to become charred.
a charred material or surface.
a superior carbon-rich fuel, a by-product of the conversion of coal into gaseous or liquid fuel.
Other definitions for char (2 of 6)
any trout of the genus Salvelinus (or Cristovomer), especially the Arctic char.
Other definitions for char (3 of 6)
a task, especially a household chore.
chars, odd jobs, especially of housework, for which one is paid by the hour or day.
to work at housecleaning by the day or hour; hire oneself out to do odd jobs.
to do (housework, odd jobs, or chores); clean or repair.
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Re·né [ruh-ney], /rəˈneɪ/, 1907–1988, French poet.
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How to use char in a sentence
A nice char on the vegetables will get deeper flavor in your stock.An aromatic chicken soup to restore the body and revive the spirit | Olga Massov | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
For a moment, things appear to be going well … and then Walker reaches into his bag and chars your ankles as Williams flips the screen and creates a wide open free-throw-line jumper.Give Boston’s Kemba Walker A Double Pick And Watch Him Work | Michael Pina | August 31, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
My last bar was a place in Brooklyn called char No 4, which is known for being a strong whisky bar.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan | | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Also, make sure to try their cheeseburger, which “forever raised the bar on what a classic char-burger can taste like.”Best Broncos and Seahawks Bars to Watch Super Bowl XLVIII | Justin Jones | January 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The arctic char eyeball, on the other hand, which I had the day after—a raw eyeball is a whole other matter.
For the adventurous, try the reindeer or puffin; for those feeling fishy, go for arctic char or the array of sushi.
These cigars rarely "char" in burning; certainly not, if made of good quality of tobacco and thoroughly sweat.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
There was a passion to her kiss that he had never felt before, a rising tide of flame that threatened to char him.Pagan Passions | Gordon Randall Garrett
The party finally mounted the char-a-bancs, just as I was about to offer the baby for twenty-five pounds, and dirt cheap at that.Penelope's English Experiences | Kate Douglas Wiggin
She stared, surprised; but char still kept the door until his master showed himself in the lighted aperture.The Second Latchkey | Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Later char went off in the car again, though it poured with rain, and was gone until late at night.The Second Latchkey | Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for char (1 of 4)
to burn or be burned partially, esp so as to blacken the surface; scorch
(tr) to reduce (wood) to charcoal by partial combustion
British Dictionary definitions for char (2 of 4)
any of various troutlike fishes of the genus Salvelinus, esp S. alpinus, occurring in cold lakes and northern seas: family Salmonidae (salmon)
British Dictionary definitions for char (3 of 4)
informal short for charwoman
British informal to do housework, cleaning, etc, as a job
British Dictionary definitions for char (4 of 4)
British a slang word for tea
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