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Yes. The word char is a Scrabble US word. The word char is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

C3H4A1R1

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C3H4A1R1

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Valid words made from Char

You can make 12 words from 'char' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'char'

ARCH 9CHAR 9
RACH 9 

3 letters words from 'char'

ACH 8ARC 5
CAR 5CHA 8
RAH 6 

2 letters words from 'char'

AH 5AR 2
CH 7HA 5

All 4 letters words made out of char

char hcar cahr achr hacr ahcr chra hcra crha rcha hrca rhca carh acrh crah rcah arch rach harc ahrc hrac rhac arhc rahc

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word char. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in char.

Definitions and meaning of char

char

Alternative forms

  • chewre (obsolete)

Etymology 1

Back-formation from charcoal.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tʃɑː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tʃɑɹ/, [tʃɑɹ], [tʃɑ˞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)

Verb

char (third-person singular simple present chars, present participle charring, simple past and past participle charred)

  1. (ergative) To burn something to charcoal.
  2. To burn slightly or superficially so as to affect colour.
Synonyms
  • coal
  • blacken, scorch, sear, singe
Translations

Noun

char (plural chars or char)

  1. A charred substance.
Synonyms
  • charcoal
Translations

Etymology 2

Origin unknown, perhaps from Celtic, such as Irish ceara (fiery red) (found in personal names). Or, perhaps borrowed from Middle Low German schar (flounder, dab), from Proto-Germanic *skardaz, related to *skeraną (to cut), referring to its shape. If so, related to shard.

Alternative forms

  • charr

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tʃɑː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tʃɑɹ/, [tʃɑɹ], [tʃɑ˞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)

Noun

char (plural chars or char)

  1. One of the several species of fishes of the genus Salvelinus.
    Among other native delicacies, they give you fresh char.
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English cherre (odd job), from Old English ċierr (a turn, change, time, occasion, affair, business), from ċierran (to turn, change, turn oneself, go, come, proceed, turn back, return, regard, translate, persuade, convert, be converted, agree to, submit, make to submit, reduce), from Proto-Germanic *karzijaną (to turn), from Proto-Indo-European *gers- (to bend, turn).

Cognate with Dutch keer (a time, turn, occasion), German Kehre (a turn, bight, bend) and kehren (to sweep) or umkehren (to return or reverse), Greek γύρος (gýros, a bout, whirl), gyre. More at chore, ajar.

Alternative forms

  • chare

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tʃɑː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tʃɑɹ/, [tʃɑɹ], [tʃɑ˞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)

Noun

char (plural chars)

  1. (obsolete) A time; a turn or occasion.
  2. (obsolete) A turn of work; a labour or item of business.
  3. An odd job, a chore or piece of housework.
    • c. 1607, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, Act V, Scene II.
      When thou hast done this chare, I’ll give thee leave to play till doomsday.
  4. A charlady, a woman employed to do housework; cleaning lady.
    I had to scrub the kitchen today, because the char couldn't come.
Synonyms
  • charlady
  • charwoman
  • cleaning lady
  • cleaning woman
Translations

Verb

char (third-person singular simple present chars, present participle charing or charring, simple past and past participle chared or charred)

  1. (obsolete) To turn, especially away or aside.
  2. To work, especially to do housework; to work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant.
    • 1893, Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Naval Treaty" (Norton 2005, p.677)
      She explained that she was the commissionaire's wife, who did the charing, and I gave her the order for the coffee.
    • 1897, W. Somerset Maugham, Lisa of Lambeth, chapter 2
      Her husband had been a soldier, and from a grateful country she received a pension large enough to keep her from starvation, and by charring and doing such odd jobs as she could get she earned a little extra to supply herself with liquor.
  3. (obsolete) To perform; to do; to finish.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Nares to this entry?)
  4. To work or hew (stone, etc.).
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Oxf. Gloss to this entry?)

