Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun char

3 senses of char

Sense 1
char -- (a charred substance)
       => carbon, C, atomic number 6 -- (an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds)

Sense 2
charwoman, char, cleaning woman, cleaning lady, woman -- (a human female employed to do housework; "the char will clean the carpet"; "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write")
       => cleaner -- (someone whose occupation is cleaning)

Sense 3
char, charr -- (any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus)
       => salmonid -- (soft-finned fishes of cold and temperate waters)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb char

2 senses of char

Sense 1
char, coal -- (burn to charcoal; "Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything")
       => burn, combust -- (cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels")

Sense 2
char, blacken, sear, scorch -- (burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling")
       => burn -- (burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress")

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