CHAR, n. A fish.
CHAR, n. In England, work done by the day; a single job, or task. In New England, it is pronounced chore, which see. I know not the origin of the word.
CHAR, v.t. To perform a business.
CHAR, v.i. To work at others houses by the day, without being a hired servant; to do small jobs.
In England, work done by the day; a single job or task. In New England, it is pronounced chore, – which see. I know not the origin of the word. In Sax. cerre, cyrr, signifies a time, a turn, occasion, from cerran, cyrran, to turn, or return.
To work at others' houses by the day, without being a hired servant; to do small jobs. – Bailey. Johnson.
To perform a business. – May.
CHAR, v.t.2 [Russ. jaryu or charyu, to roast, or burn; or goryu, to burn, or be burnt; and with a prefix, sgarayu or sgorayu, to burn; Fr. charrée, ashes. Qu. Heb. Ch. Eth. חרר. Class Gr, No. 22, 23. This seems to be the root of L. carbo. See Chark.]
- To burn or reduce to coal or carbon; to reduce to charcoal, by expelling all volatile matter from wood. This is done by burning wood slowly under a covering of turf and earth.
- To expel all volatile matter from stone or earth by heat.
The stone or earth charred from all foreign visible ingredient. – Kirwan.
- One of the several species of fishes of
the genus Salvelinus, allied to the spotted trout and
salmon, inhabiting deep lakes in mountainous regions in Europe.
In the United States, the brook trout (Salvelinus
fontinalis) is sometimes called a char.
- A car; a
- Work done by
the day; a single job, or task; a chore.
- To perform; to do;
- To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant;
to do small jobs.
- To reduce to
coal or carbon by exposure to heat] to reduce to charcoal; to
burn to a cinder.
- To work or hew, as stone.
- To burn slightly or partially; as, to