Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
burned or reduced to charcoal; scorched; singed
Not to be confused with:
chard – a variety of beet with leaves that are used as a vegetable
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree
v. charred, char·ring, chars
1. To burn the surface of; scorch.
2. To reduce to carbon or charcoal by incomplete combustion. See Synonyms at burn1.
1. To become scorched.
2. To become reduced to carbon or charcoal.
A substance that has been scorched, burned, or reduced to charcoal.
[Back-formation from charcoal.]
char 2also 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.
char 3(chär) Chiefly British
intr.v. charred, char·ring, chars
To work as a charwoman.
[Middle English, a piece of work, from Old English cierr, a turning.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
burnt and blackened
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
charred[tʃɑːd] ADJ → carbonizado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
charred[ˈtʃɑːrd] adj (= burnt) [remains, bodies] → carbonisé(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012