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Webster 1913 Edition


Scald

Scald

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Scalded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Scalding
.]
[OF.
eschalder
,
eschauder
,
escauder
, F.
échauder
, fr. L.
excaldare
;
ex + caldus
,
calidus
, warm, hot. See
Ex
, and
Caldron
.]
1.
To burn with hot liquid or steam; to pain or injure by contact with, or immersion in, any hot fluid;
as, to
scald
the hand
.
Mine own tears
Do
scald
like molten lead.
Shakespeare
Here the blue flames of
scalding
brimstone fall.
Cowley.
2.
To expose to a boiling or violent heat over a fire, or in hot water or other liquor;
as, to
scald
milk or meat
.

Scald

,
Noun.
A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam.

Scald

,
Adj.
[For
scalled
. See
Scall
.]
1.
Affected with the scab; scabby.
Shak.
2.
Scurvy; paltry;
as,
scald
rhymers
.
[Obs.]
Shak.
Scald crow
(Zool.)
,
the hooded crow.
[Ireland]
Scald head
(Med.)
,
a name popularly given to several diseases of the scalp characterized by pustules (the dried discharge of which forms scales) and by falling out of the hair.

Scald

,
Noun.
Scurf on the head. See
Scall
.
Spenser.

Scald

(skăld or ska̤ld; 277)
,
Noun.
[Icel.
skāld
.]
One of the ancient Scandinavian poets and historiographers; a reciter and singer of heroic poems, eulogies, etc., among the Norsemen; more rarely, a bard of any of the ancient Teutonic tribes.
[Written also
skald
.]
A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of battle by the
scalds
of the yet heathen Saxons.
Sir W. Scott.

Webster 1828 Edition


Scald

SCALD

,
Verb.
T.
[L. caleo, caida, calidus. I suppose the primary sense of caleo is to contract, to draw, to make hard.]
1.
To burn or painfully affect and injure by immersion in or contact with a liquor of a boiling heat, or a heat approaching it; as, to scald the hand or foot. We scald the part, when the heat of the liquor applied is so violent as to injure the skin and flesh. Scald is sometimes used to express the effect of the heat of other substances than liquids.
Here the blue flames of scalding brimstone fall.
2.
To expose to a boiling or violent heat over a fire, or in water or other liquor; as, to scald meat or milk.

SCALD

,
Noun.
[supra.] A burn, or injury to the skin and flesh by hot liquor.

SCALD

,
Noun.
Scab; scurf on the head.

SCALD

,
Adj.
Scurvy; paltry; poor; as scald rhymers.

SCALD

, n.
Among the ancient Scandinavians, a poet; one whose occupation was to compose poems in honor of distinguished men and their achievements, and to recite and sing them on public occasions. The scalds of Denmark and Sweden answered to the bards of the Britons or Celts.

Definition 2022


scald

scald

English

Verb

scald (third-person singular simple present scalds, present participle scalding, simple past and past participle scalded)

  1. To burn with hot liquid.
    to scald the hand
  2. (cooking) To heat almost to boiling.
    Scald the milk until little bubbles form.
Translations

Noun

scald (plural scalds)

  1. A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by hot liquid or steam.
Translations

Etymology 2

Alteration of scall.

Noun

scald (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Scaliness; a scabby skin disease.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.vii:
      Her craftie head was altogether bald, / And as in hate of honorable eld, / Was ouergrowne with scurfe and filthy scald [].
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821, II.12:
      Some heale Horses, some cure men, some the plague, some the scald [transl. teigne], some the cough, some one kinde of scab, and some another [].

Adjective

scald (comparative more scald, superlative most scald)

  1. (obsolete) Affected with the scab; scabby.
  2. (obsolete) Paltry; worthless.

Etymology 3

Noun

scald (plural scalds)

  1. Alternative form of skald
    A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of battle by the scalds of the yet heathen Saxons. Sir Walter Scott.

Anagrams

References

  1. scald” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [skald]

Verb

scald

  1. first-person singular present tense form of scălda.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of scălda.