Meaning of char
— v., n. charred, char•ring,
- to burn or reduce to charcoal: The fire charred the paper.
- to burn slightly; scorch: The flame charred the steak.
- 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.
— pl. char, chars.
- any trout of the genus Salvelinus (or Cristovomer), esp. the Arctic char.
— n., v., charred, char•ring.
- a charwoman.
- a task, esp. a household chore.
- odd jobs, esp. 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.
Pronunciation: (shar), [key]
- born 1907, French poet.
- char (Thesaurus)