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Definitions for singe
sɪndʒsinge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scorch, singeverb

    a surface burn

  2. singe, swingeverb

    burn superficially or lightly

    "I singed my eyebrows"

  3. scorch, sear, singeverb

    become superficially burned

    "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"

Wiktionary

  1. singenoun

    A burning of the surface; a slight burn.

    Etymology: From sengen, from sengan, sæncgan, from sangijanan, from senk-. Cognate with zengen, sengen, sangr.

  2. singeverb

    To burn slightly.

    Etymology: From sengen, from sengan, sæncgan, from sangijanan, from senk-. Cognate with zengen, sengen, sangr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Singeverb

    to burn slightly or superficially; to burn the surface of; to burn the ends or outside of; as, to singe the hair or the skin

    Etymology: [OE. sengen, AS. sengan in besengan (akin to D. zengen, G. sengen), originally, to cause to sing, fr. AS. singan to sing, in allusion to the singing or hissing sound often produced when a substance is singed, or slightly burned. See Sing.]

  2. Singeverb

    to remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it

    Etymology: [OE. sengen, AS. sengan in besengan (akin to D. zengen, G. sengen), originally, to cause to sing, fr. AS. singan to sing, in allusion to the singing or hissing sound often produced when a substance is singed, or slightly burned. See Sing.]

  3. Singeverb

    to remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken or the like) by passing it over a flame

    Etymology: [OE. sengen, AS. sengan in besengan (akin to D. zengen, G. sengen), originally, to cause to sing, fr. AS. singan to sing, in allusion to the singing or hissing sound often produced when a substance is singed, or slightly burned. See Sing.]

  4. Singenoun

    a burning of the surface; a slight burn

    Etymology: [OE. sengen, AS. sengan in besengan (akin to D. zengen, G. sengen), originally, to cause to sing, fr. AS. singan to sing, in allusion to the singing or hissing sound often produced when a substance is singed, or slightly burned. See Sing.]

Freebase

  1. Singe

    A singe is a slight scorching, burn or treatment with flame. This may be due to an accident, such as scorching one's hair when lighting a gas fire, or a deliberate method of treatment or removal of hair or other fibres.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Singe

    sinj, v.t. to burn on the surface: to scorch:—pr.p. singe′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. singed.—n. a burning of the surface: a slight burn.—Singed cat, a person who is better than he looks. [A.S. besengan, the causative of singan, to sing, from the singing noise produced by scorching.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of singe in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of singe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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