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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed 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) [1]

VerbEdit

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
    • 1605, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of King Lear, IV. vii. 48:
      Mine own tears / Do scald like molten lead.
    • (Can we date this quote by Cowley and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Here the blue flames of scalding brimstone fall.
  2. (cooking) To heat almost to boiling.
    Scald the milk until little bubbles form.
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NounEdit

scald (plural scalds)

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

Alteration of scall or scalled.

NounEdit

scald (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Scaliness; a scabby skin disease.

AdjectiveEdit

scald (comparative more scald, superlative most scald)

  1. (obsolete) Affected with the scab; scabby.
  2. (obsolete) Paltry; worthless.
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

scald (plural scalds)

  1. Alternative form of skald

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for scald in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ scald” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

scald

  1. first-person singular present indicative of scălda
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of scălda