What does charcoal mean?

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ˈtʃɑrˌkoʊlchar·coal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. charcoal, wood coalnoun

    a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air

  2. charcoal, fusainnoun

    a stick of black carbon material used for drawing

  3. charcoal, charcoal grey, charcoal gray, oxford grey, oxford graynoun

    a very dark grey color

  4. charcoaladjective

    a drawing made with a stick of black carbon material

  5. charcoal, charcoal-grey, charcoal-grayverb

    of a very dark grey

  6. charcoalverb

    draw, trace, or represent with charcoal

Wiktionary

  1. charcoalnoun

    Impure carbon obtained by destructive distillation of wood or other organic matter, that is to say, heating it in the absence of oxygen.

    Etymology: From charcole, from charren + cole, equivalent to . More at ajar, coal.

  2. charcoalnoun

    A stick of black carbon material used for drawing.

    Etymology: From charcole, from charren + cole, equivalent to . More at ajar, coal.

  3. charcoalnoun

    A drawing made with charcoal.

    Etymology: From charcole, from charren + cole, equivalent to . More at ajar, coal.

  4. charcoalverb

    To draw with charcoal

    Etymology: From charcole, from charren + cole, equivalent to . More at ajar, coal.

  5. charcoalverb

    To cook over charcoal

    Etymology: From charcole, from charren + cole, equivalent to . More at ajar, coal.

  6. charcoaladjective

    Of a dark gray colour.

    Etymology: From charcole, from charren + cole, equivalent to . More at ajar, coal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Charcoalverb

    impure carbon prepared from vegetable or animal substances; esp., coal made by charring wood in a kiln, retort, etc., from which air is excluded. It is used for fuel and in various mechanical, artistic, and chemical processes

    Etymology: [See Char, v. t., to burn or to reduce to coal, and Coal.]

  2. Charcoalverb

    finely prepared charcoal in small sticks, used as a drawing implement

    Etymology: [See Char, v. t., to burn or to reduce to coal, and Coal.]

Freebase

  1. Charcoal

    Charcoal is a light black residue consisting of carbon, and any remaining ash, obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances. Charcoal is usually produced by slow pyrolysis, the heating of wood or other substances in the absence of oxygen. It is usually an impure form of carbon as it contains ash; however, sugar charcoal is among the purest forms of carbon readily available, particularly if it is not made by heating but by a dehydration reaction with sulfuric acid to minimise introducing new impurities, as impurities can be removed from the sugar in advance. The resulting soft, brittle, lightweight, black, porous material resembles coal.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Charcoal

    chär′kōl, n. charred wood or coal made by charring wood; the carbonaceous residue of vegetable, animal, or mineral substances when they have undergone smothered combustion. [The first element of the word is of doubtful origin.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Charcoal

    An amorphous form of carbon prepared from the incomplete combustion of animal or vegetable matter, e.g., wood. The activated form of charcoal is used in the treatment of poisoning. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. charcoal

    One of the ingredients of gunpowder. It is made by distilling small sticks of wood in closed retorts. Willow, alder, poplar, and dogwood are some of the woods used. In distilling the heat should be kept below redness. Charcoal should be light in weight, and have a velvety fracture. It inflames at about 460° Fahr. Its composition and properties vary with the nature of the wood and mode of distillation employed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of charcoal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of charcoal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of charcoal in a Sentence

  1. Howard Buffett:

    Hydro plants are really the game changer, it provides jobs, it provides new resources, new investment. It helps keep people from cutting the trees down for charcoal in the forests. So it's like a win, win, win.

  2. Victor Chiiba:

    There is a definite increase in the exploitation of the forest by the rural folk because of the poor rains, there's a market for charcoal so those who have not reaped (a good harvest) are increasingly turning to other activities to make an income.

  3. Rajendra Nautiyal:

    When I first arrived in the hall there were charcoal drawings all over the walls and maybe one or two very small colored paintings, it was obvious to me that people wanted to claim this space and commemorate the legends that walked these grounds.

  4. Forestry Clement Chilima:

    We will look at those who are growing trees and making charcoal.

  5. Maria Roussos:

    For versatility, the best carpet shades for most schemes are charcoal, taupe and sand.

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