What does parch mean?

Definitions for parch
pɑrtʃparch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parch, searverb

    cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat

    "The sun parched the earth"

Wiktionary

  1. parchverb

    To burn the surface of, to scorch.

    The sun today could parch cement.

  2. parchverb

    To roast, as dry grain.

    We used grandma's skillet to parch corn.

  3. parchverb

    To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat.

    The patient's mouth is parched from fever.

  4. parchverb

    To become thirsty.

    We're parched Hon. Could you send up an ale from the cooler?

  5. parchverb

    To boil something slowly (Still used in Lancashire in parched peas, a type of mushy peas).

  6. parchverb

    To become superficially burnt; be become sunburned.

    The locals watched, amused, as the tourists parched in the sun, having neglected to apply sunscreen or bring water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parchverb

    to burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast over the fire, as dry grain; as, to parch the skin; to parch corn

    Etymology: [OE. perchen to pierce, hence used of a piercing heat or cold, OF. perchier, another form of percier, F. percer. See Pierce.]

  2. Parchverb

    to dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat; as, the mouth is parched from fever

    Etymology: [OE. perchen to pierce, hence used of a piercing heat or cold, OF. perchier, another form of percier, F. percer. See Pierce.]

  3. Parchverb

    to become scorched or superficially burnt; to be very dry

    Etymology: [OE. perchen to pierce, hence used of a piercing heat or cold, OF. perchier, another form of percier, F. percer. See Pierce.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parch

    pärch, v.t. to burn slightly: to scorch.—v.i. to be scorched: to become very dry.—adj. Parched, scorched.—adv. Parch′edly.—n. Parch′edness. [M. E. parchen, either a variety of per(s)chen=peris(c)hen, to kill, or from perchen, to pierce.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parch in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • korventaa, korventua, polttaa, paahtaaFinnish
  • ressecarPortuguese
  • выжигать, иссушить, пересыхать, пересохнуть, выжечь, иссушатьRussian
  • parchTamil
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