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coal

 (kōl)
n.
1.
a. A natural dark brown to black graphitelike material used as a fuel, formed from fossilized plants and consisting of amorphous carbon with various organic and some inorganic compounds.
b. A piece of this substance.
2. A glowing or charred piece of solid fuel.
3. Charcoal.
v. coaled, coal·ing, coals
v.tr.
1. To burn (a combustible solid) to a charcoal residue.
2. To provide with coal.
v.intr.
To take on coal.

[Middle English col, from Old English.]

coal

(kəʊl)
n
1. (Minerals)
a. a combustible compact black or dark-brown carbonaceous rock formed from compaction of layers of partially decomposed vegetation: a fuel and a source of coke, coal gas, and coal tar. See also anthracite, bituminous coal, lignite, peat1
b. (as modifier): coal cellar; coal merchant; coal mine; coal dust.
2. one or more lumps of coal
3. (Art Terms) short for charcoal
4. coals to Newcastle something supplied where it is already plentiful
5. haul someone over the coals to reprimand someone
vb
to take in, provide with, or turn into coal
[Old English col; related to Old Norse kol, Old High German kolo, Old Irish gūal]
ˈcoaly adj

coal

(koʊl)

n.
1. a black or dark brown mineral substance consisting of carbonized vegetable matter, used as a fuel.
2. a piece of glowing, charred, or burned wood or other combustible substance.
v.t.
4. to burn to coal or charcoal.
5. to provide with coal.
v.i.
6. to take in coal for fuel.
Idioms:
rake or haul over the coals, to reprimand severely.
[before 900; Middle English cole, Old English col, c. Old Frisian, Middle Low German kole, Old High German kol(o), Old Norse kol]

coal

(kōl)
A dark-brown to black, natural solid substance formed from fossilized plants under conditions of great pressure, high humidity, and lack of air. Coal consists mainly of carbon and is widely used as a fuel and raw material. See more at anthracite, bituminous coal, lignite.

coal


Past participle: coaled
Gerund: coaling

Imperative
coal
coal
Present
I coal
you coal
he/she/it coals
we coal
you coal
they coal
Preterite
I coaled
you coaled
he/she/it coaled
we coaled
you coaled
they coaled
Present Continuous
I am coaling
you are coaling
he/she/it is coaling
we are coaling
you are coaling
they are coaling
Present Perfect
I have coaled
you have coaled
he/she/it has coaled
we have coaled
you have coaled
they have coaled
Past Continuous
I was coaling
you were coaling
he/she/it was coaling
we were coaling
you were coaling
they were coaling
Past Perfect
I had coaled
you had coaled
he/she/it had coaled
we had coaled
you had coaled
they had coaled
Future
I will coal
you will coal
he/she/it will coal
we will coal
you will coal
they will coal
Future Perfect
I will have coaled
you will have coaled
he/she/it will have coaled
we will have coaled
you will have coaled
they will have coaled
Future Continuous
I will be coaling
you will be coaling
he/she/it will be coaling
we will be coaling
you will be coaling
they will be coaling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coaling
you have been coaling
he/she/it has been coaling
we have been coaling
you have been coaling
they have been coaling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coaling
you will have been coaling
he/she/it will have been coaling
we will have been coaling
you will have been coaling
they will have been coaling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coaling
you had been coaling
he/she/it had been coaling
we had been coaling
you had been coaling
they had been coaling
Conditional
I would coal
you would coal
he/she/it would coal
we would coal
you would coal
they would coal
Past Conditional
I would have coaled
you would have coaled
he/she/it would have coaled
we would have coaled
you would have coaled
they would have coaled

coal

A rock that is mostly carbon and readily burns. It consists of layered plant remains compacted by pressure over millions of years.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coal - fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous periodcoal - fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
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
fossil fuel - fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content
anthracite, anthracite coal, hard coal - a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
bituminous coal, soft coal - rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame
brown coal, lignite, wood coal - intermediate between peat and bituminous coal
steam coal - coal suitable for use under steam boilers
vegetable matter - matter produced by plants or growing in the manner of a plant
2.coal - a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smolderingcoal - a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
Verb1.coal - 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.coal - supply with coal
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
3.coal - take in coal; "The big ship coaled"
gather in, take in - fold up; "take in the sails"
Translations
uhlí
kul
terkarbo
hiili
ugljen
szén
kol
石炭
석탄
akmens anglių baseinasakmens anglysanglių kasykladuoti pylos
akmeņogles
uhlie
premog
kol
ถ่านหิน
kömürmaden/taş kömürü
than

