6 letter word starting with cha

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chabuk noun A long whip, such as is used in the East in the infliction of punishment.
chacma noun A large species of African baboon (Cynocephalus porcarius); — called also ursine baboon. [See Illust. of Baboon.]
chafed imp. & past participle of Chafe
chafer noun One who chafes., A vessel for heating water; — hence, a dish or pan., A kind of beetle; the cockchafer. The name is also applied to other species; as, the rose chafer.
chaffy adjective Abounding in, or resembling, chaff., Light or worthless as chaff., Resembling chaff; composed of light dry scales., Bearing or covered with dry scales, as the under surface of certain ferns, or the disk of some composite flowers.
chaise noun A two-wheeled carriage for two persons, with a calash top, and the body hung on leather straps, or thorough-braces. It is usually drawn by one horse., a carriage in general.
chalet noun A herdsman’s hut in the mountains of Switzerland., A summer cottage or country house in the Swiss mountains; any country house built in the style of the Swiss cottages.
chalky adjective Consisting of, or resembling, chalk; containing chalk; as, a chalky cliff; a chalky taste.
chalon noun A bed blanket.
chamal noun The Angora goat. See Angora goat, under Angora.
champe noun The field or ground on which carving appears in relief.
chance noun A supposed material or psychical agent or mode of activity other than a force, law, or purpose; fortune; fate; — in this sense often personified., The operation or activity of such agent., The supposed effect of such an agent; something that befalls, as the result of unknown or unconsidered forces; the issue of uncertain conditions; an event not calculated upon; an unexpected occurrence; a happening; accident; fortuity; casualty., A possibility; a likelihood; an opportunity; — with reference to a doubtful result; as, a chance to escape; a chance for life; the chances are all against him., Probability., To happen, come, or arrive, without design or expectation., To take the chances of; to venture upon; — usually with it as object., To befall; to happen to., Happening by chance; casual., By chance; perchance.
change verb t. To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance., To alter by substituting something else for, or by giving up for something else; as, to change the clothes; to change one’s occupation; to change one’s intention., To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; — followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another., Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill., To be altered; to undergo variation; as, men sometimes change for the better., To pass from one phase to another; as, the moon changes to-morrow night., Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles., A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons., A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon., Alteration in the order of a series; permutation., That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another., Small money; the money by means of which the larger coins and bank bills are made available in small dealings; hence, the balance returned when payment is tendered by a coin or note exceeding the sum due., A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions., A public house; an alehouse., Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
chaped past participle / adjective Furnished with a chape or chapes.
chapel noun A subordinate place of worship, a small church, often a private foundation, as for a memorial, a small building attached to a church, a room or recess in a church, containing an altar., A place of worship not connected with a church; as, the chapel of a palace, hospital, or prison., In England, a place of worship used by dissenters from the Established Church; a meetinghouse., A choir of singers, or an orchestra, attached to the court of a prince or nobleman., A printing office, said to be so called because printing was first carried on in England in a chapel near Westminster Abbey., An association of workmen in a printing office., To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine., To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) so to turn or make a circuit as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.
chappy Full of chaps; cleft; gaping; open.
charge verb t. To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill., To lay on or impose, as a task, duty, or trust; to command, instruct, or exhort with authority; to enjoin; to urge earnestly; as, to charge a jury; to charge the clergy of a diocese; to charge an agent., To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for., To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples., To place something to the account of as a debt; to debit, as, to charge one with goods. Also, to enter upon the debit side of an account; as, to charge a sum to one., To impute or ascribe; to lay to one’s charge., To accuse; to make a charge or assertion against (a person or thing); to lay the responsibility (for something said or done) at the door of., To place within or upon any firearm, piece of apparatus or machinery, the quantity it is intended and fitted to hold or bear; to load; to fill; as, to charge a gun; to charge an electrical machine, etc., To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding., To assume as a bearing; as, he charges three roses or; to add to or represent on; as, he charges his shield with three roses or., To call to account; to challenge., To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack., To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets., To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods., To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases., To squat on its belly and be still; — a command given by a sportsman to a dog., A load or burder laid upon a person or thing., A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust., Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty., Heed; care; anxiety; trouble., Harm., An order; a mandate or command; an injunction., An address (esp. an earnest or impressive address) containing instruction or exhortation; as, the charge of a judge to a jury; the charge of a bishop to his clergy., An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged., Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; — usually in the plural., The price demanded for a thing or service., An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another; that which is debited in a business transaction; as, a charge in an account book., That quantity, as of ammunition, electricity, ore, fuel, etc., which any apparatus, as a gun, battery, furnace, machine, etc., is intended to receive and fitted to hold, or which is actually in it at one time, The act of rushing upon, or towards, an enemy; a sudden onset or attack, as of troops, esp. cavalry; hence, the signal for attack; as, to sound the charge., A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge., A soft of plaster or ointment., A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8., Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; — called also charre., Weight; import; value.
charon noun The son of Erebus and Nox, whose office it was to ferry the souls of the dead over the Styx, a river of the infernal regions.
charre noun See Charge, n., 17.
charry adjective Pertaining to charcoal, or partaking of its qualities.
charta noun Material on which instruments, books, etc., are written; parchment or paper., A charter or deed; a writing by which a grant is made. See Magna Charta.
charte noun The constitution, or fundamental law, of the French monarchy, as established on the restoration of Louis XVIII., in 1814.
chased imp. & past participle of Chase
chaser noun One who or that which chases; a pursuer; a driver; a hunter., Same as Chase gun, esp. in terms bow chaser and stern chaser. See under Bow, Stern., One who chases or engraves. See 5th Chase, and Enchase., A tool with several points, used for cutting or finishing screw threads, either external or internal, on work revolving in a lathe.
chasmy adjective Of or pertaining to a chasm; abounding in chasms.
chasse noun A movement in dancing, as across or to the right or left., To make the movement called chasse; as, all chasse; chasse to the right or left.
chaste adjective Pure from unlawful sexual intercourse; virtuous; continent., Pure in thought and act; innocent; free from lewdness and obscenity, or indecency in act or speech; modest; as, a chaste mind; chaste eyes., Pure in design and expression; correct; free from barbarisms or vulgarisms; refined; simple; as, a chaste style in composition or art., Unmarried.
chatty adjective Given to light, familiar talk; talkative., A porous earthen pot used in India for cooling water, etc.
chaunt noun & verb See Chant.
chawed imp. & past participle of Chaw