Meaning of COAL in English

COAL

noun

1 black mineral

ADJECTIVE

▪ clean , smokeless

▪ hard

▪ soft

▪ brown

▪ bituminous , coking

▪ opencast ( BrE )

opencast ~ mining

… OF COAL

▪ lump , piece

VERB + COAL

▪ mine , produce

▪ burn , use

▪ shovel

COAL + VERB

▪ burn

COAL + NOUN

▪ fire

▪ mine , pit

My grandfather worked in ~ mines in England and Wales.

▪ mining , production

▪ merchant , miner

▪ company , plant ( esp. AmE )

▪ industry

▪ deposit , field (usually coalfield ) , seam

There are substantial reserves of methane gas trapped in ~ seams in the area.

▪ reserves

▪ bucket , scuttle (both esp. BrE )

▪ bunker , cellar (both esp. BrE )

▪ dust , gas , tar

These men had spent their lives breathing ~ dust.

a dye made from ~ tar

2 ( usually coals ) burning pieces of coal

ADJECTIVE

▪ burning , glowing , hot , live , red-hot

VERB + COAL

▪ glow

Red-hot ~s glowed in the fireplace.

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