(noun, verb)


1. fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period

Definition categories: substance

2. a hot fragment of wood or coal that is left from a fire and is glowing or smoldering

Similar word(s): ember

Definition categories: object, fragment

Sentences with coal as a noun:

- Put some coals on the fire.

- Put some coal on the fire.

- Just as the camp-fire died down to just coals, with no flames to burn the marshmallows, someone dumped a whole load of wood on, so I gave up and went to bed.


1. burn to charcoal

Similar word(s): char

Definition categories: weather, burn, combust

2. supply with coal

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

3. take in coal

- The big ship coaled

Definition categories: contact

Sentences with coal as a verb:

- to coal a steamer