Definitions for scorch
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scorch.
a surface burn
a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
a discoloration caused by heat
make very hot and dry
"The heat scorched the countryside"
scorch, sear, singeverb
become superficially burned
"my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"
destroy completely by or as if by fire
"The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land"
char, blacken, sear, scorchverb
burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
"The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling"
become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions
"The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"
A slight or surface burn.
A discolouration caused by heat.
Brown discoloration on the leaves of plants caused by heat, lack of water or by fungi.
To burn the surface of something so as to discolour it
To wither, parch or destroy something by heat or fire, especially to make land or buildings unusable to an enemy
To become scorched or singed
To move at high speed (so as to leave scorch marks on the ground)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: scorcned , Saxon, burnt
Fire scorcheth in frosty weather. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.
The ladies gasp’d, and scarcely cou’d respire;
The breath they drew, no longer air, but fire;
The fainty knights were scorch’d. Dryden.
Power was given to scorch men with fire. Rev. xvi. 8.
The same that left thee by the cooling stream,
Safe from sun’s heat; but scorch’d with beauty’s beam. Edward Fairfax.
You look with such contempt on pain,
That languishing you conquer more:
So lightnings which in storms appear,
Scorch more than when the skies are clear. Edmund Waller.
The same beams that shine, scorch too. South.
And, like a giddy bird in dead of night,
Fly round the fire that scorches me to death. Dryden.
He from whom the nations should receive
Justice and freedom, lies himself a slave;
Tortur’d by cruel change of wild desires,
Lash’d by mad rage, and scorch’d by brutal fires. Matthew Prior.
To be burnt superficially; to be dried up.
To see the chariot of the sun
So near the scorching country run. Wentworth Dillon.
The love was made in Autumn, and the hunting followed properly, when the heats of that scorching country were declining. Dryden.
Scatter a little mungy straw or fern amongst your seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorching, and to receive the moisture that falls. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
to burn superficially; to parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; to subject to so much heat as changes color and texture without consuming; as, to scorch linen
to affect painfully with heat, or as with heat; to dry up with heat; to affect as by heat
to burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire
to be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up
to burn or be burnt
Etymology: [OE. scorchen, probably akin to scorcnen; cf. Norw. skrokken shrunk up, skrekka, skrkka, to shrink, to become wrinkled up, dial. Sw. skrkkla to wrinkle (see Shrug); but perhaps influenced by OF. escorchier to strip the bark from, to flay, to skin, F. corcher, LL. excorticare; L. ex from + cortex, -icis, bark (cf. Cork); because the skin falls off when scorched.]
Scorch is a character appearing in DC Comics.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skorch, v.t. to burn slightly: to roast highly: to affect painfully with heat: to singe: to attack with virulence.—v.i. to be burned on the surface: to be dried up: (slang) to ride a bicycle furiously on a public highway.—ns. Scorched′-car′pet, -wing, British geometrid moths; Scorch′er, anything that scorches, a very caustic rebuke, criticism, &c.: one who rides a bicycle furiously on a road; Scorch′ing.—p.adj. burning superficially: bitterly sarcastic, scathing.—adv. Scorch′ingly.—n. Scorch′ingness. [O. Fr. escorcher, from Low L. excorticare—L. ex, off, cortex, corticis, bark; or prob. Scand., Norw. skrekka, to shrink.]
The numerical value of scorch in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of scorch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
That ready wit, which you so partially allow me, ... may create many admirers; but, take my word for it, it makes few friends. It shines and dazzles like the noonday sun, but, like that, too, it is very apt to scorch, and therefore is always feared. The milder morning and evening light and heat of that planet soothe and calm our minds. Never seek for wit; if it present itself, well and good; but even then, let your judgement interpose, and take care that it be not at the expense of anybody.
Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
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- korventaa, korventua, paahtaa, kärventyä, paahtua, kärventää, kärventymä, polttaaFinnish
- strinatura, bruciatura, incenerire, scottarsi, incendiare, imbrunimento, bruciacchiatura, bruciare, bruciacchiare, fare tabula rasa, ardere, scottareItalian
- verschroeien, verzengen, schroeienDutch
- вы́жечь, выжига́ть, обже́чь, опаля́ться, опаля́ть, опали́ть, вы́гореть, ожо́г, обжига́ть, спали́ть, выгора́ть, опали́ться, пали́тьRussian
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