What does scold mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scoldverb

    someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

  2. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastverb

    censure severely or angrily

    "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

  3. grouch, grumble, scoldverb

    show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

    "He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong"; "We grumbled about the increased work load"

Wiktionary

  1. scoldnoun

    A person fond of abusive language, in particular a troublesome and angry woman.

    Etymology: From Old Norse skald "poet". English since the 12th century.

  2. scoldverb

    To rebuke.

    Etymology: From Old Norse skald "poet". English since the 12th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scoldverb

    to find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely; -- often with at; as, to scold at a servant

    Etymology: [Akin to D. schelden, G. schelten, OHG. sceltan, Dan. skielde.]

  2. Scoldverb

    to chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity

    Etymology: [Akin to D. schelden, G. schelten, OHG. sceltan, Dan. skielde.]

  3. Scoldnoun

    one who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew

    Etymology: [Akin to D. schelden, G. schelten, OHG. sceltan, Dan. skielde.]

  4. Scoldnoun

    a scolding; a brawl

    Etymology: [Akin to D. schelden, G. schelten, OHG. sceltan, Dan. skielde.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scold

    skōld, v.i. to rail in a loud and violent manner: to find fault.—v.t. to chide rudely: to rebuke in words.—n. a rude, clamorous woman: a termagant.—ns. Scold′er; Scold′ing, railing: a rating; Scold′ing-stool, a cucking-stool. [Old Dut. scheldan; Ger. schelten, to brawl, to scold.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scold in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of scold in a Sentence

  1. Janjira Kaewmaram:

    Kru Ice is very nice, but if you are late with homework he will scold you.

  2. Salman Aziz:

    We live kind of society where people scold you for wearing crop clothes. But for their own pleasure and entertainment this society tears your clothes apart to see your naked body. Even the society forces you to strip down your clothes for their hidden satisfaction. But in front of all they just say you are so nasty.

  3. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We are not Europe's scapegoat, we are definitely not a country that Europe can point its finger at and scold. Instead of criticizing us, Europe should find a solution to increasing racism and Islamophobia.

  4. Lewis Baldwin:

    Democratic Socialist would eat pig feet out of a jar, coretta would often scold him for picking food out of the pots when she was cooking.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    I told Paul Ryan I got ta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right, because, I'm telling you, he didn't know anything about government... I wanted to scold him all the time.

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