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Champaign
geographical name city E central Illinois population 67,518
champak
noun see champac
champers
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: by alteration Date: 1955 British champagne 1
champertous
adjective see champerty
champerty
noun Etymology: Middle English champartie, from Anglo-French, from champart share in litigious property, from champ field (from Latin campus) + part portion — more at part ...
champignon
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, alteration of champigneul, ultimately from Late Latin campania Date: 1670 an edible fungus; especially button mushroom
Champigny-sur-Marne
geographical name commune N France, SSE suburb of Paris population 80,189
champion
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin campion-, campio, of West Germanic origin; akin to Old English cempa warrior Date: 13th century 1. ...
championship
noun Date: 1825 1. designation as champion 2. the act of championing ; defense 3. a contest held to determine a champion
Champlain
biographical name Samuel de circa 1567-1635 French navigator, explorer, & founder of Quebec
Champlain, Lake
geographical name lake 125 miles (201 kilometers) long between New York & Vermont extending N into Quebec area 430 square miles (1114 square kilometers)
champlevé
adjective Etymology: French Date: 1856 of, relating to, or being a style of enamel decoration in which the enamel is applied and fired in cells depressed (as by incising) into ...
Champollion
biographical name Jean-François 1790-1832 French Egyptologist
Champollion-Figeac
biographical name Jacques-Joseph 1778-1867 brother of preceding French archaeologist
chan
abbreviation channel
chance
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *cadentia fall, from Latin cadent-, cadens, present participle of cadere to fall; perhaps akin to ...
chance one's arm
phrasal British to take a risk
chance-medley
noun Etymology: Anglo-French chance medlée mingled chance Date: 15th century 1. accidental homicide not entirely without fault of the killer but without evil intent 2. ...
chanceful
adjective Date: 1594 1. archaic casual 2. full of chance or uncertainty
chancel
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin cancellus lattice, from Latin cancelli; from the latticework enclosing it — more at cancel Date: 14th ...
chancellery
or chancellory noun (plural -leries or -lories) Date: 14th century 1. a. the position, court, or department of a chancellor b. the building or room where a chancellor's ...
chancellor
noun Etymology: Middle English chanceler, from Anglo-French chanceler, from Late Latin cancellarius doorkeeper, secretary, from cancellus Date: 14th century 1. a. the ...
chancellor of the exchequer
Usage: often capitalized C&E Date: 1535 a member of the British cabinet in charge of the public income and expenditure
chancellorship
noun see chancellor
chancellory
noun see chancellery
chancer
noun Date: 1959 British a scheming opportunist
chancery
noun (plural -ceries) Etymology: Middle English chancerie, alteration of chancelerie chancellery, from Anglo-French, from chanceler Date: 14th century 1. a record office for ...
chanciness
noun see chancy
chancre
noun Etymology: French, from Old French, from Latin cancer Date: circa 1605 a primary sore or ulcer at the site of entry of a pathogen (as in tularemia); especially the ...
chancroid
noun Date: 1861 a venereal disease caused by a bacterium (Hemophilus ducreyi) and characterized by chancres unlike those of syphilis in lacking firm indurated margins — ...
chancroidal
adjective see chancroid
chancrous
adjective see chancre
chancy
adjective (chancier; -est) Date: 1513 1. Scottish bringing good luck ; auspicious 2. uncertain in outcome or prospect ; risky 3. occurring by chance ; haphazard • ...
Chanda
geographical name see Chandrapur
Chandannagar
geographical name see Chandernagore
chandelier
noun Etymology: French, from Old French, candle holder, modification of Latin candelabrum Date: 1736 a branched often ornate lighting fixture suspended from a ceiling • ...
chandeliered
adjective see chandelier
chandelle
noun Etymology: French, literally, candle Date: 1918 an abrupt climbing turn of an airplane in which the momentum of the plane is used to attain a higher rate of climb • ...
