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Definitions of scotch

  1. To shoulder up; to prop or block with a wedge, chock, etc., as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cut superficially; to wound; to score. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cut or wound slightly; as, to scotch, but not kill, a snake. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To cut or wound slightly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. To dress, as stone, with a pick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. make a small cut or score into Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To shoulder up; to prop; to stop, as a wheel, by putting a piece of stone or wood under it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Collectively, the people of Scotland. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping; as, a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A slight cut or incision; a score. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of Scotland; the people of Scotland; used as a plural. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A slight cut or incision; a notch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. The people or language of Scotland. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A superficial cut; scratch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The people of Scotland; used as a plural. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. One of the languages spoken by Scots. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The Scottish dialect; the Scottish people. Scotch mist, a dense mist. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A slight cut or shallow incision. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. The inhabitants of Scotland; their language. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. A drag or brake applied to the wheel of a carriage in descending a declivity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; (`scotch' is used only informally) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language; "Scots gaelic"; "the Scots community in New York"; "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'"; "`Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. Pertaining to Scotland, its inhabitants, or its language; Scottish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Pertaining to Scotland; its language or people. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. Scottish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Pertaining to Scotland or its inhabitants. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Pert. to Scotland, its language, or its people. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for scotch

  1. There are better fish, and more of them, in the Wandle, within twenty minutes of Victoria Station, than in any equal stretch of any Scotch river with which I am acquainted. – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  2. For," he added, as he stood up in front of the fire in face, figure, and careless repose more decidedly English than ever, " you see my title of Duncaster only came to me through an uncle, but I am the direct and sole heir of the old family, and the Scotch property. – A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
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