Definitions of coal

  1. To take in coal. To blow the coals, to stir up strife. To haul over the coals, to take one to task; to reprimand. To carry coals to Newcastle, to lose one's labour.
  2. To supply with coal.
  3. To burn to charcoal; to char.
  4. To mark or delineate with charcoal.
  5. To supply with coal; as, to coal a steamer.
  6. To furnish with coal.
  7. To take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton.
  8. To take in coal.
  9. supply with coal
  10. To burn to coal or charcoal; to mark or delineate with charcoal.
  11. To take in coal for the supply of a steam or sailing vessel.
  12. take in coal; " The big ship coaled"
  13. A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other combustible substance; charcoal.
  14. 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.
  15. A black, hard, combustible mineral, used as fuel.
  16. A solid, black, combustible substance used for fuel, dug out of the earth.
  17. Charred wood; a combustible fossil procured by mining.
  18. A combustible substance derived from ancient vegetation, found in beds or veins in the earth; a piece of partly burned wood.
  19. A piece of wood or other combustible substance, ignited, burning, or charred; a solid opaque combustible substance of vegetable origin found, in the earth, and extensively used for fuel.
  20. Mineralised vegetable matter; a hard black mineral used as fuel.
  21. Coaly.