(noun, verb)


1. a surface burn

Similar word(s): singe

Definition categories: state, burn

2. a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues

Definition categories: state

3. a discoloration caused by heat

Definition categories: attribute, discoloration, stain


1. make very hot and dry

- The heat scorched the countryside

Similar word(s): sear

Definition categories: change, heat

2. become superficially burned

Similar word(s): sear, singe

Definition categories: change, burn, combust

3. destroy completely by or as if by fire

- The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes

- the invaders scorched the land

Definition categories: change, burn, fire

4. burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

- the flames scorched the ceiling

Similar word(s): blacken, char, sear

Definition categories: change, burn

5. become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions

- The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun

Definition categories: change, dry