burning; very hot.
caustic or scathing:
a scorching denunciation.
verb (used with object)
to affect the color, taste, etc., of by burning slightly:
The collar of the shirt was yellow where the iron had scorched it.
to parch or shrivel with heat:
The sun scorched the grass.
to criticize severely.
Machinery. burn1 (def 31).
to destroy (crops, towns, etc.) by or as if by fire in the path of an invading army’s advance.
verb (used without object)
to become scorched:
Milk scorches easily.
Informal. to travel or drive at high speed:
The car scorched along the highway.
a superficial burn.
to burn or become burnt, so as to affect the colour, taste, etc, or to cause or feel pain
to wither or parch or cause to wither from exposure to heat
(intransitive) (informal) to be very hot: it is scorching outside
(transitive) (informal) to criticize harshly
(intransitive) (Brit, slang) to drive or ride very fast
a slight burn
a mark caused by the application of too great heat
(horticulture) a mark or series of marks on fruit, vegetables, etc, caused by pests or insecticides
noun, plural scordature [skawr-duh-too r-ey; Italian skawr-dah-too-re] /ˌskɔr dəˈtʊər eɪ; Italian ˌskɔr dɑˈtu rɛ/ (Show IPA), scordaturas. Music. 1. the tuning of a stringed instrument in other than the usual way to facilitate the playing of certain compositions.
scordinema scor·di·ne·ma (skôr’də-nē’mə) n. An early symptom of an infectious disease marked by heaviness of the head with yawning and stretching.
noun, plural scores, score for 11. 1. the record of points or strokes made by the competitors in a game or match. 2. the total points or strokes made by one side, individual, play, game, etc. 3. an act or instance of making or earning a point or points. 4. Education, Psychology. the performance of […]
noun 1. a large, usually rectangular board in a ballpark, sports arena, or the like, that shows the score of a contest and often other relevant facts and figures, as the count of balls and strikes on a baseball batter. noun 1. (sport) a board for displaying the score of a game or match