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Meaning of CHARCOAL

Pronunciation:  'châr`kowl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stick of black carbon material used for drawing
  2. [n]  a drawing made with charcoal
  3. [n]  a very dark gray color
  4. [n]  a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air
  5. [adj]  very dark gray
  6. [v]  draw, trace, or represent with charcoal

CHARCOAL is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: achromatic, charcoal gray, charcoal grey, charcoal-gray, charcoal-grey, fusain, oxford gray, oxford grey, wood coal
 See Also: atomic number 6, C, carbon, combustible, combustible material, delineate, describe, draw, drawing, fuel, gray, grayness, grey, greyness, line, outline, trace, writing implement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Char"coal`\, n. [See {Char}, v. t., to burn or to
reduce to coal, and {Coal}.]
1. 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

2. (Fine Arts) Finely prepared charcoal in small sticks, used
   as a drawing implement.

{Animal charcoal}, a fine charcoal prepared by calcining
   bones in a closed vessel; -- used as a filtering agent in
   sugar refining, and as an absorbent and disinfectant.

{Charcoal blacks}, the black pigment, consisting of burnt
   ivory, bone, cock, peach stones, and other substances.

{Charcoal drawing} (Fine Arts), a drawing made with charcoal.
   See {Charcoal}, 2. Until within a few years this material
   has been used almost exclusively for preliminary outline,
   etc., but at present many finished drawings are made with

{Charcoal point}, a carbon pencil prepared for use in an
   electric light apparatus.

{Mineral charcoal}, a term applied to silky fibrous layers of
   charcoal, interlaminated in beds of ordinary bituminous
   coal; -- known to miners as mother of coal.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are Seeing or eating charcoal, symbolizes your burning passion and libido. You are going through some sort of transformation and embracing your sensuality.
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