Chandernagore
or Chandannagar geographical name city E India in West Bengal N of Calcutta; before 1950 part of French India population 421,256
Chandigarh
geographical name city N India N of Delhi; a union territory administered by the national government; capital of Punjabi Suba & of Haryana population 510,565
chandler
noun Etymology: Middle English chandeler, from Anglo-French, from chandele candle, from Latin candela Date: 14th century 1. a maker or seller of tallow or wax candles and ...
Chandler
I. biographical name Raymond Thornton 1888-1959 American novelist & screenwriter II. geographical name city SW central Arizona population 176,581
chandlery
noun (plural -dleries) Date: 15th century 1. a place where candles are kept 2. the business or shop of a chandler 3. the commodities sold by a chandler
Chandra Gupta II
biographical name — see Candra Gupta II
Chandragupta
biographical name — see Candragupta
Chandrapur
or formerly Chanda geographical name town central India in E Maharashtra population 225,841; capital of Gond dynasty 12th-18th cents.
Chandrasekhar
biographical name Subrahmanyan 1910-1995 American (Indian-born) physicist
Chanel
biographical name Gabrielle 1883-1971 Coco Chanel French fashion designer & perfumer
Chang
or Yangtze geographical name river 3434 miles (5525 kilometers) central China flowing from Kunlun Mountains in SW Qinghai E into East China Sea
Chang Hsüeh-liang
biographical name 1898-2001 son of Chang Tso-lin Chinese general
Chang Tso-lin
biographical name 1873-1928 Chinese general
Chang-chia-k'ou
geographical name — see Zhangjiakou
Chang-chou
geographical name — see Zhangzhou
Changan
geographical name — see Xi'an
Changchun
geographical name city NE China capital of Jilin population 1,679,270
Changde
or Ch'ang-te geographical name city SE central China in N Hunan on the Yuan population 301,276
change
I. verb (changed; changing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French changer, from Latin cambiare to exchange, probably of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish camm crooked ...
change hands
phrasal to pass from the possession of one owner to that of another
change of heart
Date: 1791 a reversal in position or attitude
change of life
Date: 1834 climacteric II,2
change of pace
Date: 1912 1. changeup 2. an interruption of continuity by a shift to a different activity
change off
intransitive verb Date: 1873 1. to alternate with another at doing an act 2. to alternate between two different acts or instruments or between an action and a rest period
changeability
noun see changeable
changeable
adjective Date: 13th century capable of change: as a. able or apt to vary b. subject to change ; alterable c. fickle • changeability noun • changeableness ...
changeableness
noun see changeable
changeably
adverb see changeable
changeful
adjective Date: 1591 notably variable ; uncertain • changefully adverb • changefulness noun
changefully
adverb see changeful
changefulness
noun see changeful
changeless
adjective Date: 1580 never changing ; constant • changelessly adverb • changelessness noun
changelessly
adverb see changeless
changelessness
noun see changeless
changeling
noun Date: 1537 1. archaic turncoat 2. a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy 3. archaic imbecile • changeling adjective
changeover
noun Date: 1907 1. conversion, transition 2. a pause in a tennis match during which the players change sides of the court
changer
noun see change I
changeup
noun Date: 1949 a slow pitch in baseball thrown with the same motion as a fastball in order to deceive the batter
Changsha
geographical name city SE central China capital of Hunan on the Xiang population 1,113,212
Changzhou
or Ch'ang-chou or formerly Wutsin geographical name city E China in S Jiangsu population 531,470
channel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chanel, from Anglo-French, from Latin canalis channel — more at canal Date: 14th century 1. a. the bed where a natural stream of water ...
channel bass
noun Date: 1884 red drum
channel cat
noun see channel catfish
channel catfish
noun Date: 1820 a large black-spotted catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) that is an important freshwater food fish of the United States and Canada — called also channel cat
Channel Islands
geographical name 1. (or Santa Barbara Islands) chain of islands California in the Pacific off SW coast — see Catalina, San Clemente Island, Santa Cruz 1, Santa Rosa Island ...
