(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (obsolete) Affected with the scab; scabby.

2. (obsolete) Paltry; worthless.


1. a burn cause by hot liquid or steam

Definition categories: state, burn

2. the act of burning with steam or hot water

Definition categories: act, burn

Sentences with scald as a noun:

- 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.


1. subject to harsh criticism

Similar word(s): blister, whip

Definition categories: communication, assail, assault, attack, round, snipe

2. treat with boiling water

- scald tomatoes so that they can be peeled

Definition categories: change, process, treat

3. heat to the boiling point

- scald the milk

Definition categories: change, heat

4. burn with a hot liquid or steam

- She scalded her hands when she turned on the faucet and hot water came out

Definition categories: change, burn

Sentences with scald as a verb:

- to scald the hand

- Scald the milk until little bubbles form.