What does scourge mean?

Definitions for scourge
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scourge, flagellum(noun)

    a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

  2. bane, curse, scourge, nemesis(noun)

    something causing misery or death

    "the bane of my life"

  3. terror, scourge, threat(verb)

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

  4. scourge(verb)

    punish severely; excoriate

  5. flagellate, scourge(verb)

    whip

    "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

  6. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge(verb)

    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

    "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

Wiktionary

  1. scourge(Noun)

    A persistent pest, illness, or source of trouble, (figurative) cause of suffering to people.

    Graffiti is the scourge of building owners everywhere.

    Etymology: From Old French escorgier, from Vulgar Latin excorrigiāre, consisting of ex- + corrigia

  2. scourge(Noun)

    A whip often of leather.

    He flogged him with a scourge.

    Etymology: From Old French escorgier, from Vulgar Latin excorrigiāre, consisting of ex- + corrigia

  3. scourge(Verb)

    To strike with a scourge.

    Etymology: From Old French escorgier, from Vulgar Latin excorrigiāre, consisting of ex- + corrigia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scourge(noun)

    a lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of punishment or discipline; a whip

    Etymology: [From Scourge, n.: cf. OF. escorgier.]

  2. Scourge(noun)

    hence, a means of inflicting punishment, vengeance, or suffering; an infliction of affliction; a punishment

    Etymology: [From Scourge, n.: cf. OF. escorgier.]

  3. Scourge(noun)

    to whip severely; to lash

    Etymology: [From Scourge, n.: cf. OF. escorgier.]

  4. Scourge(noun)

    to punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction

    Etymology: [From Scourge, n.: cf. OF. escorgier.]

  5. Scourge(noun)

    to harass or afflict severely

    Etymology: [From Scourge, n.: cf. OF. escorgier.]

Freebase

  1. Scourge

    A scourge is a whip or lash, especially a multi-thong type, used to inflict severe corporal punishment or self-mortification on the back.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scourge

    skurj, n. a whip made of leather thongs: an instrument of punishment: a punishment: means of punishment.—v.t. to whip severely: to punish in order to correct.—n. Scour′ger, a flagellant. [O. Fr. escorgie (Fr. écourgée)—L. (scutia) excoriata, (a whip) made of leather—corium, leather.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. scourge

    A name of the boatswain's cat.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scourge in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scourge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of scourge in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism, we can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world.

  2. Jim Carroll:

    Our No. 1 goal is to save American lives, and this comprehensive plan reaffirms President Trump's commitment to addressing the opioid crisis aggressively and in partnership with our partners across the nation, we must be relentless in our efforts to tackle the scourge of addiction that has affected so many families and communities across the United States. The Strategy builds upon our current whole-of-government approach that educates Americans about the dangers of drug abuse, ensures those struggling with addiction get the help they need, and stops the flow of illegal drugs across our borders.

  3. Tony Thomas:

    We are combating this scourge across the Department of Defense, we are keenly focused on preventing suicides.

  4. Lucretius:

    Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.

  5. Avery Gardiner:

    Brady Campaign is immediately obvious to anyone who looks at this issue that 3D-printed guns are nothing short of a menace to society, and we are thrilled that the court ruled in this manner, the efforts of these attorneys general throughout the nation have helped strike a powerful blow against the scourge of 3D-printed guns, but we know this fight is not yet over. We will continue to do everything in our power to make sure that this temporary halt in publication becomes a permanent one.

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