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  • n. Alternative form of char (turn, task, chore, worker).
  • n. A narrow lane or passage between houses in a town.
  • v. To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant; to do small jobs; to char.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A narrow street.
  • A chore; to chore; to do. See char.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See char.
  • n. A narrow lane or passage between houses in a town.
  • n. See char.

Etymologies

From Middle English chare, variant (due to the verb form charen) of char, cher ("a turn"), from Old English ċierr, ċerr ("a turn, change, time, occasion, affair, business"), from Proto-Germanic *karzijanan (“to turn, sweep”), from Proto-Indo-European *gers- (“to turn, bend”). More at char. (Wiktionary)

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