American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To burn the surface of; scorch.
- v. To reduce to carbon or charcoal by incomplete combustion.
- v. To become scorched.
- v. To become reduced to carbon or charcoal. See Synonyms at burn1.
- n. A substance that has been scorched, burned, or reduced to charcoal.
- n. Any of several fishes of the genus Salvelinus, especially the arctic char, related to the trout and salmon.
- n. A charwoman.
- v. To work as a charwoman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A turn.
- n. A particular time.
- n. A motion; an act.
- n. A particular thing to do; a single piece of work; a job; in the plural, miscellaneous jobs; work done by the day. See chore.
- To turn; give another direction to.
- To lead or drive.
- To stop or turn back: in this sense only chare.
- To separate (chaff) from the grain: in this sense only chare.
- To do; perform; execute.
- To turn; return.
- To go; wend.
- To work in the house of another by the day; do chares or chores; do small jobs.
- To burn or reduce to charcoal.
- To burn the surface of more or less: as, to char the inside of a barrel (a process regularly employed for some purposes); the timbers were badly charred. Synonyms See
- n. Charcoal.
- In building, to hew; work, as stone.
- n. A fish of the family Salmonidæ and genus Salvelinus. All the species were formerly ranged in the genus Salmo, and several fishes which are properly chars are called salmon or trout. There is but one generally recognized species in Europe, Salvelinus alpinus, the common red char, formerly called
Salmo umbla, of which the so-called Windermere char and the Welsh torgoch or redbelly are by most considered to be varieties. It inhabits clear cold waters of Switzerland, Germany, Scandinavia, and Great Britain. The American char nearest the European is known as the Rangeley lake (in Maine) trout, Salvelinus oquassa. The Floeberg char of arctic America is S. arcturas. The common American brook-trout, S. fontinalis, is also a char. Chars are among the most beautiful and delicious of the salmon family. They are distinguished from the true trouts by having the vomer boat-shaped and without teeth in its shaft. The colors also are characteristic.
- n. A car; a chariot.
- n. An old wine-measure. In Geneva it was about 145 United States gallons.
- n. An island or sandbank formed in a stream.
- To scorch; burn; ‘singe’ (liquids): as, to char the wort in brewing.
- To become charcoal.
- n. In sugar manufacturing, concentrated sweet water or liquor highly charged with dissolved sugar.
- n. obsolete A time; a turn or occasion.
- n. obsolete A turn of work; a labour or item of business.
- n. An odd job, a chore or piece of housework.
- n. A charlady, a woman employed to do housework; cleaning lady.
- v. obsolete To turn, especially away or aside.
- v. To work, especially to do housework.
- n. One of the several species of fishes of the genus Salvelinus or the brook trout.
- v. ergative To burn something to charcoal.
- v. To burn slightly or superficially so as to affect colour.
- n. A charred substance.
- n. computing, programming A character (text element such as a letter or symbol), whose data size is commonly one or several bytes.
- n. UK tea (drink)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) 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
- n. obsolete A car; a chariot.
- n. engraving Work done by the day; a single job, or task; a chore.
- v. obsolete To perform; to do; to finish.
- v. To work or hew, as stone.
- v. To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant; to do small jobs.
- v. To reduce to coal or carbon by exposure to heat; to reduce to charcoal; to burn to a cinder.
- v. To burn slightly or partially.
- n. a human female employed to do housework
- n. a charred substance
- v. burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
- v. burn to charcoal
- n. any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus
- From Middle English cherre ("odd job"), from Old English ċierr ("a turn, change, time, occasion, affair, business"), from ċierran ("to turn, change, turn oneself, go, come, proceed, turn back, return, regard, translate, persuade, convert, be converted, agree to, submit, make to submit, reduce"), from Proto-Germanic *karzijanan (“to turn”), from Proto-Indo-European *gers- (“to bend, turn”). Cognate with Dutch keer ("a time, turn, occasion"), German Kehre ("a turn, bight, bend"), Greek γύρος ("a bout, whirl"), gyre. Compare Sanskrit "char" (to do), "kri" (to do), "kar" (to perform), and Persian کار (kar, work). More at chore, ajar. (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from charcoal.Origin unknown.Middle English, a piece of work, from Old English cierr, a turning. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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