Channel Islands National Park
geographical name reserve SW California in Channel Islands including areas on Anacapa Islands (E of Santa Cruz Island) & Santa Barbara Island (W of Santa Catalina Island)
channel surf
intransitive verb see channel surfing
channel surfer
noun see channel surfing
channel surfing
noun Date: 1988 the action or practice of surfing through television programs usually by use of a remote control • channel surf intransitive verb • channel surfer noun
channel-hop
intransitive verb see channel-hopping
channel-hopping
noun Date: 1979 channel surfing • channel-hop intransitive verb
channeler
noun Date: 1987 a person who conveys thoughts or energy from a source believed to be outside the person's body or conscious mind; specifically one who speaks for nonphysical ...
channelization
noun see channelize
channelize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1609 1. channel 1 2. channel 2 3. to straighten by means of a channel • channelization noun
Channing
biographical name William Ellery 1780-1842 American clergyman
chanson
noun (plural chansons) Etymology: French, from Latin cantion-, cantio, from canere Date: 1602 song; specifically a music-hall or cabaret song
chanson de geste
noun (plural chansons de geste) Etymology: French, literally, song of heroic deeds Date: 1833 any of several Old French epic poems of the 11th to the 13th centuries
chansonnier
noun Etymology: French, from chanson Date: 1872 a writer or singer of chansons; especially a cabaret singer
chant
I. verb Etymology: Middle English chaunten, from Anglo-French chanter, from Latin cantare, frequentative of canere to sing; akin to Old English hana rooster, Old Irish canid he ...
chanter
noun Date: 14th century 1. one who chants: a. chorister b. cantor 2. the chief singer in a chantry 3. the reed pipe of a bagpipe with finger holes on which the melody ...
chanterelle
noun Etymology: French Date: 1775 a fragrant edible mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius) usually having a yellow to orange color
chanteuse
noun (plural chanteuses) Etymology: French, feminine of chanteur singer, from chanter Date: 1844 songstress; especially a woman who is a concert or nightclub singer
chantey
or chanty or shanty noun (plural chanteys or chanties or shanties) Etymology: modification of French chanter Date: 1856 a song sung by sailors in rhythm with their work
chanticleer
noun Etymology: Middle English Chantecleer, rooster in verse narratives, from Old French Chantecler, rooster in the Roman de Renart Date: 14th century rooster
Chantilly
geographical name town N France NNE of Paris population 11,525
Chantilly lace
noun Etymology: Chantilly, France Date: 1848 a delicate silk, linen, or synthetic lace having a 6-sided mesh ground and a floral or scrolled design — called also Chantilly
chantry
noun (plural chantries) Etymology: Middle English chanterie, from Anglo-French, literally, singing, from chanter Date: 14th century 1. an endowment for the chanting of masses ...
chanty
noun see chantey
Chanukah
variant of Hanukkah
Chao
biographical name Elaine Lan 1953- United States secretary of labor (2001- )
Chao K'uang-yin
biographical name 927-976 T'ai Tsu Chinese emperor (960-976) & founder of Sung dynasty
Chao Phraya
or Me Nam geographical name river 227 miles (365 kilometers) W central Thailand formed by confluence of Nan & Ping rivers & flowing S into Gulf of Thailand
Chao Tzu-yang
biographical name see Zhao Ziyang
Chao'an
or Chaozhou or Ch'ao-chou or Chaochow geographical name city E China in NE Guangdong on Han River population 101,000
Chaochow
geographical name see Chao'an
chaos
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek — more at gum Date: 15th century 1. obsolete chasm, abyss 2. a. often capitalized a state of things in which chance is supreme; ...
chaos theory
noun Date: 1984 a branch of mathematical and physical theory that deals with the nature and consequences of chaos and chaotic systems
chaotic
adjective see chaos
chaotically
adverb see chaos
Chaozhou
geographical name see Chao'an
chap
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chappes, plural, from chappen Date: 14th century a crack in or a sore roughening of the skin caused by exposure to wind or cold II. ...
