Definitions for coalkoʊl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a black or dark brown mineral substance consisting of carbonized vegetable matter, used as a fuel.
Category: Mining, Mineralogy
a piece of glowing, charred, or burned wood or other combustible substance.
Ref: charcoal (def. 1). 1
(v.t.)to burn to coal or charcoal.
to provide with coal.
(v.i.)to take in coal for fuel.
Idioms for coal:
rake or haul over the coals,to reprimand severely.
Origin of coal:
bef. 900; ME cole, OE col, c. OFris, MLG kole, OHG kol(o), ON kol
fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering
burn to charcoal
"Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything"
supply with coal
take in coal
"The big ship coaled"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
hard black fuel
a coal fire; coal mining
A black rock formed from prehistoric plant remains, composed largely of carbon and burned as a fuel.
A piece of coal used for burning. Note that in British English the first of the following examples would usually be used, whereas in American English the latter would.
A type of coal, such as bituminous, anthracite, or lignite, and grades and varieties thereof.
A smouldering piece of material.
Just as the camp-fire died down to just coals, with no flames to burn the marshmallows, someone dumped a whole load of wood on, so I gave up and went to bed.
To take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton.
To be converted to charcoal.
Origin: cole, from col, from kulan, from gʷol- (compare Irish gúal ‘coal’, Tocharian B śoliye ‘hearth’, Persian زغال ‘live coal’), from ‘to glow, burn’ (compare Lithuanian žvìlti ‘to twinkle, glow’, Sanskrit ‘it burns’).
a thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other combustible substance; charcoal
a black, or brownish black, solid, combustible substance, dug from beds or veins in the earth to be used for fuel, and consisting, like charcoal, mainly of carbon, but more compact, and often affording, when heated, a large amount of volatile matter
to burn to charcoal; to char
to mark or delineate with charcoal
to supply with coal; as, to coal a steamer
to take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A natural fuel formed by partial decomposition of vegetable matter under certain environmental conditions.
Translations for coal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a black mineral burned for fuel, heat etc.
- carvãoPortuguese (BR)
- die KohleGerman
- زغال سنگFarsi
- batu baraIndonesian
- akmens anglysLithuanian
- batu arangMalay
- زغال سنگPersian
- د دبړو سکارهPashto
- kol, stenkolSwedish
- kömür, maden/taş kömürüTurkish
- 煤Chinese (Trad.)
- кам'яне вугілляUkrainian
- 煤Chinese (Simp.)
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