9 letter word starting with che

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
cheapened imp. & past participle of Cheapen
cheapener noun One who cheapens.
cheapness noun Lowness in price, considering the usual price, or real value.
cheatable adjective Capable of being cheated.
checkered imp. & past participle of Checker, Marked with alternate squares or checks of different color or material., Diversified or variegated in a marked manner, as in appearance, character, circumstances, etc.
checkless adjective That can not be checked or restrained.
checkmate noun The position in the game of chess when a king is in check and cannot be released, — which ends the game., A complete check; utter defeat or overthrow., To check (an adversary’s king) in such a manner that escape in impossible; to defeat (an adversary) by putting his king in check from which there is no escape., To defeat completely; to terminate; to thwart.
checkrein noun A short rein looped over the check hook to prevent a horse from lowering his head; — called also a bearing rein., A branch rein connecting the driving rein of one horse of a span or pair with the bit of the other horse.
checkroll noun A list of servants in a household; — called also chequer roll.
checkwork noun Anything made so as to form alternate squares like those of a checkerboard.
cheerless adjective Without joy, gladness, or comfort.
cheeselep noun A bag in which rennet is kept.
chelicera noun One of the anterior pair of mouth organs, terminated by a pincherlike claw, in scorpions and allied Arachnida. They are homologous with the falcers of spiders, and probably with the mandibles of insects.
cheliform adjective Having a movable joint or finger closing against a preceding joint or a projecting part of it, so that the whole may be used for grasping, as the claw of a crab; pincherlike.
chelonian adjective Of or pertaining to animals of the tortoise kind., One of the Chelonia.
chemiloon noun A garment for women, consisting of chemise and drawers united in one.
chemistry noun That branch of science which treats of the composition of substances, and of the changes which they undergo in consequence of alterations in the constitution of the molecules, which depend upon variations of the number, kind, or mode of arrangement, of the constituent atoms. These atoms are not assumed to be indivisible, but merely the finest grade of subdivision hitherto attained. Chemistry deals with the changes in the composition and constitution of molecules. See Atom, Molecule., An application of chemical theory and method to the consideration of some particular subject; as, the chemistry of iron; the chemistry of indigo., A treatise on chemistry.
chemitype noun One of a number of processes by which an impression from an engraved plate is obtained in relief, to be used for printing on an ordinary printing press.
cherished imp. & past participle of Cherish
cherising present participle & vb. noun of Cherish
cherisher noun One who cherishes.
cherogril noun See Cony.
cherokees noun pl. An Appalachian tribe of Indians, formerly inhabiting the region about the head waters of the Tennessee River. They are now mostly settled in the Indian Territory, and have become one of the most civilized of the Indian Tribes.
chesstree noun A piece of oak bolted perpendicularly on the side of a vessel, to aid in drawing down and securing the clew of the mainsail.
chevachie noun See Chivachie.
chevalier noun A horseman; a knight; a gallant young man., A member of certain orders of knighthood.
chevelure noun A hairlike envelope.
chevrette noun A machine for raising guns or mortar into their carriages.
chevroned p. adjective Having a chevron; decorated with an ornamental figure of a zigzag from.
chevronel noun A bearing like a chevron, but of only half its width.
cheyennes noun pl. A warlike tribe of indians, related to the blackfeet, formerly inhabiting the region of Wyoming, but now mostly on reservations in the Indian Territory. They are noted for their horsemanship.