coal - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “coal”

See all translations

coal

noun
 
 
/kəʊl/
[U] a hard, black substance that is dug from under the ground and burnt as fuel: a lump of coalMineralogyMining and quarryingFuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel
coals pieces of coal, usually burningFuelsPetroleum products especially when used as fuel
Translations of “coal”
in Arabic فَحْم…
in Korean 석탄…
in Malaysian batu arang…
in French charbon…
in Turkish taş kömürü/maden kömürü…
in Italian carbone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 煤…
in Russian уголь…
in Polish węgiel…
in Vietnamese than đá…
in Spanish carbón…
in Portuguese carvão…
in Thai ถ่านหิน…
in German die Kohle…
in Catalan carbó…
in Japanese 石炭…
in Indonesian batu bara…
in Chinese (Simplified) 煤…
(Definition of coal from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “coal”

Definitions of “coal” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More