Definition and Meanings for coals

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Coals is ranked 3,358 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of coals

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

Etymology of coals

as. col; akin to d. kool, ohg. chol, cholo, g. kohle, icel. kol, pl., sw. kol, dan. kul; cf. skr. jval to burn. cf. kiln, collier

Meaning of coals


as noun

  • 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

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