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English noun: char

1. char (substance) a charred substance


Broader (hypernym)atomic number 6, C, carbon


Narrower (hyponym)animal black, animal charcoal, bone black, bone char, snuff

2. char (person) a human female employed to do housework


SamplesThe char will clean the carpet.
I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write.


Synonymscharwoman, cleaning lady, cleaning woman, woman


Broader (hypernym)cleaner

3. char (animal) any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus


Synonymscharr


Broader (hypernym)salmonid


Narrower (hyponym)Arctic char, Salvelinus alpinus


Member meronymgenus Salvelinus, Salvelinus


English verb: char

1. char (weather) burn to charcoal


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


Synonymscoal


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)burn, combust

2. char (change) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color


SamplesThe cook blackened the chicken breast.
The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece.
The flames scorched the ceiling.


Synonymsblacken, scorch, sear


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


Broader (hypernym)burn


Narrower (hyponym)singe, swinge


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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