Definitions for scaldskɔld, skɑld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to burn with or as if with hot liquid or steam.

  2. to subject to the action of boiling liquid or steam.

  3. to heat to a temperature just short of the boiling point:

    to scald milk.

  4. to parboil:

    to scald vegetables.

  5. (v.i.)to become scalded.

  6. (n.)a burn caused by the action of hot liquid or steam.

    Category: Pathology

  7. a browning of fruit or plant tissue caused by extreme heat or overexposure to the sun. a browning of fruit caused by a fungus or by improper conditions of growth or storage.

    Category: Plant Pathology

Origin of scald:

1175–1225; ME (v.) < dial. OF escalder < LL excaldāre to wash in hot water = L ex- ex -1+ -caldāre

scaldskɔld, skɑld(n.)

  1. Category: Literature

    Ref: skald.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scald(noun)

    a burn cause by hot liquid or steam

  2. scald(verb)

    the act of burning with steam or hot water

  3. blister, scald, whip(verb)

    subject to harsh criticism

    "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community"

  4. scald(verb)

    treat with boiling water

    "scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled"

  5. scald(verb)

    heat to the boiling point

    "scald the milk"

  6. scald(verb)

    burn with a hot liquid or steam

    "She scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scald(verb)

    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

  2. Scald(verb)

    to expose to a boiling or violent heat over a fire, or in hot water or other liquor; as, to scald milk or meat

  3. Scald(noun)

    a burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam

  4. Scald(adj)

    affected with the scab; scabby

  5. Scald(adj)

    scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers

  6. Scald(noun)

    scurf on the head. See Scall

  7. Scald(noun)

    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


  1. Scald

    Scald are an extreme metal band based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They are known for their progressive, idiosyncratic sound which takes in elements of metal, post-hardcore, doom, punk, grind and industrial electronica. The band have a cult following worldwide and successive releases and have garnered critical acclaim from alternative, punk and metal press; such as Terrorizer Magazine and Metal Maniacs. In the past associated with Code666, they are now on Midhir.

Anagrams of scald

  1. Clads

  2. S.D. Cal.

Translations for scald

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to hurt with hot liquid or steam

He scalded his hand with boiling water.

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