chare
Char Char, n. [OE. cherr, char a turning, time, work, AS. cerr, cyrr, turn, occasion, business, fr. cerran, cyrran, to turn; akin to OS. k["e]rian, OHG. ch["e]ran, G. kehren. Cf. {Chore}, {Ajar}.] Work done by the day; a single job, or task; a chore. [Written also {chare}.] [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

When thou hast done this chare, I give thee leave To play till doomsday. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Chare — (ch[^a]r), n. A narrow street. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chare — Chare, n. & v. A chore; to chore; to do. See {Char}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chare — [cher] Now Rare n. [ME char < OE cierr, a turn, job, piece of work < cierran, to turn; akin to Ger kehren < IE base * g̑ers , to turn > Welsh gyrr, a driving (of cattle)] a chore, esp. a household chore vi. chared, charing to do… …   English World dictionary

  • Chare — A chare, in the dialect of North east England, is a narrow medieval street or alley. The word is believed to have two possible etymologies either from the Saxon cerre meaning the turning or bending of a way or from a corruption of the word ajar… …   Wikipedia

  • Chare — Char Char, Chare Chare, v. t. [See 3d {Char}.] 1. To perform; to do; to finish. [Obs.] Nores. [1913 Webster] Thet char is chared, as the good wife said when she had hanged her husband. Old Proverb. [1913 Webster] 2. To work or hew, as stone. Oxf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chare — Char Char, Chare Chare, v. i. To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant; to do small jobs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chare —  1) to stop ; as, chare the cow ; i. e. stop, or turn the cow. Also, to counterfeit ; as, to chare laughter, to counterfeit a laugh. N.  2) a narrow lane or alley. Northumb …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • Chare — An alley way or narrow lane, still in use in Newcastle as a street name (Pudding Chare) …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chare — /chair/, n., v., chared, charing. Chiefly Brit. char3. * * * …   Universalium

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