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Meaning of SCATHE

Pronunciation:  skeydh

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the act of damaging something or someone

SCATHE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: damage, harm, hurt
 See Also: burn, change of integrity, defacement, defloration, disfiguration, disfigurement, impairment, wound, wounding



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Scathe\ (sk[=a][th]; 277), Scath \Scath\ (sk[a^]th;
277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scathed} (sk[=a][th]d or
sk[a^]tht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scathing} (sk[=a][th]"[i^]ng or
sk[a^]th"-).] [Icel. ska[eth]a; akin to AS. scea[eth]an,
sce[eth][eth]an, Dan. skade, Sw. skada, D. & G. schaden, OHG.
scad[=o]n, Goth. ska[thorn]jan.]
To do harm to; to injure; to damage; to waste; to destroy.

      As when heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks or
      mountain pines.                          --Milton.

      Strokes of calamity that scathe and scorch the soul.
                                               --W. Irving.