American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. chain (measurement)
- abbr. check (chess)
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common English digraph, of various origin and pronunciation. In native English words it is always pronounced tsh, being a compound sound consisting of a t produced at the sh-point, followed by an sh in intimate union, so that the sound is commonly regarded as one, and is in many languages, as in Sanskrit, Hindustani, Russian, etc., provided with a simple character. In Spanish it is denoted by ch as in English, but the symbol is regarded and named (che, pronounced chā) as a single character in separate alphabetical place. Ch= tsh is the surd correlate of j = dzh. (See
j.) The digraph ch occurs
- n. An abbreviation
- n. of chapter, and
- n. of church.
- An abbreviation of China;
- of Chinese;
- of check (in chess).
- Aphetic form of ich, utch, ultimately from Old English iċ. (Wiktionary)
“The term ch'ao , "with its aspiration, low rising tone and all cannot be translated into English," we're told.”
“The term château, or castle, used in this narrative was applied to a kind of grassy platform at the top.”
“He might even wonder why the French word châtrer had anything at all to do with little ol 'him ... when, clearly, with the prefix "chat," does this emasculating mot begin!”
““We suspected them at one time of being the leaders of what they call the château gang.””
“Multilingual. ch is a search interface for translators that uses Google”
“Simon Keenlyside sings "Fin ch'han dal vino" from Don Giovanni (Abbado conducting):”
“Let's open our ears, our hearts and our minds and read along with the brilliant minds that created this concept: The micro compact home [m-ch] is a lightweight compact dwelling for one or two people.”
“The micro compact home [m-ch] is all the rage in Europe right now.”
“In wine terms, these are mainly garagiste offerings rather than from the main châteaus.”
“* To explain these dates it is necessary to note that Champlain lived for years in one of the buildings of the Fort of Saint Louis which he first erected, and the name château is often applied to that structure; but the château, properly so-called, was not commenced until 1647, and it as well as its successors was within the limits of the fort.”
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Seventy two-letter words that are not in The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, 4th edition (compared to 101 that are in OSPD4, as listed by robotjohnny.) Most are found as headwords in larger d...
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