(Cha*me"le*on*ize) v. t. To change into various colors. [R.]
(Cham"fer) n. [See Chamfron.] The surface formed by cutting away the arris, or angle, formed
by two faces of a piece of timber, stone, etc.
(Cham"fer), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chamfered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chamfering. ]
1. (Carp.) To cut a furrow in, as in a column; to groove; to channel; to flute.
2. To make a chamfer on.
(Cham"fret) n. [See Chamfron.]
1. (Carp.) A small gutter; a furrow; a groove.
2. A chamfer.
(Cham"fron) n. [F. chanfrein.] (Anc. Armor) The frontlet, or head armor, of a horse. [Written
also champfrain and chamfrain.]
(Cham"let) n. See Camlet. [Obs.]
(Cham"ois) (sham"my or sha*moi"; 277), n. [F. chamois, prob. fr. OG. gamz, G. gemse.]
1. (Zoöl.) A small species of antelope living on the loftiest mountain ridges of Europe, as the Alps, Pyrenees,
etc. It possesses remarkable agility, and is a favorite object of chase.
2. A soft leather made from the skin of the chamois, or from sheepskin, etc.; called also chamois
leather, and chammy or shammy leather. See Shammy.
(Cham"o*mile) n. (Bot.) See Camomile.
(Champ) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Champed (chamt); p. pr. & vb. n. Champing.] [Prob, of Scand.
orgin; cf. dial. Sw. kämsa to chew with difficulty, champ; but cf. also OF. champier, champeyer, champoyer,
to graze in fields, fr. F. champ field, fr. L. campus. Cf. Camp.]
1. To bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be heard.
Foamed and champed the golden bit.
2. To bite into small pieces; to crunch. Steele.
(Champ), v. i. To bite or chew impatiently.
They began . . . irefully to champ upon the bit.
(Champ, Champe), n. [F. champ, L. campus field.] (Arch.) The field or ground on which
carving appears in relief.
(Cham*pagne") n. [F. See Champaign.] A light wine, of several kinds, originally made in
the province of Champagne, in France.