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NOUN (3)

1. a charred substance;

2. a human female employed to do housework;
- Example: "the char will clean the carpet"
- Example: "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write"
[syn: charwoman, char, cleaning woman, cleaning lady, woman]

3. any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus;
[syn: char, charr]


VERB (2)

1. burn to charcoal;
- Example: "Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything"
[syn: char, coal]

2. burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color;
- Example: "The cook blackened the chicken breast"
- Example: "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"
- Example: "the flames scorched the ceiling"
[syn: char, blacken, sear, scorch]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Char \Char\, Chare \Chare\, v. i. To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant; to do small jobs. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Char \Char\ (ch[aum]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charred (ch[aum]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Charring.] [Prob. the same word as char to perform (see Char, n.), the modern use coming from charcoal, prop. coal-turned, turned to coal.] 1. To reduce to coal or carbon by exposure to heat; to reduce to charcoal; to burn to a cinder. [1913 Webster] 2. To burn slightly or partially; as, to char wood. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Char \Char\, Charr \Charr\, n. [Ir. cear, Gael. ceara, lit., red, blood-colored, fr. cear blood. So named from its red belly.] (Zool.) One of the several species of fishes of the genus Salvelinus, allied to the spotted trout and salmon, inhabiting deep lakes in mountainous regions in Europe. In the United States, the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) is sometimes called a char. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Char \Char\, n. [F.] A car; a chariot. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Char \Char\, n. [OE. cherr, char a turning, time, work, AS. cerr, cyrr, turn, occasion, business, fr. cerran, cyrran, to turn; akin to OS. k["e]rian, OHG. ch["e]ran, G. kehren. Cf. Chore, Ajar.] Work done by the day; a single job, or task; a chore. [Written also chare.] [Eng.] [1913 Webster] When thou hast done this chare, I give thee leave To play till doomsday. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Char
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Char \Char\, Chare \Chare\, v. t. [See 3d Char.] 1. To perform; to do; to finish. [Obs.] --Nores. [1913 Webster] Thet char is chared, as the good wife said when she had hanged her husband. --Old Proverb. [1913 Webster] 2. To work or hew, as stone. --Oxf. Gloss. [1913 Webster] Char
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

char n 1: a charred substance 2: 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" [syn: charwoman, char, cleaning woman, cleaning lady, woman] 3: any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus [syn: char, charr] v 1: burn to charcoal; "Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything" [syn: char, coal] 2: 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" [syn: char, blacken, sear, scorch]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "char": blaze, blister, brand, burn, burn in, burn off, cast, cauterize, chare, charwoman, chore, cleaner, cleaner-off, cleaner-up, cleaning lady, cleaning man, cleaning woman, coal, crack, cupel, custodian, do chars, do the chores, flame, found, janitor, janitress, labor, oxidate, oxidize, parch, pyrolyze, scorch, sear, singe, solder, swinge, torrefy, turn a hand, vesicate, vulcanize, weld, work
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

char /keir/, /char/, /kar/, n. Shorthand for ?character?. Esp.: used by C programmers, as char is C's typename for character data.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

char /keir/ or /char/; rarely, /kar/ character. Especially used by C programmers, as "char" is C's typename for character data. [Jargon File] (1994-11-29)