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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


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.


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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