Definition of Scotch

1. Noun. A slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally).

Exact synonyms: Score
Generic synonyms: Dent, Incision, Prick, Scratch, Slit
Derivative terms: Score

2. Verb. Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of. "Sam cannot scotch Sue "; "Foil your opponent"

3. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language. "`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'"
Exact synonyms: Scots, Scottish
Partainyms: Scotland, Scotland, Scotland
Derivative terms: Scots, Scottish

4. Noun. Whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still.
Exact synonyms: Malt Whiskey, Malt Whisky, Scotch Malt Whiskey, Scotch Malt Whisky, Scotch Whiskey, Scotch Whisky
Generic synonyms: Whiskey, Whisky
Specialized synonyms: Drambuie
Substance meronyms: Rob Roy

5. Verb. Make a small cut or score into.
Generic synonyms: Mark, Nock, Score

6. Adjective. Avoiding waste. "`scotch' is used only informally"
Exact synonyms: Economical, Frugal, Sparing, Stinting
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Thrifty
Derivative terms: Economy, Frugality, Frugalness

Definition of Scotch

1. a. Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish.

2. n. The dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of Scotland.

3. v. t. To shoulder up; to prop or block with a wedge, chock, etc., as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping.

4. n. A chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping; as, a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground.

5. v. t. To cut superficially; to wound; to score.

6. n. A slight cut or incision; a score.

Definition of Scotch

1. Noun. (context: as a plural noun '''the Scotch''') The people of Scotland. ¹

2. Noun. Whisky made in Scotland. ¹

3. Noun. Any variety of Scotch. ¹

4. Noun. A glass of Scotch. ¹

5. Proper noun. The Scottish dialect of English. ¹

6. Proper noun. (chess informal '''the Scotch''') The opening 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4. ¹

7. Adjective. (dated) Of or from Scotland; Scottish. ¹

8. Adjective. Of Scottish origin. ¹

9. Noun. A surface cut or abrasion. ¹

10. Noun. A line drawn on the ground, as one used in playing hopscotch. ¹

11. Noun. A block for a wheel or other round object. ¹

12. Noun. Whisky of Scottish origin. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To cut or score. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To prevent (something) from being successful. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To debunk or discredit an idea or rumor. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To block a wheel or other round object. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive textile manufacturing) To beat yarn in order to break up slugs and align the threads. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive Australian rhyming slang) to rape ¹

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Definition of Scotch

1. to put a definite end to [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scotch

Scorpaena grandicornis
Scorpio the Scorpion
Scorzonera hispanica
Scotch Game
Scotch Tape
Scotch and soda
Scotch asphodel
Scotch broom
Scotch broth
Scotch cramp
Scotch crow
Scotch crows
Scotch egg
Scotch eggs
Scotch fillet
Scotch fillets
Scotch finger

Literary usage of Scotch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1890)
"1 The scotch-Irish in America. Proceedings of the scotch-Irish Congress at Columbia, Tenn., ... Published by order of the scotch-Irish Society of America. ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1902)
"THE scotch furnished a large number of people who early colonized New England. It was on the 10th of September, 1650, that the Council of State ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"In April 1706 he was returned as one of the members for Berwickshire, and accordingly sat in the last scotch parliament which met for its final session in ..."

4. The American Revolution by George Otto Trevelyan (1905)
"... to kill flies.1 Despatches from scotch colonial governors had kindled the war; scotch counsellors had promoted it; scotch violence had conducted it; ..."

5. The Universities of Europe in the Middle Ages by Hastings Rashdall, Pedro Beltrán, Solomon Northup, Robin George Collingwood (1895)
"No regular History of the earliest scotch University has yet appeared. ... Like the scotch soldier of ^°^ fortune of that time, and the scotch clerk or ..."

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