5 letter word starting with cha

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chace noun See 3d Chase, n., 3., To pursue. See Chase v. t.
chafe verb t. To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm., To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate., To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable., To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction., To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes., To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated., Heat excited by friction., Injury or wear caused by friction., Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.
chaff 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 Compositae, as the sunflower., To use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter., To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.
chain noun A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion and transmission of mechanical power, etc., That which confines, fetters, or secures, as a chain; a bond; as, the chains of habit., A series of things linked together; or a series of things connected and following each other in succession; as, a chain of mountains; a chain of events or ideas., An instrument which consists of links and is used in measuring land., Iron links bolted to the side of a vessel to bold the dead-eyes connected with the shrouds; also, the channels., The warp threads of a web., To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog., To keep in slavery; to enslave., To unite closely and strongly., To measure with the chain., To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.
chair noun A movable single seat with a back., An official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself., The presiding officer of an assembly; a chairman; as, to address the chair., A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or two-wheeled carriage, drawn by one horse; a gig., An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers., To place in a chair., To carry publicly in a chair in triumph.
chaja noun The crested screamer of Brazil (Palamedea, / Chauna, chavaria), so called in imitation of its notes; — called also chauna, and faithful kamichi. It is often domesticated and is useful in guarding other poultry. See Kamichi.
chalk noun A soft, earthy substance, of a white, grayish, or yellowish white color, consisting of calcium carbonate, and having the same composition as common limestone., Finely prepared chalk, used as a drawing implement; also, by extension, a compound, as of clay and black lead, or the like, used in the same manner. See Crayon., To rub or mark with chalk., To manure with chalk, as land., To make white, as with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.
champ verb t. To bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be heard., To bite into small pieces; to crunch., To bite or chew impatiently., Alt. of Champe
chank noun The East Indian name for the large spiral shell of several species of sea conch much used in making bangles, esp. Turbinella pyrum. Called also chank chell.
chant verb t. To utter with a melodious voice; to sing., To celebrate in song., To sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant., To make melody with the voice; to sing., To sing, as in reciting a chant., Song; melody., A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or recited. It is the most ancient form of choral music., A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting., Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.
chaos noun An empty, immeasurable space; a yawning chasm., The confused, unorganized condition or mass of matter before the creation of distinct and orderly forms., Any confused or disordered collection or state of things; a confused mixture; confusion; disorder.
chape noun The piece by which an object is attached to something, as the frog of a scabbard or the metal loop at the back of a buckle by which it is fastened to a strap., The transverse guard of a sword or dagger., The metal plate or tip which protects the end of a scabbard, belt, etc.
chaps noun pl. The jaws, or the fleshy parts about them. See Chap.
charr noun One of the several species of fishes of the genus Salvelinus, allied to the spotted trout and salmon, inhabiting deep lakes in mountainous regions in Europe. In the United States, the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) is sometimes called a char., See 1st Char.
chare verb t. To perform; to do; to finish., To work or hew, as stone., To work by the day, without being a regularly hired servant; to do small jobs., A narrow street., A chore; to chore; to do. See Char.
chara noun A genus of flowerless plants, having articulated stems and whorled branches. They flourish in wet places.
chard noun The tender leaves or leafstalks of the artichoke, white beet, etc., blanched for table use., A variety of the white beet, which produces large, succulent leaves and leafstalks.
chark noun Charcoal; a cinder., To burn to a coal; to char.
charm noun A melody; a song., A word or combination of words sung or spoken in the practice of magic; a magical combination of words, characters, etc.; an incantation., That which exerts an irresistible power to please and attract; that which fascinates; any alluring quality., Anything worn for its supposed efficacy to the wearer in averting ill or securing good fortune., Any small decorative object worn on the person, as a seal, a key, a silver whistle, or the like. Bunches of charms are often worn at the watch chain., To make music upon; to tune., To subdue, control, or summon by incantation or supernatural influence; to affect by magic., To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe., To attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to enchant; to fascinate., To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms, or supernatural influences; as, a charmed life., To use magic arts or occult power; to make use of charms., To act as, or produce the effect of, a charm; to please greatly; to be fascinating., To make a musical sound.
chart noun A sheet of paper, pasteboard, or the like, on which information is exhibited, esp. when the information is arranged in tabular form; as, an historical chart., A map; esp., a hydrographic or marine map; a map on which is projected a portion of water and the land which it surrounds, or by which it is surrounded, intended especially for the use of seamen; as, the United States Coast Survey charts; the English Admiralty charts., A written deed; a charter., To lay down in a chart; to map; to delineate; as, to chart a coast.
chary adjective Careful; wary; cautious; not rash, reckless, or spendthrift; saving; frugal.
chase verb t. To pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt., To follow as if to catch; to pursue; to compel to move on; to drive by following; to cause to fly; — often with away or off; as, to chase the hens away., To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game., To give chase; to hunt; as, to chase around after a doctor., Vehement pursuit for the purpose of killing or capturing, as of an enemy, or game; an earnest seeking after any object greatly desired; the act or habit of hunting; a hunt., That which is pursued or hunted., An open hunting ground to which game resorts, and which is private properly, thus differing from a forest, which is not private property, and from a park, which is inclosed. Sometimes written chace., A division of the floor of a gallery, marked by a figure or otherwise; the spot where a ball falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary must drive his ball in order to gain a point., A rectangular iron frame in which pages or columns of type are imposed., The part of a cannon from the reenforce or the trunnions to the swell of the muzzle. See Cannon., A groove, or channel, as in the face of a wall; a trench, as for the reception of drain tile., A kind of joint by which an overlap joint is changed to a flush joint, by means of a gradually deepening rabbet, as at the ends of clinker-built boats., To ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like., To cut, so as to make a screw thread.
chasm noun A deep opening made by disruption, as a breach in the earth or a rock; a yawning abyss; a cleft; a fissure., A void space; a gap or break, as in ranks of men.
chast verb t. to chasten.
chati noun A small South American species of tiger cat (Felis mitis).
chaun noun A gap., To open; to yawn.
chaus noun a lynxlike animal of Asia and Africa (Lynx Lybicus).