Definitions for Scourgeskɜrdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scourgeskɜrdʒ(n.; v.)scourged, scourg•ing.

  1. (n.)a whip or lash, esp. for the infliction of punishment.

  2. a person or thing that administers punishment or criticism.

  3. a cause of affliction or calamity:

    the scourge of famine.

  4. (v.t.)to whip with a scourge.

  5. to punish, chastise, or criticize severely.

Origin of scourge:

1175–1225; (n.) ME < OF escorge, der. of escorgier to whip < VL *excorrigiāre, der. of L corrigia thong, whip

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scourge, flagellum(noun)

    a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

  2. bane, curse, scourge, nemesis(noun)

    something causing misery or death

    "the bane of my life"

  3. terror, scourge, threat(verb)

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

  4. scourge(verb)

    punish severely; excoriate

  5. flagellate, scourge(verb)

    whip

    "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

  6. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge(verb)

    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

    "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

Wiktionary

  1. scourge(Noun)

    A persistent pest, illness, or source of trouble, (figurative) cause of suffering to people.

    Graffiti is the scourge of building owners everywhere.

  2. scourge(Noun)

    A whip often of leather.

    He flogged him with a scourge.

  3. scourge(Verb)

    To strike with a scourge.

  4. Origin: From Old French escorgier, from Vulgar Latin excorrigiāre, consisting of ex- + corrigia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scourge(noun)

    a lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of punishment or discipline; a whip

  2. Scourge(noun)

    hence, a means of inflicting punishment, vengeance, or suffering; an infliction of affliction; a punishment

  3. Scourge(noun)

    to whip severely; to lash

  4. Scourge(noun)

    to punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction

  5. Scourge(noun)

    to harass or afflict severely

Freebase

  1. Scourge

    A scourge is a whip or lash, especially a multi-thong type, used to inflict severe corporal punishment or self-mortification on the back.


Translations for Scourge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

scourge(noun)

a cause of great suffering to many people

Vaccination has freed us from the scourge of smallpox.

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