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English noun: coal

1. coal (substance) fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period

Broader (hypernym)fossil fuel, vegetable matter

Narrower (hyponym)anthracite, anthracite coal, bituminous coal, brown coal, hard coal, lignite, soft coal, steam coal, wood coal

Substance holonymatomic number 6, C, carbon

2. coal (object) a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering


Broader (hypernym)fragment

English verb: coal

1. coal (weather) burn to charcoal

SamplesWithout a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)burn, combust

2. coal (possession) supply with coal

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

3. coal (contact) take in coal

SamplesThe big ship coaled.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)gather in, take in

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