a whip or lash, especially for the infliction of punishment or torture.
a person or thing that applies or administers punishment or severe criticism.
a cause of affliction or calamity:
Disease and famine are scourges of humanity.
verb (used with object), scourged, scourging.
to whip with a scourge; lash.
to punish, chastise, or criticize severely.
a person who harasses, punishes, or causes destruction
a means of inflicting punishment or suffering
a whip used for inflicting punishment or torture
to whip; flog
to punish severely
(1 Kings 12:11). Variously administered. In no case were the stripes to exceed forty (Deut. 25:3; comp. 2 Cor. 11:24). In the time of the apostles, in consequence of the passing of what was called the Porcian law, no Roman citizen could be scourged in any case (Acts 16:22-37). (See BASTINADO.) In the scourging of our Lord (Matt. 27:26; Mark 15:15) the words of prophecy (Isa. 53:5) were fulfilled.
verb (used with object) 1. to remove dirt, grease, etc., from or to cleanse or polish by hard rubbing, as with a rough or abrasive material: to scour pots and pans. 2. to remove (dirt, grease, etc.) from something by hard rubbing: to scour grease from pots and pans. 3. to clear or dig out […]
noun 1. a small pad, as of steel wool or plastic mesh, used for scouring pots, pans, etc.
noun 1. any of certain horsetails, especially Equisetum hyemale, used for scouring and polishing. scouring rush noun 1. any of several horsetails, esp Equisetum hyemale, that have rough-ridged stems and were formerly used for scouring and polishing
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. dirt or refuse removed by scouring. 2. refuse removed from grain. plural noun 1. the residue left after cleaning grain 2. residue that remains after scouring