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 for char
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Char \Char\, Chare \Chare\, v. i.
     To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant;
     to do small jobs.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Char \Char\ (ch[aum]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charred
     (ch[aum]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Charring.] [Prob. the same
     word as char to perform (see Char, n.), the modern use
     coming from charcoal, prop. coal-turned, turned to coal.]
     1. To reduce to coal or carbon by exposure to heat; to reduce
        to charcoal; to burn to a cinder.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To burn slightly or partially; as, to char wood.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Char \Char\, Charr \Charr\, n. [Ir. cear, Gael. ceara, lit.,
     red, blood-colored, fr. cear blood. So named from its red
     belly.] (Zool.)
     One of the several species of fishes of the genus
     Salvelinus, allied to the spotted trout and salmon,
     inhabiting deep lakes in mountainous regions in Europe. In
     the United States, the brook trout ({Salvelinus fontinalis)
     is sometimes called a char.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Char \Char\, n. [F.]
     A car; a chariot. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Char \Char\, n. [OE. cherr, char a turning, time, work, AS.
     cerr, cyrr, turn, occasion, business, fr. cerran, cyrran, to
     turn; akin to OS. k["e]rian, OHG. ch["e]ran, G. kehren. Cf.
     Chore, Ajar.]
     Work done by the day; a single job, or task; a chore.
     [Written also chare.] [Eng.]
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           When thou hast done this chare, I give thee leave
           To play till doomsday.                   --Shak.
     [1913 Webster] Char

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Char \Char\, Chare \Chare\, v. t. [See 3d Char.]
     1. To perform; to do; to finish. [Obs.] --Nores.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Thet char is chared, as the good wife said when she
              had hanged her husband.               --Old Proverb.
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     2. To work or hew, as stone. --Oxf. Gloss.
        [1913 Webster] Char

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  char
      n 1: a charred substance
      2: 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" [syn: charwoman, char, cleaning woman,
         cleaning lady, woman]
      3: any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus
         [syn: char, charr]
      v 1: burn to charcoal; "Without a drenching rain, the forest
           fire will char everything" [syn: char, coal]
      2: 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" [syn: char, blacken, sear, scorch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "char":
     blaze, blister, brand, burn, burn in, burn off, cast, cauterize,
     chare, charwoman, chore, cleaner, cleaner-off, cleaner-up,
     cleaning lady, cleaning man, cleaning woman, coal, crack, cupel,
     custodian, do chars, do the chores, flame, found, janitor,
     janitress, labor, oxidate, oxidize, parch, pyrolyze, scorch, sear,
     singe, solder, swinge, torrefy, turn a hand, vesicate, vulcanize,
     weld, work
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  char
   /keir/, /char/, /kar/, n.
  
      Shorthand for ?character?. Esp.: used by C programmers, as char is C's
      typename for character data.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  char
  
      /keir/ or /char/; rarely, /kar/ character.
     Especially used by C programmers, as "char" is C's
     typename for character data.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-11-29)
  

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