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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


Synonymsember


Broader (hypernym)fragment


English verb: coal

1. coal (weather) burn to charcoal


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


Synonymschar


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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