Definition and Meanings for chaff

·This dictionary definitions come from open dictionary GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
·The meaning of a word in English varies according to its part of speech , for this reason the different meanings are ordered by their part of speech.
·It is a very easy to use dictionary , very well structured that will allow you to solve all your doubts on any word and you also will deepen the knowledge of the English language.

Chaff is ranked 43,115 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of chaff

noun, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

Etymology of chaff

ac. ceaf; akin to d. kaf, g. kaff

Meaning of chaff

as noun

  • the glumes or husks of grains and grasses separated from the seed by threshing and winnowing, etc.
  • anything of a comparatively light and worthless character; the refuse part of anything.
  • straw or hay cut up fine for the food of cattle.
  • light jesting talk; banter; raillery.
  • the scales or bracts on the receptacle, which subtend each flower in the heads of many composit, as the sunflower.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter.

as transitive verb

  • to make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.
  • No antonyms for chaff

  • Adverbs. Types of Adverbs in English
    Adverbs. Types of Adverbs in English

    Are adverbs an important part of the English language? Of course they are. If adjectives describe the subject of a sentence, adverbs describe the action. So it is important to know adverbs and how to use them. Adverbs are not hard to use, and they complete sentence formation and vocabulary, improving the use of English. So let us see which the most important aspects of adverb use are.

  • Adjectives. Types of Adjectives
    Adjectives. Types of Adjectives

    1. What is an Adjective and its Functions

    An adjective is used with a noun, describing or improving it. It has the function to modify the noun, to complement it, or to support it within the phrase. With their help, we can describe the subject or the object in the sentence, enriching the content and increasing comprehension.

  • Punctuation Rules in English
    Punctuation Rules in English

    Are you confused about punctuation in English? Well, then you have come to the right place! I hope to explain punctuation rules briefly with clarity.