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scalp

 (skălp)
n.
1. The skin covering the top of the human head.
2. A portion of this skin with its attached hair, cut from a body especially as a battle trophy or as proof in claiming a bounty.
3. A piece of hide from the skull of certain animals, such as the fox, shown as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty.
v. scalped, scalp·ing, scalps
v.tr.
1. To cut or tear the scalp from.
2. To deprive of top growth or a top layer: land scalped by strip miners.
3. To resell at a price higher than the established value: scalping tickets to the baseball game.
4. To buy and sell (securities or commodities) in order to make small quick profits.
v.intr.
1. To engage in the reselling of something, such as tickets, at a price higher than the established value.
2. To buy and sell securities or commodities for small quick profits.

[Middle English, top of the head, of Scandinavian origin; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

scalp′er n.

scalp

(skælp)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy the skin and subcutaneous tissue covering the top of the head
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) (among North American Indians) a part of this removed as a trophy from a slain enemy
3. a trophy or token signifying conquest
4. (Hunting) hunting chiefly US a piece of hide cut from the head of a victim as a trophy or as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty
5. (Commerce) informal chiefly US a small speculative profit taken in quick transactions
6. (Physical Geography) dialect Scot a projection of bare rock from vegetation
vb (tr)
7. to cut the scalp from
8. (Stock Exchange) informal chiefly US to purchase and resell (securities) quickly so as to make several small profits
9. informal to buy (tickets) cheaply and resell at an inflated price
[C13: probably from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse skalpr sheath, Middle Dutch schelpe, Danish skalp husk]
ˈscalper n

scalp

(skælp)

n.
1. the skin of the upper part of the head, usu. covered with hair.
2. a part of the human scalp taken from the head of an enemy as a sign of victory.
3. any token of victory.
v.t.
4. to cut or tear the scalp from.
5.
a. to resell at inflated prices: to scalp tickets.
b. to buy and sell (stocks) for quick profit.
v.i.
6. to scalp tickets, stocks, or the like.
[1250–1300; Middle English (north), perhaps < Old Norse skālpr sheath]
scalp′er, n.

Scalp

 an oyster colony or a mussel bed, 1521.
Examples: mussel scalp; 1557; oyster scalps, 1862.

scalp


Past participle: scalped
Gerund: scalping

Imperative
scalp
scalp
Present
I scalp
you scalp
he/she/it scalps
we scalp
you scalp
they scalp
Preterite
I scalped
you scalped
he/she/it scalped
we scalped
you scalped
they scalped
Present Continuous
I am scalping
you are scalping
he/she/it is scalping
we are scalping
you are scalping
they are scalping
Present Perfect
I have scalped
you have scalped
he/she/it has scalped
we have scalped
you have scalped
they have scalped
Past Continuous
I was scalping
you were scalping
he/she/it was scalping
we were scalping
you were scalping
they were scalping
Past Perfect
I had scalped
you had scalped
he/she/it had scalped
we had scalped
you had scalped
they had scalped
Future
I will scalp
you will scalp
he/she/it will scalp
we will scalp
you will scalp
they will scalp
Future Perfect
I will have scalped
you will have scalped
he/she/it will have scalped
we will have scalped
you will have scalped
they will have scalped
Future Continuous
I will be scalping
you will be scalping
he/she/it will be scalping
we will be scalping
you will be scalping
they will be scalping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scalping
you have been scalping
he/she/it has been scalping
we have been scalping
you have been scalping
they have been scalping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scalping
you will have been scalping
he/she/it will have been scalping
we will have been scalping
you will have been scalping
they will have been scalping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scalping
you had been scalping
he/she/it had been scalping
we had been scalping
you had been scalping
they had been scalping
Conditional
I would scalp
you would scalp
he/she/it would scalp
we would scalp
you would scalp
they would scalp
Past Conditional
I would have scalped
you would have scalped
he/she/it would have scalped
we would have scalped
you would have scalped
they would have scalped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scalp - the skin that covers the top of the headscalp - the skin that covers the top of the head; "they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
human head - the head of a human being
Verb1.scalp - sell illegally, as on the black market
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
2.scalp - remove the scalp of; "The enemies were scalped"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
lift - remove (hair) by scalping

