What does scald mean?

Definitions for scald
skɔld, skɑldscald

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scaldnoun

    a burn cause by hot liquid or steam

  2. scaldverb

    the act of burning with steam or hot water

  3. blister, scald, whipverb

    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. scaldverb

    treat with boiling water

    "scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled"

  5. scaldverb

    heat to the boiling point

    "scald the milk"

  6. scaldverb

    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. Scaldverb

    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

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

  2. Scaldverb

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

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

  3. Scaldnoun

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

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

  4. Scaldadjective

    affected with the scab; scabby

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

  5. Scaldadjective

    scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers

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

  6. Scaldnoun

    scurf on the head. See Scall

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

  7. Scaldnoun

    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

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

Freebase

  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.]

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Numerology

  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

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

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