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singe

 (sĭnj)
tr.v. singed, singe·ing, sing·es
1. To burn superficially; scorch.
2. To burn off the feathers or bristles of (a carcass of a bird or animal) by subjecting briefly to flame. See Synonyms at burn1.
3. To burn the ends of (hair, for example).
4. To burn the nap from (cloth) in manufacturing.
n.
A slight or surface burn; a scorch.

[Middle English sengen, from Old English sengan.]

singe

(sɪndʒ)
vb, singes, singeing or singed
1. to burn or be burnt superficially; scorch: to singe one's clothes.
2. (tr) to burn the ends of (hair, etc)
3. (Agriculture) (tr) to expose (a carcass) to flame to remove bristles or hair
n
(Pathology) a superficial burn
[Old English sengan; related to Middle High German sengen to singe, Dutch sengel spark, Norwegian sengla to smell of burning, Swedish sjängla to singe, Icelandic sāngr]

singe

(sɪndʒ)

v. singed, singe•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to burn superficially or slightly; scorch.
2. to burn the ends, nap, or the like, of (hair, cloth, etc.).
3. to subject (a carcass) to flame in order to remove hair, bristles, feathers, etc.
n.
4. a superficial burn.
5. the act of singeing.
[before 1000; Middle English sengen (v.), Old English sencgan, c. Old Frisian senga, Old Saxon -sengian, Middle High German sengen; akin to Old Norse sangr singed, burnt]
singe′ing•ly, adv.

singe


Past participle: singed
Gerund: singeing

Imperative
singe
singe
Present
I singe
you singe
he/she/it singes
we singe
you singe
they singe
Preterite
I singed
you singed
he/she/it singed
we singed
you singed
they singed
Present Continuous
I am singeing
you are singeing
he/she/it is singeing
we are singeing
you are singeing
they are singeing
Present Perfect
I have singed
you have singed
he/she/it has singed
we have singed
you have singed
they have singed
Past Continuous
I was singeing
you were singeing
he/she/it was singeing
we were singeing
you were singeing
they were singeing
Past Perfect
I had singed
you had singed
he/she/it had singed
we had singed
you had singed
they had singed
Future
I will singe
you will singe
he/she/it will singe
we will singe
you will singe
they will singe
Future Perfect
I will have singed
you will have singed
he/she/it will have singed
we will have singed
you will have singed
they will have singed
Future Continuous
I will be singeing
you will be singeing
he/she/it will be singeing
we will be singeing
you will be singeing
they will be singeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been singeing
you have been singeing
he/she/it has been singeing
we have been singeing
you have been singeing
they have been singeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been singeing
you will have been singeing
he/she/it will have been singeing
we will have been singeing
you will have been singeing
they will have been singeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been singeing
you had been singeing
he/she/it had been singeing
we had been singeing
you had been singeing
they had been singeing
Conditional
I would singe
you would singe
he/she/it would singe
we would singe
you would singe
they would singe
Past Conditional
I would have singed
you would have singed
he/she/it would have singed
we would have singed
you would have singed
they would have singed

singe

To brown or color by applying heat to the surface.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.singe - a surface burnsinge - a surface burn      
burn - an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
Verb1.singe - burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows"
blacken, char, sear, scorch - burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling"
2.singe - become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"
burn, combust - undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"

singe

verb burn, sear, scorch, char, blacken Her hair was singed and her anorak was burnt.

singe

verb
To undergo or cause to undergo damage by or as if by fire:
noun
Damage or a damaged substance that results from burning:
Translations
يَحْرِق
opálitpřipálit
svide
svíîa
nusvilintipradegintipradegtisvilinti
apsvilināt
pripáliť
alazlamak

singe

[sɪndʒ]
A. VT (gen) → chamuscar, quemar; [+ hair] → quemar las puntas de
B. N (also singe mark) → quemadura f

singe

[ˈsɪndʒ] vt [+ hair, fur] → roussir; [+ flesh] → brûler

singe

vtsengen; clothes alsoversengen; (slightly) → ansengen; hairs, eyebrowsabsengen
n (on clothes etc) → versengte/angesengte Stelle; there’s a slight singe on the sleeveder Ärmel ist leicht angesengt

singe

[sɪndʒ] vtbruciacchiare

singe

(sindʒ) present participle ˈsingeing: past tense, past participle singed verb
to (cause to) burn on the surface; to scorch. She singed her dress by pressing it with too hot an iron.
References in classic literature ?
But so have I seen little Miriam and Martha, laughing-eyed elves, heedlessly gambol around their old sire; sporting with the circle of singed locks which grew on the marge of that burnt-out crater of his brain.
I reckon you're a kind of a singed cat, as the saying is -- better'n you look.
One said she lived in the South Foreland Light, and had singed her whiskers by doing so; another, that she was made fast to the great buoy outside the harbour, and could only be visited at half-tide; a third, that she was locked up in Maidstone jail for child-stealing; a fourth, that she was seen to mount a broom in the last high wind, and make direct for Calais.
Old Orlick felt that the situation admitted of nothing less than coming on, and was on his defence straightway; so, without so much as pulling off their singed and burnt aprons, they went at one another, like two giants.
Will you stand to be slaughtered by these singed rats?
Then with expanded wings he stears his flight Aloft, incumbent on the dusky Air That felt unusual weight, till on dry Land He lights, if it were Land that ever burn'd With solid, as the Lake with liquid fire; And such appear'd in hue, as when the force Of subterranean wind transports a Hill Torn from PELORUS, or the shatter'd side Of thundring AETNA, whose combustible And fewel'd entrals thence conceiving Fire, Sublim'd with Mineral fury, aid the Winds, And leave a singed bottom all involv'd With stench and smoak: Such resting found the sole Of unblest feet.
The first man I saw was of a meagre aspect, with sooty hands and face, his hair and beard long, ragged, and singed in several places.
As it was, the Sultan's beard was singed and his face scorched, the chief of the eunuchs was burned to a cinder, while a spark deprived me of the sight of one eye.
On feeling the heat Sancho said, "May I die if we are not already in that fire place, or very near it, for a good part of my beard has been singed, and I have a mind, senor, to uncover and see whereabouts we are.
At any time the destruction that had already singed the northwestern borders of the metropolis, and had annihilated Ealing and Kilburn, might strike among these houses and leave them smoking ruins.
The one advantage of playing with fire, Lady Caroline, is that one never gets even singed.
And when it had singed all the Song, it ran away--for to get along to look for the Man, oo know.