Chapala, Lake
geographical name lake 50 miles (80 kilometers) long W central Mexico in Jalisco & Michoacán SE of Guadalajara
chaparajos
or chaparejos noun plural Etymology: modification of Mexican Spanish chaparreras, from chaparro Date: 1887 chaps
chaparejos
noun plural see chaparajos
chaparral
noun Etymology: Spanish, from chaparro dwarf evergreen oak, from Basque txapar Date: 1845 1. a thicket of dwarf evergreen oaks; broadly a dense impenetrable thicket of ...
chaparral bird
noun see chaparral cock
chaparral cock
noun Date: 1853 roadrunner — called also chaparral bird
chapati
also chappati noun (plural chapatis; also chappatis) Etymology: Hindi capāti & Urdu chapātī Date: 1810 a round flat unleavened bread of India that is usually made of whole ...
chapbook
noun Etymology: chapman + book Date: 1798 a small book containing ballads, poems, tales, or tracts
chape
noun Etymology: Middle English, scabbard, from Anglo-French, cape, from Late Latin cappa Date: 14th century the metal mounting or trimming of a scabbard or sheath
chapeau
noun (plural chapeaus or chapeaux) Etymology: Middle French, from Old French chapel — more at chaplet Date: 1523 hat
chapel
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French chapele, from Medieval Latin cappella, from diminutive of Late Latin cappa cloak; from the cloak of Saint Martin of Tours ...
Chapel Hill
geographical name town N North Carolina SW of Durham population 48,715
chapel of ease
Date: 1538 a chapel or dependent church built to accommodate an expanding parish
chaperon
I. noun see chaperone I II. verb see chaperone II
chaperonage
noun see chaperone II
chaperone
I. noun or chaperon Etymology: French chaperon, literally, hood, from Middle French, head covering, from chape Date: 1720 1. a person (as a matron) who for propriety ...
chapfallen
also chopfallen adjective Date: 1598 1. having the lower jaw hanging loosely 2. cast down in spirit ; depressed
chapiter
noun Etymology: Middle English chapitre, modification of Anglo-French chapitral, probably blend of capital capital and chapitre chapter Date: 15th century the capital of a ...
chaplain
noun Etymology: Middle English chapelein, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin cappellanus, from cappella Date: 14th century 1. a clergyman in charge of a chapel 2. a ...
chaplaincy
noun see chaplain
chaplet
noun Etymology: Middle English chapelet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of chapel hat, garland, from Medieval Latin cappellus head covering, from Late Latin cappa Date: 14th ...
chapleted
adjective see chaplet
Chaplin
biographical name Sir Charles Spencer 1889-1977 British actor & director • Chaplinesque adjective
Chaplinesque
adjective see Chaplin
chapman
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cēapman, from cēap trade + man — more at cheap Date: before 12th century 1. archaic merchant, trader 2. British peddler
Chapman
I. biographical name Frank Michler 1864-1945 American ornithologist II. biographical name George 1559?-1634 English dramatist & translator III. biographical name John ...
chappati
noun see chapati
chappie
noun Date: 1821 British fellow 4c
chaps
noun plural Etymology: modification of Mexican Spanish chaparreras Date: 1844 leather leggings joined by a belt or lacing, often having flared outer flaps, and worn over the ...
chapter
noun Etymology: Middle English chapitre, from Anglo-French chapitre, chapitle, from Late Latin capitulum division of a book & Medieval Latin, meeting place of canons, from Latin, ...
