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Meaning of SCALD

Pronunciation:  skold

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of burning with steam or hot water
  2. [n]  a burn cause by hot liquid or steam
  3. [v]  burn with a hot liquid
 

SCALD is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: burn, burn, burn

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Scald\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scalded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Scalding}.] [OF. eschalder, eschauder, escauder, F.
    ['e]chauder, fr. L. excaldare; ex + caldus, calidus, warm,
    hot. See {Ex}, and {Caldron}.]
    1. 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.
    
             Mine own tears Do scald like molten lead. --Shak.
    
             Here the blue flames of scalding brimstone fall.
                                                   --Cowley.
    
    2. To expose to a boiling or violent heat over a fire, or in
       hot water or other liquor; as, to scald milk or meat.
    
    
  2. \Scald\, n.
    A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid,
    or by steam.
    
    
  3. \Scald\, a. [For scalled. See {Scall}.]
    1. Affected with the scab; scabby. --Shak.
    
    2. Scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    {Scald crow} (Zo["o]l.), the hooded crow. [Ireland]
    
    {Scald head} (Med.), a name popularly given to several
       diseases of the scalp characterized by pustules (the dried
       discharge of which forms scales) and by falling out of the
       hair.
    
    
  4. \Scald\, n.
    Scurf on the head. See {Scall}. --Spenser.
    
    
  5. \Scald\ (sk[a^]ld or sk[add]ld; 277), n. [Icel. sk[=a]ld.]
    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. [Written also {skald}.]
    
          A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of
          battle by the scalds of the yet heathen Saxons. --Sir
                                                   W. Scott.
    
    
 

 

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