Scorch vs Grill - What's the difference?

scorch | grill |

As nouns the difference between scorch and grill

is that scorch is a slight or surface burn while grill is grill.

As a verb scorch

is to burn the surface of something so as to discolour it.




  • A slight or surface burn.
  • A discolouration caused by heat.
  • Brown discoloration on the leaves of plants caused by heat, lack of water or by fungi.
  • Derived terms

    * scorchy


  • To burn the surface of something so as to discolour it
  • To wither, parch or destroy something by heat or fire, especially to make land or buildings unusable to an enemy
  • * Prior
  • Lashed by mad rage, and scorched by brutal fires.
  • To become scorched or singed
  • To move at high speed (so as to leave scorch marks on the ground)
  • To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
  • * Bible, Revelations xvi. 8
  • Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
  • * Dryden
  • the fire that scorches me to death




    (wikipedia grill)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l)


    (en verb)
  • (transitive, Scotland, US) To make angry; provoke.
  • (transitive, chiefly, Scotland) To terrify; make tremble.
  • (intransitive, chiefly, Scotland) To tremble; shiver.
  • (intransitive, Northern England, Scotland) To snarl; snap.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) gril, .


  • harsh, rough, severe; cruel
  • Noun

  • harm
  • Etymology 3

    1655, from (etyl) gril, from (etyl), from (etyl) . Related to (l), (l).

    Alternative forms

    (wikipedia) * grille


    (en noun)
  • A rack; a grid of wire or a sheet of material with a pattern of holes or slots, usually used to protect something while allowing the passage of air and liquids. Typical uses: to allow air through a fan while preventing fingers or objects from passing; to allow people to talk to somebody, while preventing attack.
  • *
  • The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  • On a vehicle, a slotted cover as above, to protect and hide the radiator, while admitting air to cool it.
  • A device comprising a source of radiant heat and a means of holding food near it, to cook it; a barbecue; a griddle.
  • (lb) A type of jewelry worn on the front teeth.
  • The front teeth regarded collectively.
  • Food cooked on a grill.
  • Humorous misspelling of
  • Derived terms
    * mixed grill * grilling


    (en verb)
  • To cook food on a grill; to barbecue.
  • Why don't we get together Saturday and grill some burgers?
  • (Australian, NZ, UK) To cook food under the element of a stove or only under the top element of an oven – (US) broil, (cooking) salamander.
  • (colloquial) To interrogate; to question aggressively or harshly.
  • The police grilled him about his movements at the time of the crime.
    * See also