Chapter 11
noun Date: 1970 bankruptcy as provided under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code which governs corporate reorganization
chapter and verse
noun Date: 1628 1. the exact reference or source of information or justification for an assertion 2. full precise information or detail • chapter and verse adverb
char
I. noun also charr (plural char or chars; also charr or charrs) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1662 any of a genus (Salvelinus) of small-scaled trouts with light-colored ...
charabanc
noun Etymology: French char à bancs, literally, wagon with benches Date: 1914 British a sight-seeing motor coach
characin
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek charak-, charax pointed stake, a fish Date: 1882 any of a family (Characidae) of usually small brightly colored tropical freshwater ...
character
I. noun Etymology: Middle English caracter, from Latin character mark, distinctive quality, from Greek charaktēr, from charassein to scratch, engrave; perhaps akin to ...
character assassination
noun Date: 1944 the slandering of a person usually with the intention of destroying public confidence in that person
character witness
noun Date: 1952 a person who gives evidence in a legal action concerning the reputation, conduct, and moral nature of a party
characterful
adjective Date: 1901 1. markedly expressive of character 2. marked by character
characterisation
British variant of characterization
characterise
British variant of characterize
characteristic
I. noun Date: 1664 1. a distinguishing trait, quality, or property 2. the integral part of a common logarithm 3. the smallest positive integer n which for an operation in ...
characteristic equation
noun Date: circa 1925 an equation in which the characteristic polynomial of a matrix is set equal to 0
characteristic polynomial
noun Date: circa 1957 the determinant of a square matrix in which an arbitrary variable (as x) is subtracted from each of the elements along the principal diagonal
characteristic root
noun Date: circa 1957 eigenvalue
characteristic value
noun Date: 1942 eigenvalue
characteristic vector
noun Date: 1957 eigenvector
characteristically
adverb see characteristic II
characterization
noun Date: 1814 the act of characterizing; especially the artistic representation (as in fiction or drama) of human character or motives
characterize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1633 1. to describe the character or quality of 2. to be a characteristic of ; distinguish
characterless
adjective see character I
characterological
adjective Etymology: characterology study of character Date: 1916 of, relating to, or based on character or the study of character including its development and its ...
characterologically
adverb see characterological
charactery
noun (plural -teries) Date: 1598 a system of written letters or symbols used in the expression of thought
charade
noun Etymology: French, from Occitan charrado chat, from charrá to chat, chatter Date: 1776 1. a word represented in riddling verse or by picture, tableau, or dramatic ...
charas
noun Etymology: Hindi caras & Urdu charas Date: 1845 hashish
charbroil
transitive verb Date: 1968 to broil on a rack over hot charcoal • charbroiler noun
charbroiler
noun see charbroil
charcoal
I. noun Etymology: Middle English charcole Date: 14th century 1. a dark or black porous carbon prepared from vegetable or animal substances (as from wood by charring in a ...
Charcot
biographical name Jean-Martin 1825-1893 French neurologist
charcuterie
noun Etymology: French, literally, pork-butcher's shop, from Middle French chaircuiterie, from chaircutier pork butcher, from chair cuite cooked meat Date: circa 1858 a ...
chard
I. noun Etymology: modification of French carde, from Occitan cardo, from Vulgar Latin *carda, alteration of Latin carduus thistle, cardoon Date: 1658 Swiss chard II. noun ...
Chardin
biographical name Jean-Baptiste-Siméon 1699-1779 French painter
chardonnay
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: French Date: circa 1911 a dry white table wine typically made from a single white grape variety originally grown in France; also ...
chare
or char noun Etymology: Middle English char turn, piece of work, from Old English cierr; akin to Old English cierran to turn Date: before 12th century chore
Charente
geographical name river about 225 miles (362 kilometers) W France flowing W into Bay of Biscay
charge
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from charger Date: 13th century 1. a. obsolete a material load or weight b. a figure borne on a heraldic field 2. ...
charge account
noun Date: 1903 a customer's account with a creditor (as a merchant) to which the purchase of goods is charged
charge card
noun Date: 1950 credit card
chargé d'affaires
noun (plural chargés d'affaires) Etymology: French, literally, one charged with affairs Date: 1767 1. a subordinate diplomat who substitutes for an absent ambassador or ...
charge of quarters
Date: circa 1918 an enlisted man designated to handle administrative matters in a unit especially after duty hours — abbreviation CQ
charge off
transitive verb Date: 1892 to treat as a loss or expense • charge-off noun
charge-coupled device
noun Date: 1971 a semiconductor device that is used especially as an optical sensor and that stores charge and transfers it sequentially to an amplifier and detector — ...
