(noun, verb)


1. a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation

- he has a bad case of the itch

Similar word(s): scabies

Definition categories: state, infection

2. a strong restless desire

Similar word(s): urge

Definition categories: feeling, desire

3. an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch

Similar word(s): itchiness, itching

Definition categories: thought


1. scrape or rub as if to relieve itching

Similar word(s): rub, scratch

Definition categories: perception, irritate

2. have or perceive an itch

- I'm itching--the air is so dry!

Definition categories: perception, ache, hurt, smart

3. cause to perceive an itch

- his skin itched

Definition categories: perception

4. have a strong desire or urge to do something

- She is itching to start the project

Similar word(s): spoil

Definition categories: emotion, desire, want

Sentences with itch as a verb:

- He started learning to drive and he has been itching for opportunities to practice ever since.