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chaplet a garland or wreath worn on the head. [2 definitions]
chaps full-length leather leggings worn esp. by cowboys to protect the legs while riding horseback.
chapter one of the main sections of a book, usu. marked with a number or title. [4 definitions]
chapter 11 a provision of the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Act that allows a company to reorganize and remain in business, provided it pays its current debts by a date set by a court.
char1 to cook or burn so that the surface is blackened; scorch. [4 definitions]
char2 a type of trout.
character the distinguishing qualities and attributes of a person, place, or thing. [7 definitions]
character actor an actor who specializes in supporting roles, esp. in the portrayal of eccentric or distinctive characters.
character actress an actress who specializes in supporting roles, esp. in the portrayal of eccentric or distinctive characters.
characteristic indicating the typical or distinguishing attributes and qualities of a person, group, action, or thing. [3 definitions]
characterization a representation or portrayal of a person's unique qualities. [3 definitions]
characterize to describe (someone or something) in terms of what one considers to be the most distinguishing feature or features; ascribe certain characteristics to. [2 definitions]
characterless combined form of character.
character sketch a short written piece describing a person. [2 definitions]
charade (usu. pl.) a game in which each player must act out a word or phrase without speaking, while the other teammates must try to guess it. [2 definitions]
charbroil to broil over burning charcoal.
charcoal solid black carbon resulting from heating wood or other organic substances in a relatively airless enclosure. [7 definitions]
chard a variety of cultivated beet having large leafstalks and leaves, which are used as a vegetable.
chardonnay (often cap.) a dry white table wine. [2 definitions]
charge to give (someone) a responsibility or duty. [22 definitions]
chargeable combined form of charge.