What does CHAR mean?

Definitions for CHARtʃɑr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word CHAR.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. char(noun)

    a charred substance

  2. charwoman, char, cleaning woman, cleaning lady, woman(noun)

    a human female employed to do housework

    "the char will clean the carpet"; "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write"

  3. char, charr(verb)

    any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus

  4. char, coal(verb)

    burn to charcoal

    "Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything"

  5. char, blacken, sear, scorch(verb)

    burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

    "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling"


  1. char(Noun)

    A charred substance

  2. char(Verb)

    To burn something to charcoal.

  3. char(Verb)

    To burn slightly or superficially so as to affect colour.

  4. char(Noun)

    A character (text element such as a letter or symbol), whose data size is commonly one or several bytes.

  5. char(Noun)

    In C language, a byte, usable to store a character in legacy encodings.

  6. char(Noun)

    tea (drink)

  7. Char(ProperNoun)

    A nickname for Charlotte

  8. char(Noun)

    Plural form of charwoman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Char(noun)

    alt. of Charr

  2. Char(noun)

    a car; a chariot

  3. Char(noun)

    work done by the day; a single job, or task; a chore

  4. Char(verb)

    alt. of Chare

  5. Char(verb)

    alt. of Chare

  6. Char(noun)

    to reduce to coal or carbon by exposure to heat; to reduce to charcoal; to burn to a cinder

  7. Char(noun)

    to burn slightly or partially; as, to char wood

  8. Origin: [Prob. the same word as char to perform (see Char, n.), the modern use coming from charcoal, prop. coal-turned, turned to coal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Char

    chär, n. a small fish of the salmon kind, found in mountain lakes and rivers. [Prob. Celt.; cf. Gael, ceara, red, blood-coloured.]

  2. Char

    chär, v.t. to roast or burn until reduced to carbon or coal, to scorch:—pr.p. char′ring; pa.p. charred.—adj. Char′ry, pertaining to charcoal. [Prob. formed from char-coal.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. char

    Shorthand for ‘character’. Esp.: used by C programmers, as char is C's typename for character data.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CHAR in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CHAR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Restaurateur Loh Lik Peng:

    I'm not really sure what the reviewers from France will make of our local restaurants and tze char ['cook and fry'] street food.

  2. Kurt Schwartz:

    When we're thinking of the Boston Marathon, that's a primary goal, we could create a 20-yard buffer between the street and the nearest spectator, but it would just so fundamentally change the char of the day, it would be short-sighted.

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Translations for CHAR

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • فحمArabic
  • обгарям, чистачка, овъглявамBulgarian
  • charDanish
  • Putzfrau, Saibling, Kohle, ansengen, ankohlen, versengen, verkohlenGerman
  • παραδουλεύτρα, άνθρακας, καθαρίστρια, κάρβουνο, καρβουνιάζω, charGreek
  • ruskistaa, taloudenhoitaja, puronieriä, puuhiili, hiillyttää, hiiltää, siivooja, hiiliFinnish
  • calciner, omble, carboniserFrench
  • תֵהHebrew
  • チャーJapanese
  • røyeNorwegian
  • carbonizar, chamuscarPortuguese
  • чернить, уборщица, ручьевая форель, уголь, обугливать, пеструшка, обжигать, опалять, форель, коптить, обуглитьRussian
  • rödingSwedish
  • 烧焦Chinese

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