Definition and Meanings for coals
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Part of Speech of coals
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of coals
Meaning of coals
- a thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other combustible substance; charcoal.
- a black, or brownish black, solid, combustible substance, dug from beds or veins in the earth to be used for fuel, and consisting, like charcoal, mainly of carbon, but more compact, and often affording, when heated, a large amount of volatile matter.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to burn to charcoal; to char.
- to mark or delineate with charcoal.
- to supply with coal; as, to coal a steamer.
as intransitive verb
- to take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at southampton.