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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scalpverb

    the skin that covers the top of the head

    "they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy"

  2. scalpverb

    sell illegally, as on the black market

  3. scalpverb

    remove the scalp of

    "The enemies were scalped"

Wiktionary

  1. scalpnoun

    The top of the head; the skull.

    Some tribes used to collect scalps to prove how many of the enemy they had killed in battle.

    Etymology: Originally a northern word, and therefore presumed to come from a Scandinavian source, although the sense-development is unclear; compare Old Norse skálpr, Middle Dutch schelpe.

  2. scalpnoun

    The part of the head where the hair grows from, or used to grow from

    Etymology: Originally a northern word, and therefore presumed to come from a Scandinavian source, although the sense-development is unclear; compare Old Norse skálpr, Middle Dutch schelpe.

  3. scalpnoun

    A victory.

    It turns out old Tweets can come back to haunt you! Or at least derail your political aspirations. Yes, social media has claimed its first scalp with Twitter drawing first blood on the election trail.

    Etymology: Originally a northern word, and therefore presumed to come from a Scandinavian source, although the sense-development is unclear; compare Old Norse skálpr, Middle Dutch schelpe.

  4. scalpnoun

    A bed or stratum of shellfish; a scaup.

    Etymology: Originally a northern word, and therefore presumed to come from a Scandinavian source, although the sense-development is unclear; compare Old Norse skálpr, Middle Dutch schelpe.

  5. scalpverb

    To remove the part of the head from where the hair grows, by brutal act or accident.

    Etymology: Originally a northern word, and therefore presumed to come from a Scandinavian source, although the sense-development is unclear; compare Old Norse skálpr, Middle Dutch schelpe.

  6. scalpverb

    To sell for a greatly inflated price to those in desperation, as in scalping tickets to a ball game.

    Etymology: Originally a northern word, and therefore presumed to come from a Scandinavian source, although the sense-development is unclear; compare Old Norse skálpr, Middle Dutch schelpe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scalpnoun

    a bed of oysters or mussels

    Etymology: [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.]

  2. Scalpnoun

    that part of the integument of the head which is usually covered with hair

    Etymology: [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.]

  3. Scalpnoun

    a part of the skin of the head, with the hair attached, cut or torn off from an enemy by the Indian warriors of North America, as a token of victory

    Etymology: [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.]

  4. Scalpnoun

    fig.: The top; the summit

    Etymology: [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.]

  5. Scalpverb

    to deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of

    Etymology: [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.]

  6. Scalpverb

    to remove the skin of

    Etymology: [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.]

  7. Scalpverb

    to brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling

    Etymology: [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.]

  8. Scalpverb

    to make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the market; -- said of brokers who operate in this way on their own account

    Etymology: [Perhaps akin to D. schelp shell. Cf. Scallop.]

Freebase

  1. Scalp

    The scalp is the anatomical area bordered by the face anteriorly and the neck to the sides and posteriorly.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scalp

    skalp, n. the outer covering of the skull or brain-case, including the skin, the expanded tendon of the occipito-frontalis muscle, with intermediate cellular tissue and blood-vessels: the skin on which the hair grows: the skin of the top of the head, together with the hair, torn off as a token of victory by the North American Indians: the skin of the head of a noxious wild animal: (her.) the skin of the head of a stag with the horns attached: a bed of oysters or mussels (Scot. Scaup).—v.t. to cut the scalp from: to flay: to lay bare: to deprive of grass: to sell at less than recognised rates: to destroy the political influence of.—ns. Scal′per, one who scalps; a machine for removing the ends of grain, as wheat or rye, or for separating the different grades of broken wheat, semolina, &c.: one who buys and sells railroad tickets, &c., at less than the official rates, a ticket-broker: an instrument used by surgeons for scraping carious bones (also Scal′ping-ī′ron); Scal′ping-knife, a knife, formerly a sharp stone, used by the Indians of North America for scalping their enemies; Scal′ping-tuft, a scalp-lock.—adj. Scalp′less, having no scalp, bald.—n. Scalp′-lock, a long tuft of hair left by the North American Indians as a challenge. [Old Dut. schelpe, a shell; cf. Ger. schelfe, a husk; a doublet of scallop.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Scalp

    The outer covering of the calvaria. It is composed of several layers: SKIN; subcutaneous connective tissue; the occipitofrontal muscle which includes the tendinous galea aponeurotica; loose connective tissue; and the pericranium (the PERIOSTEUM of the SKULL).

Editors Contribution

  1. scalp

    The skin on the human head.

    Every human being is born with hair on their head.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCALP in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCALP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of SCALP in a Sentence

  1. Kelly Knudson:

    By looking at how far the hair is from the scalp, we were able to look at what they were eating in particular weeks or months before they died.

  2. Erika Katz:

    The tea tree oil is going to calm down the scalp and relieve some of that painful itching and burning. It's a wonderful way to just get rid of an itchy, flaky scalp.

  3. Arko Ghosh:

    We measured people's brain activity using a bunch of electrodes on the scalp and what these maps indicate is essentially how much of the variance between people we could explain by just looking at the phone logs, so how much brain activity can be explained by looking at people's history of use on the phones alone.

  4. Petra Novotna:

    I went to run, and then I saw my scalp was no longer attached to me— it was lying next to me instead.

  5. Zoe Diana Draelos:

    The reason people start to go bald is because, especially in men, the testosterone that is released in puberty shuts down some of the hair follicles on the top of the scalp.

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