charge-off
noun see charge off
chargeable
adjective Date: 14th century 1. archaic financially burdensome ; expensive 2. liable to be charged: as a. liable to be accused or held responsible b. suitable to be ...
charged
adjective Date: 1934 1. possessing or showing strong emotion 2. capable of arousing strong emotion ; also exciting
charged coupled device
noun see charge-coupled device
chargehand
noun Date: 1916 British foreman
charger
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chargeour, from Anglo-French, from charger Date: 14th century a large flat dish or platter II. noun Date: 1539 1. one that charges: as ...
Chari
or Shari geographical name river about 590 miles (949 kilometers) N central Africa in Chad flowing NW into Lake Chad
charily
adverb see chary
chariness
noun Date: 1571 1. the quality or state of being chary ; caution 2. carefully preserved state ; integrity
chariot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French, from charrier to transport, from char vehicle, from Latin carrus — more at car Date: 14th century 1. ...
charioteer
noun Date: 14th century 1. one who drives a chariot 2. capitalized Auriga
charism
noun (plural charismata or charisms) Etymology: Greek charisma Date: circa 1641 an extraordinary power (as of healing) given a Christian by the Holy Spirit for the good of the ...
charisma
noun Etymology: Greek, favor, gift, from charizesthai to favor, from charis grace; akin to Greek chairein to rejoice — more at yearn Date: 1930 1. a personal magic of ...
charismatic
I. adjective Etymology: charisma Date: circa 1868 1. of, relating to, or constituting charisma or charism 2. having, exhibiting, or based on charisma or charism II. ...
charitable
adjective Date: 14th century 1. full of love for and goodwill toward others ; benevolent 2. a. liberal in benefactions to the needy ; generous b. of or relating to ...
charitableness
noun see charitable
charitably
adverb see charitable
Chariton
geographical name river 280 miles (451 kilometers) S Iowa & N Missouri flowing S into the Missouri
charity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English charite, from Anglo-French charité, from Late Latin caritat-, caritas Christian love, from Latin, dearness, from carus dear; akin ...
charivari
noun Etymology: French, perhaps from Late Latin caribaria headache, from Greek karēbaria, from kara, karē head + barys heavy — more at cerebral, grieve Date: circa 1681 ...
charlatan
noun Etymology: Italian ciarlatano, alteration of cerretano, literally, inhabitant of Cerreto, from Cerreto, Italy Date: 1618 1. quack 2 2. one making usually showy ...
charlatanism
noun see charlatan
charlatanry
noun see charlatan
Charlemagne
biographical name 742-814 Charles the Great or Charles I Frankish king (768-814) & emperor of the West (800-814)
Charleroi
geographical name city SW Belgium in Hainaut population 206,800
Charles
I. biographical name 1948- son of Elizabeth II prince of Wales II. biographical name 1771-1847 archduke of Austria III. biographical name Prince 1903-1983 brother of King ...
Charles Edward
biographical name 1720-1788 the Young Pretender; (Bonnie) Prince Charlie British prince
Charles I
I. biographical name 1600-1649 Charles Stuart king of Great Britain (1625-49) II. biographical name 1887-1922 Charles Francis Joseph; nephew of Francis Ferdinand emperor of ...
