Definitions for chafetʃeɪf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chafetʃeɪf(v.; n.)chafed, chaf•ing

  1. (v.t.)to wear away by rubbing; abrade.

  2. to make sore by rubbing.

  3. to irritate; annoy.

  4. to warm by rubbing:

    to chafe cold hands.

  5. (v.i.)to rub with frictional force:

    The horse chafed against his stall.

  6. to become annoyed:

    He chafed at their remarks.

  7. (n.)irritation; annoyance.

  8. heat, wear, or soreness caused by rubbing.

Origin of chafe:

1275–1325; ME chaufen to heat, rub, chafe < MF chaufer < VL *calfāre, for L calefacere to heat

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chafe(noun)

    soreness and warmth caused by friction

    "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"

  2. annoyance, chafe, vexation(verb)

    anger produced by some annoying irritation

  3. chafe, gall, fret(verb)

    become or make sore by or as if by rubbing

  4. chafe(verb)

    feel extreme irritation or anger

    "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

  5. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil(verb)

    cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

    "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

  6. chafe, excoriate(verb)

    tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

    "This leash chafes the dog's neck"

  7. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch(verb)

    cause friction

    "my sweater scratches"

  8. chafe(verb)

    warm by rubbing, as with the hands

Wiktionary

  1. chafe(Noun)

    Heat excited by friction.

  2. chafe(Noun)

    Injury or wear caused by friction.

  3. chafe(Noun)

    Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.

  4. chafe(Verb)

    To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.

  5. chafe(Verb)

    To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.

  6. chafe(Verb)

    To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.

  7. chafe(Verb)

    To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.

  8. chafe(Verb)

    To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.

  9. chafe(Verb)

    To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.

  10. Origin: chaufen, from chaufer (modern French chauffer), from calefacio, calfacio, from caleo + facio. See caldron.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chafe(verb)

    to excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm

  2. Chafe(verb)

    to excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate

  3. Chafe(verb)

    to fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable

  4. Chafe(verb)

    to rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction

  5. Chafe(verb)

    to be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes

  6. Chafe(verb)

    to have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated

  7. Chafe(noun)

    heat excited by friction

  8. Chafe(noun)

    injury or wear caused by friction

  9. Chafe(noun)

    vexation; irritation of mind; rage

Freebase

  1. Chafe

    Chafe is a crater on Mars named after Chafe in Zamfara State, Nigeria. The crater was designated in 1988, is 4.8 kilometres in diameter and is located at 15.3ºN 257.7ºW, Amenthes Region, Quadrangle MC14.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

chafe(verb)

to make warm by rubbing with the hands.

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