Etymology 4

Abbreviation of character, used as the name of a data type in some programming languages, including notably C.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tʃɑː/, /kɛə/, /kɑː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tʃɑɹ/, /kɛɹ/, /kɑɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)

Noun

char (plural chars)

  1. (computing, programming) A character (text element such as a letter or symbol).
    • 1975, Computerworld - 23 April 1975 - Page 21
      The unit is an 80-column, 30 char. /sec dot matrix printer which uses a 5 by 7 font.
    • 1997, Cay S Horstmann, Gary Cornell, Core Java 1.1: Fundamentals
      Chars can be considered as integers if need be without an explicit cast.
    • 1998, John R Hubbard, Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Fundamentals of Computing with C++
      Then since each char occupies one byte, these four bytes represent the three letters 'B', 'y', 'e', and the null character NUL.
    • 2004, Kari Laitinen, A Natural Introduction to Computer Programming with C#
      When a 32-bit int value is stored to a 16-bit char variable, information can be lost if the 16 most significant bits are not zeroes in the int value.
    • 2002, Nell B. Dale, Michael McMillan, Visual Basic .NET: a laboratory course - Page 25
      .NET uses the Unicode character set in which each char constant or variable takes up two bytes (16 bits) of storage.
Derived terms
  • signed char
  • unsigned char
Related terms
  • byte
  • double
  • float
  • int
  • long
  • short

Etymology 5

Non-rhotic spelling of cha.

Noun

char (uncountable)

  1. (Britain) Alternative form of cha (tea)

References

Anagrams

  • -arch, ARCH, Arch, Rach, arch, arch-, arch., rach

Cebuano

Alternative forms

  • char baki

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: char

Interjection

char

  1. a noncommittal reply to an untrue statement
  2. spoken after something one has said that is untrue or highly ridiculous

Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃar/

Conjunction

char

  1. H-system spelling of ĉar

French

Etymology

From Old French char, from Latin carrus, a loan from Transalpine Gaulish. Doublet of car (coach), a borrowing from English.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃaʁ/

Noun

char m (plural chars)

  1. chariot, carriage
  2. (military) tank
  3. (Quebec, Louisiana, Cajun French, Missouri) car, auto
    Synonym: voiture
  4. (Louisiana) train car
    Synonym: voiture

Derived terms

Related terms

Further reading

  • “char” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Irish

Etymology

cha +‎ -r

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [xaɾˠ]

Particle

char (triggers lenition of the following verb)

  1. (Ulster) not

Usage notes

Used only in some varieties of Ulster Irish. Used only with the past tense of regular verbs and some irregular verbs.

Synonyms

  • níor (used in Munster Irish, Connacht Irish, and some varieties of Ulster Irish)

Related terms

  • cha (used before other tenses)

Middle French

Alternative forms

  • chair

Etymology

From Old French char, charn.

Noun

char f (plural chars)

  1. flesh

Descendants

  • French: chair

Old French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʃar/
  • Rhymes: -ar

Etymology 1

From earlier charn, carn, from Latin carnem, accusative singular of carō.

Alternative forms

  • car
  • carn (early Old French)
  • charn (early Old French)

Noun

char f (oblique plural chars, nominative singular char, nominative plural chars)

  1. (anatomy) flesh (tissue from an animal in general)
  2. meat (flesh of an animal intended to be eaten)
Descendants
  • Middle French: char, chair
    • French: chair

Etymology 2

From Latin carrus.

Alternative forms

  • carr

Noun

char m (oblique plural chars, nominative singular chars, nominative plural char)

  1. cart
Synonyms
  • carre f

Descendants

  • French: char

Romani

Noun

char f (plural chara)

  1. grass
  2. field

Romansch

Etymology

From Latin cārus.

Adjective

char m (feminine singular chara, masculine plural chars, feminine plural charas)

  1. dear

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /χar/

Noun

char m

  1. aspirate mutation of car (car)

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to burn slightly, scorch.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)