Charles II
biographical name 1630-1685 son of Charles I king of Great Britain (1660-85)
Charles IV
biographical name 1294-1328 the Fair king of France (1322-28)
Charles IX
biographical name 1550-1574 king of France (1560-74)
Charles Martel
biographical name circa 688-741 grandfather of Charlemagne Frankish ruler (719-741)
Charles V
I. biographical name 1337-1380 the Wise king of France (1364-80) II. biographical name 1500-1558 Holy Roman emperor (1519-56); king of Spain as Charles I (1516-56)
Charles VI
biographical name 1368-1422 the Mad or the Beloved king of France (1380-1422)
Charles VII
biographical name 1403-1461 king of France (1422-61)
Charles X
biographical name 1757-1836 king of France (1824-30)
Charles XII
biographical name 1682-1718 king of Sweden (1697-1718)
Charles XIV John
biographical name 1763-1844 originally Jean-Baptiste-Jules Bernadotte king of Sweden & Norway (1818-44)
Charles's Wain
noun Etymology: Charlemagne Date: before 12th century Big Dipper
Charles, Cape
geographical name cape E Virginia N of entrance to Chesapeake Bay
Charlesbourg
geographical name city Canada in SE Quebec NE of Quebec (city) population 70,310
Charleston
I. noun Etymology: Charleston, S. C. Date: 1925 a lively ballroom dance in which the knees are twisted in and out and the heels are swung sharply outward on each step II. ...
Charleston Peak
geographical name mountain 11,919 feet (3633 meters) SE Nevada WNW of Las Vegas; highest in Spring Mountains
Charlestonian
noun see Charleston II
Charlestown
geographical name section of Boston, Massachusetts, on Boston harbor between mouths of Charles & Mystic rivers
charley
noun see charlie
charley horse
noun Etymology: from Charley, nickname for Charles Date: 1888 a muscular pain, cramping, or stiffness especially of the quadriceps that results from a strain or bruise
charlie
also charley noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: from the name Charlie Date: circa 1946 British fool
Charlie
I. Etymology: from the name Charlie Date: 1946 — a communications code word for the letter c II. noun Etymology: short for Victor Charlie, from the communications code ...
charlock
noun Etymology: Middle English cherlok, from Old English cerlic Date: before 12th century an Old World mustard (Brassica kaber syn. Sinapis arvensis) that is a common weed in ...
charlotte
noun Etymology: French Date: 1796 a dessert consisting of a filling (as of fruit, whipped cream, or custard) layered with or placed in a mold lined with strips of bread, ...
Charlotte
I. biographical name Empress of Mexico — see Carlota II. geographical name city S North Carolina near South Carolina border population 540,828
Charlotte Amalie
or formerly Saint Thomas geographical name city & port capital of Virgin Islands of the United States on St. Thomas Island population 12,331
Charlotte Harbor
geographical name inlet of Gulf of Mexico SW Florida
charlotte russe
noun Etymology: French, literally, Russian charlotte Date: 1839 a charlotte made with sponge cake or ladyfingers and a whipped-cream or custard-gelatin filling
Charlottesville
geographical name city central Virginia population 45,049
Charlottetown
geographical name city & port Canada capital of Prince Edward Island on Northumberland Strait population 32,245
charm
I. noun Etymology: Middle English charme, from Anglo-French, from Latin carmen song, from canere to sing — more at chant Date: 14th century 1. a. the chanting or ...
charmed
adjective Date: 1605 1. extremely lucky or prosperous 2. of, relating to, or being a charm quark
charmed circle
noun Date: 1898 a group marked by exclusiveness
charmer
noun see charm II
charmeuse
noun Etymology: French, feminine of charmeur charmer, from charmer to charm Date: 1907 a fine semilustrous crepe in satin weave
charming
adjective Date: 1634 extremely pleasing or delightful ; entrancing • charmingly adverb
charmingly
adverb see charming
charmless
adjective see charm I
charnel
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French carnel, charnel, probably alteration of charner, from Medieval Latin carnarium, from Latin carn-, caro flesh — more at carnal ...
charnel house
noun see charnel
Charolais
noun Etymology: Charolais, district in eastern France Date: 1893 any of a breed of large white cattle developed in France and used primarily for beef and crossbreeding
Charon
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Charōn Date: 1513 a son of Erebus who in Greek mythology ferries the souls of the dead over the Styx
Charpak
biographical name Georges 1924- French (Polish-born) physicist
charpoy
noun (plural charpoys) Etymology: Hindi cārpāī & Urdu chārpā'ī Date: 1845 a bed used especially in India consisting of a frame strung with tapes or light rope
charr
variant of char I

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