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NOUN (2)

1. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally);
[syn: score, scotch]

2. whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still;
[syn: Scotch, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky, malt whiskey, malt whisky, Scotch malt whiskey, Scotch malt whisky]


VERB (2)

1. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of;
- Example: "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"
- Example: "foil your opponent"
[syn: thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk]

2. make a small cut or score into;


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language;
- Example: "Scots Gaelic"
- Example: "the Scots community in New York"
- Example: "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'"
- Example: "`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'"
[syn: Scots, Scottish, Scotch]

2. avoiding waste;
- Example: "an economical meal"
- Example: "an economical shopper"
- Example: "a frugal farmer"
- Example: "a frugal lunch"
- Example: "a sparing father and a spending son"
- Example: "sparing in their use of heat and light"
- Example: "stinting in bestowing gifts"
- Example: "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"
- Example: "`scotch' is used only informally"
[syn: economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scotch \Scotch\, v. t. [Probably the same word as scutch; cf. Norw. skoka, skoko, a swingle for flax; perhaps akin to E. shake.] To cut superficially; to wound; to score. [1913 Webster] We have scotched the snake, not killed it. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Scotched collops (Cookery), a dish made of pieces of beef or veal cut thin, or minced, beaten flat, and stewed with onion and other condiments; -- called also Scotch collops. [Written also scotcht collops.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scotch \Scotch\, a. [Cf. Scottish.] Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish. [1913 Webster] Scotch broom (Bot.), the Cytisus scoparius. See Broom. Scotch dipper, or Scotch duck (Zool.), the bufflehead; -- called also Scotch teal, and Scotchman. Scotch fiddle, the itch. [Low] --Sir W. Scott. Scotch mist, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain. Scotch nightingale (Zool.), the sedge warbler. [Prov. Eng.] Scotch pebble. See under pebble. Scotch pine (Bot.) See Riga fir. Scotch thistle (Bot.), a species of thistle (Onopordon acanthium); -- so called from its being the national emblem of the Scotch. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scotch \Scotch\, n. 1. The dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of Scotland. [1913 Webster] 2. Collectively, the people of Scotland. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scotch \Scotch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scotched; p. pr. & vb. n. Scotching.] [Cf. Prov. E. scote a prop, and Walloon ascot a prop, ascoter to prop, F. accoter, also Armor. skoaz the shoulder, skoazia to shoulder up, to prop, to support, W. ysgwydd a shoulder, ysgwyddo to shoulder. Cf. Scoat.] [Written also scoatch, scoat.] To shoulder up; to prop or block with a wedge, chock, etc., as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scotch \Scotch\, n. A slight cut or incision; a score. --Walton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scotch \Scotch\, n. A chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping; as, a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Scotch adj 1: 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'" [syn: Scots, Scottish, Scotch] 2: 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" [syn: economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting] n 1: a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally) [syn: score, scotch] 2: whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still [syn: Scotch, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky, malt whiskey, malt whisky, Scotch malt whiskey, Scotch malt whisky] v 1: hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent" [syn: thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk] 2: make a small cut or score into
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "Scotch": canny, careful, chary, cheeseparing, conserving, economic, economical, economizing, forehanded, frugal, labor-saving, money-saving, parsimonious, penny-wise, provident, prudent, prudential, saving, scrimping, skimping, spare, sparing, thrifty, time-saving, unwasteful, wary
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

255 Moby Thesaurus words for "scotch": Vandyke, abrade, arrest, baffle, balk, bark, bearing rein, birthmark, bit, blast, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, bloody, blotch, bottle up, brake, brand, brave, break, burn, caste mark, chafe, chain, chalk, chalk up, challenge, check, check off, checkmark, checkmate, checkrein, chip, chock, chop, cicatrix, cicatrize, circumvent, claw, cleft, clog, confound, confront, contravene, counter, counteract, countercheck, countermand, counterwork, crack, craze, crena, crenellate, crenulate, crimp, cross, curb, curb bit, cut, dam up, damp, dampen, damper, dapple, dash, defeat, define, defy, delay, delimit, demarcate, depression, destroy, detain, discolor, discoloration, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, dish, disrupt, doorstop, dot, drag, drag sail, drift anchor, drift sail, drogue, earmark, elude, engrave, engraving, fetter, fleck, flick, flummox, foil, fracture, fray, frazzle, freckle, fret, frustrate, gall, gash, graving, hack, hatch, hinder, hold back, hold in check, hold up, holdback, hurt, impede, impress, imprint, incise, incision, indent, indentation, inhibit, injure, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, jag, jog, joggle, jot, keep back, keep in check, kerf, knock the chocks, knurl, lacerate, lentigo, line, machicolate, macula, maim, make a mark, make mincemeat of, mark, mark off, mark out, marking, martingale, maul, meddle, mill, mole, mottle, mutilate, nevus, nick, nock, nonplus, notch, oppose, patch, pelham, pencil, pepper, perplex, picot, pierce, pink, point, polka dot, prick, print, punch, punctuate, puncture, remora, rend, repress, resist, restrain, retard, riddle, rip, ruin, run, rupture, sabotage, savage, scald, scallop, scar, scarification, scarify, scorch, score, scrape, scratch, scratching, scuff, sea anchor, seal, seam, serrate, set back, shackle, skin, slacken, slash, slit, snaffle, snub, speck, speckle, spike, splash, splotch, spoil, spoke, spot, sprain, stab, stain, stamp, stay, stick, stigma, stigmatize, stonewall, stop, strain, strawberry mark, streak, striate, stripe, stump, suppress, tattoo, tattoo mark, tear, thwart, tick, tick off, tittle, tooth, trace, trammel, traumatize, underline, underscore, upset, watermark, wound, wrench