scalp

verb
Slang. To exploit (another) by charging too much for something:
Idioms: make someone pay through the nose, take someone for a ride , take someone to the cleaners .
Translations
جِلْد رأسفَرْوَة الرأْسيَسْلَخ جِلْدَة الرأْس
skalpovatkůže na temeni hlavyskalp
hovedbundskalpskalpere
fejbõrmegskalpolskalp
hársvörîurhöfuîleîurskera höfuîleîur af
galvos odanuskalpuotiskalpas
galvas matainā daļanoskalpētskalpētskalps
couro cabeludoescalpelar
koža na temene hlavyskalpskalpovať
lasišče
hjässa
kafa derisikafatası derisikafatasını yüzmek

scalp

[skælp]
A. Ncuero m cabelludo; (as trophy) → cabellera f
to demand sb's scalp (fig) → exigir la cabeza de algn
B. VT
1. (lit) → arrancar la cabellera de
he'll scalp you if he finds out!¡si se entera, te arranca la cabellera!
2. (US) [+ tickets] → revender
C. VI (US) → revender

scalp

[ˈskælp]
ncuir m chevelu
vtscalper

scalp

nKopfhaut f; (= American Indian trophy)Skalp m; (Sport etc) → Trophäe f; she’ll not have my scalp quite so easilyso leicht wird sie mich nicht besiegen; to be after somebody’s scalp (fig)jdn fertigmachen wollen (inf)
vtskalpieren; (hum, barber) → kahl scheren (hum); you’ve really been scalped (hum)du bist wohl die Treppe runtergefallen (inf)

scalp

[skælp]
1. ncuoio capelluto; (as trophy) → scalpo
2. vtscotennare (Am) (Stock Exchange) → speculare in Borsa

scalp

(skӕlp) noun
1. the skin of the part of the head usually covered by hair. Rub the shampoo well into your scalp.
2. the skin and hair of the top of the head. Some North American Indians used to cut the scalps from their prisoners.
verb
to cut the scalp from. The Indians killed and scalped him.

scalp

n. cuero cabelludo;
___ dermatosesdermatosis del ___.

scalp

n cuero cabelludo
References in classic literature ?
If he is, and spouts a whole lot of that bone-dry stuff about the ancient Mayan civilization and their antiquities, with side lights on how the old-time Indians used to scalp their enemies, I'm going to the moving pictures
The North American warrior caused the hair to be plucked from his whole body; a small tuft was left on the crown of his head, in order that his enemy might avail himself of it, in wrenching off the scalp in the event of his fall.
In a field, near Lexington, an Indian shot a man, and running to scalp him, was himself shot from the fort, and fell dead upon his enemy.
Faku crooked his arm and let the axe curl downwards, so that its keen edge smote Umslopogaas upon the head, severing his man's ring and the scalp beneath.
By the bald scalp of Abraham,'' said Prince John, ``yonder Jewess must be the very model of that perfection, whose charms drove frantic the wisest king that ever lived
The sharp point laid bare a deep gash upon his scalp and must certainly have killed him if it had come closer.
Again his spine tingled and the short hairs lifted at the nape of his neck and along the top of his scalp.
But suppose the Hindoos or Indians pull up the rails," replied Stuart; "suppose they stop the trains, pillage the luggage-vans, and scalp the passengers
The little blistering voices of pain that had called out from his scalp were, he thought, definite in their expression of danger.
The only human being that crossed their path was a Kansas warrior, returning from some solitary expedition of bravado or revenge, bearing a Pawnee scalp as a trophy.
The two long scalp locks were twisted up into balls upon the crown of the head in the same way that the individual had worn them during fife.
were clotted with fragments of the flesh of the scalp - sure token of the prodigious power which had been exerted in uprooting perhaps half a million of hairs at a time.