chauffer

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare French chauffoir a kind of stove, from chauffer (to heat). See chafe.

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Noun[edit]

chauffer (plural chauffers)

  1. A small, portable stove
  2. A chafing dish
  3. (chemistry) A table stove or small furnace, usually a cylindrical box of sheet iron, with a grate at the bottom, and an open top.

Etymology 2[edit]

Misspelling of chauffeur

Noun[edit]

chauffer (plural chauffers)

  1. Misspelling of chauffeur.

Verb[edit]

chauffer (third-person singular simple present chauffers, present participle chauffering, simple past and past participle chauffered)

  1. Misspelling of chauffeur.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French chauffer, from Old French chauffer, chaufer, from Vulgar Latin *cal(e)fāre, from Latin calfacere or calefacere, present active infinitive of calefaciō. Compare Occitan caufar, calfar, Catalan calfar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

chauffer

  1. to heat, to warm, to warm up

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

chauffer

  1. Alternative form of chaufer

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ff, *-ffs, *-fft are modified to f, s, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.