char

noun (1)
\ˈchär \
variants: or less commonly
plural char or chars also charr or charrs

Definition of char 

(Entry 1 of 5)

: any of a genus (Salvelinus) of small-scaled trouts with light-colored spots

char

verb (1)
charred; charring

Definition of char (Entry 2 of 5)

transitive verb

1 : to convert to charcoal or carbon usually by heat : burn

2 : to burn slightly or partly : scorch the fire charred the beams

char

noun (2)
plural chars

Definition of char (Entry 3 of 5)

1 : a charred substance : charcoal specifically : a combustible residue remaining after the destructive distillation of coal

2 : a darkened crust produced on grilled food Because gas grills generally produce less heat than charcoal grills, the steak requires a longer cooking time (and less frequent flipping) to develop a nice char.— David Pazmiño

char

verb (2)
charred; charring

Definition of char (Entry 4 of 5)

intransitive verb

: to work as a cleaning woman

char

noun (3)

Definition of char (Entry 5 of 5)

British

First Known Use of char

Noun (1)

1662, in the meaning defined above

Verb (1)

1679, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (2)

1879, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1732, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for char

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Verb (1)

charcoal

Verb (2)

charwoman

Noun (3)

by shortening

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Chapultepec

chapwoman

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chara

charabanc

Characeae

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char

verb
\ˈchär\
charred; charring

Kids Definition of char

: to burn slightly

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