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Definition 1: any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for char in the sense of this definition

(char is a kind of ...) soft-finned fishes of cold and temperate waters

(... is a kind of char ) small trout of northern waters; landlocked populations in Quebec and northern New England

(... is a member of char) brook trout

Definition 2: a human female employed to do housework - [noun denoting person]

Samples where char or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for char in the sense of this definition

(char is a kind of ...) someone whose occupation is cleaning

Definition 3: a charred substance - [noun denoting substance]

(char is a kind of ...) an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

(... is a kind of char ) black substance containing char in the form of carbonized bone; used as a black pigment

(... is a kind of char ) the charred portion of a candlewick

Definition 4: burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color - [verb of change]

Samples where char or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for char in the sense of this definition

(char is a kind of ...) damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation

"The iron burnt a hole in my dress"

(... is a kind of char ) burn superficially or lightly

"I singed my eyebrows"

(char belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 5: burn to charcoal - [verb of weather]

Samples where char or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything

Synonyms for char in the sense of this definition

(char is a kind of ...) cause to burn or combust

"The sun burned off the fog" "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

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