Definition of Scathe

1. Noun. The act of damaging something or someone.

Exact synonyms: Damage, Harm, Hurt
Generic synonyms: Change Of Integrity
Specialized synonyms: Impairment, Defacement, Disfiguration, Disfigurement, Wound, Wounding, Burn, Defloration
Derivative terms: Damage, Harm



Definition of Scathe

1. v. t. To do harm to; to injure; to damage; to waste; to destroy.

Definition of Scathe

1. Verb. (archaic) To injure. ¹

2. Noun. Harm; damage; injury; hurt; misfortune. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scathe

1. to criticize severely [v SCATHED, SCATHING, SCATHES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scathe

scarths
scarting
scarts
scarus
scarved
scarves
scary
scat singing
scatback
scatbacks
scatch
scatches
scatemia
scath
scathe (current term)
scathed
scatheless
scathes
scathful
scathfulness
scathing
scathingly
scathingness
scathless
scaths
scatole
scatoles
scatolia

Literary usage of Scathe

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1853)
"Ward, an he the sayd John scathe, to haue them after the ... to Anne scathe, dau. of Elisebeth Hiller, £5 too yere After my desease ; vnto William Heley, ..."

2. An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes by John Bellenden Ker (1837)
"Hence also schaeden, to injure, the same word with our to scathe. ... A gode wife there was also beside Bathe Thei would eft sonis do you scathe ..."

3. Lailí and Majnún: A Poem from the Original Persian of Nazámi by Niẓāmī Ganjavī, James Atkinson (1836)
"630 Keep it from woman's scathe, and still Obedient to thy own free will, And mindful of a parent's voice, Make him, and not thy foes, rejoice. ..."

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