charred charred  /ˈtʃɑrd/


  1. (n) a charred substance
  2. (n) a human female employed to do housework
  3. (n) any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus
  4. (v) burn to charcoal
  5. (v) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color


  1. Her hull battered and charred, the Forrestal limped toward the Philippines with belowdecks fires still raging.
  2. Trees blown from the earth lie with their roots twisted into clumps like charred driftwood.
  3. Thats the then-uninhabited region in Siberia where in 1908 a mammoth explosion leveled and charred trees and killed wildlife over an area of 800 square miles.


  1. Colorado wildfire burns through homes and structures

    A wildfire in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., has burned a handful of homes and chased people from thousands of houses, while another fire that led to the evacuation of Royal Gorge Bridge & Park charred three structures.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Ex-Kansas Lawman Found Guilty in Wife's 2011 Death

    Jury convicts ex-Kansas lawman in 2011 death of wife whose charred body was found shot in home        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. Cal Fire: More than 240 acres charred north of Livermore

    LIVERMORE -- Firefighters have contained a rapidly moving grass fire that charred 240 acres off Vasco and North Vasco roads north of Livermore, a Cal Fire spokesman said Saturday afternoon.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Contra Costa Times


  1. "We lament 96 victims, of whom 66 have died," said the country's Transport Minister Gilbert Noel Ouedraogo. "Of the 66, 55 bodies were completely charred. There are 30 injured admitted in hospital."
    on Nov 15, 2008 By: Gilbert Noël Ouédraogo Source: BBC News

  2. "It has burned out communities, scorched childhoods and charred once happy and productive lives beyond recognition," Tandy said.
    on Aug 31, 2005 By: Karen Tandy Source: Concord Monitor

  3. "You can't just put protein on a hot grill and then wonder why everything's charred," Emeril said.
    on May 13, 2009 By: Emeril Lagasse Source: Seattle Times

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