char meaning

[ tʃɑ: ] Pronunciation:   "char" in a sentence
Noun: char  chaa(r)
  1. A charred substance 
  2. [Brit] A human female employed to do housework
    "the char will clean the carpet"
    - charwoman, cleaning woman, cleaning lady, woman, charlady [Brit] 
  3. Any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus
    - charr 
  4. [Brit] A beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water
    - tea, cha [Brit]
Verb: char (charred,charring)  chaa(r)
  1. Burn to charcoal
    "Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything"
    - coal 
  2. Burn slightly and superficially so as to affect colour
    "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"
    - blacken, sear, scorch

Sounds like: charr, cha

Derived forms: charring, charred, chars

Type of: atomic number 6, beverage, burn, C, carbon, cleaner, combust, drink, drinkable, potable, salmonid

Part of: genus Salvelinus, Salvelinus

Encyclopedia: Char Char, Tajikistan

[British slang]
Noun. Tea. From the Chinese cha.

Various fish of the family SALMONIDAE,usually smaller than salmon. They are mostly restricted to cool clear freshwater. Some are anadromous. They are highly regarded for their handsome colors,rich well-flavored flesh,and gameness as an angling fish. The genera Salvelinus,Salmo,and ONCORHYNCHUS have been introduced virtually throughout the world.

<programming> /keir/ or /char/; rarely, /kar/ character. Especially used by C programmers, as "char" is C's typename for character data.


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