What does scald mean?

Definitions for scaldskɔld, skɑld

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scald.

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

  8. Origin: [OF. eschalder, eschauder, escauder, F. chauder, fr. L. excaldare; ex + caldus, calidus, warm, hot. See Ex, and Caldron.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scald

    skawld, v.t. to burn with hot liquid: to cook slightly, as fruit, in hot water or steam: to cleanse thoroughly by rinsing with very hot water.—n. a burn caused by hot liquid.—ns. Scald′er, one who scalds vessels: a pot for scalding; Scald′-fish, a marine flat fish; Scald′ing, things scalded; Scald′-rag, a nickname for a dyer.—Scalding hot, so hot as to scald. [O. Fr. escalder (Fr. échauder)—Low L. excaldāre, to bathe in warm water—ex, from, calidus, warm, hot.]

  2. Scald

    Skald, skald, n. one of the ancient Scandinavian poets.—adj. Scald′ic, relating to, or composed by, the Scalds. [Ice. skáld.]

  3. Scald

    skawld, n. scurf on the head.—adj. scurfy, paltry, poor.—ns. Scald′berry, the blackberry; Scald′-crow, the hooded crow; Scald′-head, a fungous parasitic disease of the scalp, favus. [Scall.]

Anagrams for scald »

  1. Clads

  2. S.D. Cal.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scald in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scald in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of scald

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Translations for scald

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • verbrühen, Verbrühung, brühenGerman
  • ζεματώGreek
  • quemadura, quemar, escaldadura, escaldarSpanish
  • ébouillanterFrench
  • leforrázHungarian
  • escaldarPortuguese
  • обжигать, обжечь, ошпарить, обваривать, ошпаривать, обваритьRussian
  • skållaSwedish

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