Scald, n. A burn, or injury to the
skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam.
Scald, a. [For scalled. See
Scall.] 1. Affected with the scab;
2. Scurvy; paltry; as, scald
rhymers. [Obs.] Shak.
Scald crow (Zoöl.), the hooded
crow. [Ireland] -- Scald head (Med.),
a name popularly given to several diseases of the scalp
characterized by pustules (the dried discharge of which forms scales)
and by falling out of the hair.
Scald, n. Scurf on the head. See
Scald (skăld or skôld; 277),
n. [Icel. skāld.] One of the
ancient Scandinavian poets and historiographers; a reciter and singer
of heroic poems, eulogies, etc., among the Norsemen; more rarely, a
bard of any of the ancient Teutonic tribes. [Written also
A war song such as was of yore chanted on the field of
battle by the scalds of the yet heathen Saxons.
Sir W. Scott.
Scald (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Scalded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Scalding.] [OF. eschalder, eschauder,
escauder, F. échauder, fr. L. excaldare;
ex + caldus, calidus, warm, hot. See Ex, and
Caldron.] 1. To burn with hot liquid or
steam; to pain or injure by contact with, or immersion in, any hot
fluid; as, to scald the hand.
Mine own tears Shak.
Do scald like molten lead.
Here the blue flames of scalding brimstone
2. To expose to a boiling or violent heat over
a fire, or in hot water or other liquor; as, to scald milk or