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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Char  \Char\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Charred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Charring}.]  [Prob.  the  same  word  as  char  to  perform  (see 
  {Char},  n.),  the  modern  use  coming  from  charcoal,  prop. 
  coal-turned,  turned  to  coal.] 
  1.  To  reduce  to  coal  or  carbon  by  exposure  to  heat;  to  reduce 
  to  charcoal;  to  burn  to  a  cinder. 
 
  2.  To  burn  slightly  or  partially;  as  to  char  wood. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Char  \Char\,  Charr  \Charr\,  n.  [Ir.  cear,  Gael.  ceara,  lit., 
  red,  blood-colored,  fr  cear  blood.  So  named  from  its  red 
  belly.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Char  \Char\,  n.  [F.] 
  A  car  a  chariot.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Char  \Char\,  n.  [OE.  cherr,  char  a  turning,  time,  work  AS 
  cerr,  cyrr  turn,  occasion,  business,  fr  cerran,  cyrran,  to 
  turn;  akin  to  OS  k["e]rian,  OHG.  ch["e]ran,  G.  kehren  Cf 
  {Chore},  {Ajar}.] 
  Work  done  by  the  day  a  single  job,  or  task;  a  chore. 
  [Written  also  {chare}.]  [Eng.] 
 
  When  thou  hast  done  this  chare,  I  give  thee  leave  To 
  play  till  doomsday.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Char  \Char\,  Chare  \Chare\,  v.  t.  [See  3d  {Char}.] 
  1.  To  perform;  to  do  to  finish.  [Obs.]  --Nores. 
 
  Thet  char  is  chared,  as  the  good  wife  said  when  she 
  had  hanged  her  husband.  --Old  Proverb. 
 
  2.  To  work  or  hew,  as  stone.  --Oxf.  Gloss. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Char  \Char\,  Chare  \Chare\,  v.  i. 
  To  work  by  the  day  without  being  a  regularly  hired  servant; 
  to  do  small  jobs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  char 
  n  1:  a  human  female  who  does  housework;  "the  char  will  clean  the 
  carpet"  [syn:  {charwoman},  {cleaning  woman},  {cleaning 
  lady},  {woman}] 
  2:  any  of  several  small-scaled  trout 
  v  1:  burn  to  charcoal  [syn:  {coal}] 
  2:  burn  so  as  to  affect  color  or  taste;  "blackened  chicken 
  breast";  "The  ceiling  above  the  fireplace  was  charred" 
  [syn:  {blacken},  {scorch}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  char  /keir/  or  /char/;  rarely,  /kar/  n.  Shorthand  for 
  `character'.  Esp.  used  by  C  programmers,  as  `char'  is  C's  typename  for 
  character  data. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  char 
 
    /keir/  or  /char/;  rarely,  /kar/  character. 
  Especially  used  by  {C}  programmers,  as  char"  is  {C}'s 
  typename  for  character  data. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-29) 
 
 




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