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Char

[shar] /ʃar/
noun
1.
René [ruh-ney] /rəˈneɪ/ (Show IPA), 1907–1988, French poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for r char

char1

/tʃɑː/
verb chars, charring, charred
1.
to burn or be burned partially, esp so as to blacken the surface; scorch
2.
(transitive) to reduce (wood) to charcoal by partial combustion
Word Origin
C17: short for charcoal

char2

/tʃɑː/
noun (pl) char, chars, charr, charrs
1.
any of various troutlike fishes of the genus Salvelinus, esp S. alpinus, occurring in cold lakes and northern seas: family Salmonidae (salmon)
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin

char3

/tʃɑː/
noun
1.
(informal) short for charwoman
verb chars, charring, charred
2.
(Brit, informal) to do housework, cleaning, etc, as a job
Word Origin
C18: from Old English cerr

char4

/tʃɑː/
noun
1.
(Brit) a slang word for tea
Word Origin
from Chinese ch'a
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Word Origin and History for r char

char

v.

"to reduce to charcoal," 1670s, probably a back-formation from charcoal (q.v.). Related: Charred; charring.

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