Scratch


Scratch

Scratch may refer to:

Music

Recordings

* "Scratch" (album), by Kaela Kimura
* "Scratch" (soundtrack), the soundtrack to the film "Scratch"
* "Peter Gabriel" (1978 album), a self-titled album often referred to as "Scratch"
* "Scratch," a song by Morphine on the album "Yes"

Artists

* Scratch (musician), American hip-hop artist
* Scratch Orchestra, an experimental musical ensemble
* Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican reggae and dub artist
* Scratch band, a band that plays fungi music

Techniques

* Scratching, moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable
* The technique of playing dampened guitar strings

Other media and entertainment

* "Scratch" (2001 film), a documentary about disc jockeys and hip-hop culture
* "Scratch" (2005 film), a short film directed by Julia Solomonoff
* "Scratch" (magazine), a hip-hop magazine
* Scratch (robot), a fictional character in the TV show "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog"
* "Scratches" (video game)

Other usage

* Scratch programming language
* Scratching (street art), a variation of graffiti
* Scratch golfer, a golfer with a handicap of zero
* Mud fever, an infection found in horses
* A response to an itch
* A term in cue sports, such as pool
* A software system used for color grading
* A term used in sporting events to describe the deviation of what was scheduled. Most often used in Horse racing to describe horses who cannot run but were scheduled to.


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  • scratch — [ skratʃ ] adj. inv. • 1854; mot angl. « rail, ligne de départ » ♦ Anglic. Autom. Temps, classement scratch : meilleur temps ou classement toutes catégories. ● scratch adjectif invariable (anglais scratch, marque) Au golf, se dit d un joueur qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Scratch — Scratch, скретч: Скретч  звуковой эффект, получаемый ручным продёргиванием звуковой дорожки грампластинки или магнитной ленты при воспроизведении; также, звуковой эффект при игре на гитаре, получаемый при скольжении по обмотке струн пальцев… …   Википедия

  • scratch — ► VERB 1) make a long mark or wound on (a surface) with something sharp or pointed. 2) rub (a part of one s body) with one s fingernails to relieve itching. 3) (of a bird or mammal) rake the ground with the beak or claws in search of food. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • scratch — [skrach] vt. [LME scracchen, prob. altered < scratten, to scratch, based on cracchen < or akin to MDu cratsen, to scratch < IE base * gred > Alb gërüj, (I) scratch] 1. to mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something… …   English World dictionary

  • Scratch — Scratch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scratched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scratching}.] [OE. cracchen (perhaps influenced by OE. scratten to scratch); cf. OHG. chrazz[=o]n, G. kratzen, OD. kratsen, kretsen, D. krassen, Sw. kratsa to scrape, kratta to rake, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scratch — Scratch, n. 1. A break in the surface of a thing made by scratching, or by rubbing with anything pointed or rough; a slight wound, mark, furrow, or incision. [1913 Webster] The coarse file . . . makes deep scratches in the work. Moxon. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scratch — (engl.: Kratzer, Schramme) bezeichnet: Scratchen oder Scratching, das bewegen einer Schallplatte durch einen DJ Scratch (Bahnradsport), eine Disziplin im Bahnradsport Scratch (Programmiersprache), eine visuelle Programmiersprache Scratch building …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • scratch — scratch; scratch·able; scratch·brush·er; scratch·er; scratch·i·ly; scratch·i·ness; scratch·ings; scratch·less; …   English syllables

  • Scratch — Scratch, a. Made, done, or happening by chance; arranged with little or no preparation; determined by circumstances; haphazard; as, a scratch team; a scratch crew for a boat race; a scratch shot in billiards. [Slang] [1913 Webster] {Scratch race} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scratch — [skrætʃ] <Adv.> [engl., zu scratch = hinterste Startlinie bei Handicaprennen] (Golf): ohne Vorgabe: er spielt s. * * * Scratch   [englisch/amerikanisch, skrætʃ; wörtlich »zerkratzen, streichen«], 1) kurzer, sofort abgedämpfter… …   Universal-Lexikon