coal

[kəʊl]
A. Ncarbón m; (soft) → hulla f
to carry coals to Newcastlellevar leña al monte or agua al mar
to haul sb over the coalsecharle una bronca a algn
to heap coals of fire on sb's headavergonzar a algn devolviéndole bien por mal
B. VI (Naut) → tomar carbón
C. CPD coal bunker Ncarbonera f
coal cellar Ncarbonera f
coal dust Npolvillo m de carbón, carbonilla f
coal fire Nchimenea f de carbón
coal gas Ngas m de hulla
coal hod Ncubo m de carbón
coal industry Nindustria f del carbón
coal measures NPLdepósitos mpl de carbón
coal merchant Ncarbonero m
coal mine Nmina f de carbón
coal miner Nminero/a m/f del carbón
coal mining Nminería f del carbón
coal oil N (US) → parafina f
coal pit Nmina f de carbón, pozo m de carbón
coal scuttle Ncubo m para carbón
coal shed Ncarbonera f
coal strike Nhuelga f de mineros
coal tar Nalquitrán m mineral
coal tit Ncarbonero m garrapinos
coal yard Npatio m del carbón

coal

[ˈkəʊl] ncharbon m
to drag sb over the coals, to haul sb over the coals (= reprimand) → passer un savon à qn
to take coals to Newcastle → porter de l'eau à la rivièrecoal-burning [ˈkəʊlbɜːnɪŋ] adj
coal-burning power stations → centrales fpl au charbon

coal

nKohle f; we still burn coalwir heizen noch mit Kohle; as black as coalkohlrabenschwarz; to carry or take coals to Newcastle (Brit Prov) → Eulen nach Athen tragen (Prov); to haul (Brit) or drag somebody over the coalsjdm eine Standpauke halten, jdm die Leviten lesen; to heap coals of fire on somebody’s headfeurige Kohlen auf jds Haupt (dat)sammeln

coal

in cpdsKohlen-;
coal bed
nKohlenflöz m
coal bin, coal bunker
nKohlenkasten m
coal-black
coal cellar
nKohlenkeller m
coal dust
nKohlenstaub m, → (Kohlen)grus m

coal

:
coalface
n (Brit) → Streb m; men who work at the coalMänner, die im Streb or vor Ort arbeiten; workers at the coal (fig)diejenigen, die die Arbeit machen
coalfield
nKohlenrevier nt
coal fire
nKamin m; a coal heats betterein Kohlenfeuer wärmt besser
coal-fired
adjKohle(n)-; coal power stationKohlekraftwerk nt
coal hod
nKohleneimer m
coal hole
nKohlenbunker m

coal

:
coal man
nKohlenmann m
coal merchant
coal mine
nGrube f, → Zeche f, → Kohlenbergwerk nt
coal miner
nBergmann m, → Kumpel m (inf)
coal-mining
nKohle(n)bergbau m; the coal industryder Kohle(n)bergbau; coal areaKohlenrevier nt
coal pit
coal scuttle
nKohleneimer m, → Kohlenkasten m
coal seam
nKohlenflöz m
coal shed
nKohlenschuppen m
coal strike
nBergarbeiterstreik m
coal tar
nKohlenteer m
coal tar soap
nTeerseife f
coal tip
n (Brit) → Kohlenhalde f
coal tit
n (Orn) → Tannenmeise f
coal yard
nKohlenhof m

coal

[kəʊl]
1. ncarbone m
to carry coals to Newcastle (fig) → portare acqua al mare
2. adj (fire) → di carbone; (industry) → del carbone; (stove) → a carbone

coal

(kəul) noun
a black mineral burned for fuel, heat etc.
ˈcoalfield noun
an area where there is coal to be mined.
ˈcoalmine noun
a mine from which coal is dug.
haul (someone) over the coals
to scold.

coal

فَحْم uhlí kul Kohle κάρβουνο carbón hiili charbon ugljen carbone 石炭 석탄 steenkool kull węgiel carvão уголь kol ถ่านหิน kömür than

coal

n carbón m
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It glowed delightfully in the radiance of an immense fire, compounded of coal, peat, and wood; and near the table, laid for a plentiful evening meal, I was pleased to observe the
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