Scorch vs Scorce - What's the difference?

scorch | scorce |

As nouns the difference between scorch and scorce

is that scorch is a slight or surface burn while scorce is (obsolete) barter.

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




    Alternative forms

    * scorse


  • (obsolete) barter
  • (Webster 1913)