Scath
Scathe Scathe (sk[=a][th]; 277), Scath Scath (sk[a^]th; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scathed} (sk[=a][th]d or sk[a^]tht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scathing} (sk[=a][th]"[i^]ng or sk[a^]th"-).] [Icel. ska[eth]a; akin to AS. scea[eth]an, sce[eth][eth]an, Dan. skade, Sw. skada, D. & G. schaden, OHG. scad[=o]n, Goth. ska[thorn]jan.] To do harm to; to injure; to damage; to waste; to destroy. [1913 Webster]

As when heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks or mountain pines. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Strokes of calamity that scathe and scorch the soul. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scath — (sk[a^]th; 277), n. [Icel. ska[eth]i; akin to Dan. skade, Sw. skada, AS. scea[eth]a, sca[eth]a, foe, injurer, OS. ska[eth]o, D. schade, harm, injury, OHG. scade, G. schade, schaden; cf. Gr. askhqh s unharmed. Cf. {Scathe}, v.] Harm; damage;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scath — scath; scath·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • scath — I. noun see scathe I II. transitive verb see scathe II * * * scath «skath», transitive verb, noun. Dialect. scathe …   Useful english dictionary

  • scath — v. a.; (also scathe) Injure, harm, blast, destroy, damage, waste …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scath´ing|ly — scath|ing «SKAY thihng», adjective. bitterly severe; withering: »a scathing remark, scathing criticism. SYNONYM(S): stinging. –scath´ing|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • scath|ing — «SKAY thihng», adjective. bitterly severe; withering: »a scathing remark, scathing criticism. SYNONYM(S): stinging. –scath´ing|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • scath·ing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • scathe — Scath Scath (sk[a^]th; 277), n. [Icel. ska[eth]i; akin to Dan. skade, Sw. skada, AS. scea[eth]a, sca[eth]a, foe, injurer, OS. ska[eth]o, D. schade, harm, injury, OHG. scade, G. schade, schaden; cf. Gr. askhqh s unharmed. Cf. {Scathe}, v.] Harm;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scathing — scath|ing [ skeıðıŋ ] adjective criticizing someone or something in a very strong way: The committee s report is quite scathing. scathing attack/comment/remark: He launched another scathing attack against the press. ╾ scath|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scathing — scath•ing [[t]ˈskeɪ ðɪŋ[/t]] adj. bitterly severe: a scathing remark[/ex] • Etymology: 1785–95 scath′ing•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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