare); (= stove)Holzkohlenofen m
charcoal drawing
charcoal grey, (US) charcoal gray
nSchwarzgrau nt
charcoal-grey, (US) charcoal-gray
adjschwarzgrau

charcoal

[ˈtʃɑːkəʊl] ncarbone m di legna; (for sketching) → carboncino

charcoal

(ˈtʃaːkəul) noun
the black part of partly burned wood etc, used as fuel and for drawing.

charcoal

فَحْمٌ نَبَاتِيّ dřevěné uhlí trækul Holzkohle κάρβουνο carbón puuhiili charbon ugljen carbone 木炭 houtskool trekull węgiel drzewny carvão древесный уголь träkol ถ่าน odun kömürü than củi 木炭

char·coal

n. carbón vegetal.

charcoal

n carbón m; activated — carbón activado
References in classic literature ?
The ruddy glare of the charcoal displayed the confused and unpromising aspect of the room,--saddles, bridles, several sorts of harness, riding-whips, overcoats, and various articles of clothing, scattered up and down the room in confused variety; and the dogs, of whom we have before spoken, had encamped themselves among them, to suit their own taste and convenience.
Then we asked hospitality at the hut of a charcoal burner, and got what was to be had.
There was heaps of old greasy cards scattered around over the floor, and old whisky bottles, and a couple of masks made out of black cloth; and all over the walls was the ignorantest kind of words and pictures made with charcoal.
The one object of furniture (if furniture it might be called) visible far or near in the vast emptiness of the place, was a gaunt ancient tripod of curiously chased metal, standing lonely in the middle of the hall, and supporting a wide circular pan, filled deep with ashes from an extinct charcoal fire.
These words are formed by the rusty iron point with which I write with difficulty in scrapings of soot and charcoal from the chimney, mixed with blood, in the last month of the tenth year of my captivity.
Sitting in among the wares he dealt in, by a charcoal stove, made of old bricks, was a grey-haired rascal, nearly seventy years of age; who had screened himself from the cold air without, by a frousy curtaining of miscellaneous tatters, hung upon a line; and smoked his pipe in all the luxury of calm retirement.
Some Malays were crouching by a little charcoal stove, playing with bone counters and showing their white teeth as they chattered.
And when the morning came and the mists were all white and cold, he saw the man's child pick up a wicker pot plastered inside with earth, fill it with lumps of red-hot charcoal, put it under his blanket, and go out to tend the cows in the byre.
This being so, thou must remember that I am now labouring under that infirmity which women sometimes suffer from, when the craving seizes them to eat clay, plaster, charcoal, and things even worse, disgusting to look at, much more to eat; so that it will be necessary to have recourse to some artifice to cure me; and this can be easily effected if only thou wilt make a beginning, even though it be in a lukewarm and make-believe fashion, to pay court to Camilla, who will not be so yielding that her virtue will give way at the first attack: with this mere attempt I shall rest satisfied, and thou wilt have done what our friendship binds thee to do, not only in giving me life, but in persuading me not to discard my honour.
Women had hysterics in those days to get their ends, but now" (he began to laugh) "their vapors end in charcoal.
As I approached it I saw that it was the dead and mummified remains of a little old woman with long black hair, and the thing it leaned over was a small charcoal burner upon which rested a round copper vessel containing a small quantity of greenish powder.
Nevertheless, one day when Monsieur de Beaufort was walking in the meadow his fire was put out, his charcoal all removed, taken away; and thus his means of drawing utterly destroyed.