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char

noun \ ˈchär \
variants: or less commonly
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of char

plural char or chars also charr or charrs
: any of a genus (Salvelinus) of small-scaled trouts with light-colored spots

Origin and Etymology of char

origin unknown

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char

verb

Definition of char

charred; charring
1 : to convert to charcoal or carbon usually by heat : burn
2 : to burn slightly or partly : scorch
  • the fire charred the beams

Origin and Etymology of char

charcoal


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char

noun

Definition of char

plural chars
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

First Known Use of char

1879

in the meaning defined above

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char

verb

Definition of char

charred; charring
: to work as a cleaning woman

Origin and Etymology of char

charwoman


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char

noun

Definition of char

British

Origin and Etymology of char

by shortening


CHAR Defined for Kids

char

verb \ ˈchär \

Definition of char for Students

charred; charring
: to burn slightly


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