scald

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French escalder (Old French eschalder, French échauder), from Late Latin excaldare (bathe in hot water), from Latin ex- (off, out) + calidus (hot) from whence English calorie.[1]

Verb[edit]

scald (third-person singular simple present scalds, present participle scalding, simple past and past participle scalded)

  1. To burn with hot liquid.
    to scald the hand
  2. (cooking) To heat almost to boiling.
    Scald the milk until little bubbles form.
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Noun[edit]

scald (plural scalds)

  1. A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by hot liquid or steam.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of scall.

Noun[edit]

scald (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Scaliness; a scabby skin disease.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.vii:
      Her craftie head was altogether bald, / And as in hate of honorable eld, / Was ouergrowne with scurfe and filthy scald [...].
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Some heale Horses, some cure men, some the plague, some the scald [transl. teigne], some the cough, some one kinde of scab, and some another [...].

Adjective[edit]

scald (comparative more scald, superlative most scald)

  1. (obsolete) Affected with the scab; scabby.
  2. (obsolete) Paltry; worthless.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

scald (plural scalds)

  1. Alternative form of skald.
    A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of battle by the scalds of the yet heathen Saxons. — Sir Walter Scott.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ scald” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Romanian[edit]

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Verb[edit]

scald

  1. first-person singular present tense form of scălda.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of scălda.