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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 Fuller replied, "The arrangement is impossible as far as I am concerned, for whatever I should whiten, you would immediately blacken again with your charcoal.
She took up her charcoal again, but in a moment put it down with a groan.
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.
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.
He then took out the two perfectly-isolated conducting-wires, which served for the decomposition of the water, and, searching in his travelling-sack, brought forth two pieces of charcoal, cut down to a sharp point, and fixed one at the end of each wire.
On re-entering the cloister, the archdeacon found at the door of his cell his brother Jehan du Moulin, who was waiting for him, and who had beguiled the tedium of waiting by drawing on the wall with a bit of charcoal, a profile of his elder brother, enriched with a monstrous nose.
His brown morose face with frowning brows was clearly visible by the glow of the charcoal.
Petacha was a desert valley, and produced only three things: cattle, fire-wood, and charcoal.
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.
He added charcoal and a fisherman's brazier, a coffee pot and frying pan, and the coffee and the meat, and a black bass fresh from the water that day.
In his Columbiad charges Rodman employed a powder as large as chestnuts, made of willow charcoal, simply dried in cast- iron pans.