Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To burn with hot liquid or steam; to pain or injure by contact with, or immersion in, any hot fluid;
Mine own tears
scaldlike molten lead.
Here the blue flames of
To expose to a boiling or violent heat over a fire, or in hot water or other liquor;
scaldmilk or meat
A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam.
Affected with the scab; scabby.
the hooded crow.
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.
Scurf on the head. See
(skăld or ska̤ld; 277),
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.
A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of battle by the
scaldsof the yet heathen Saxons.
Sir W. Scott.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
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.