Egg vs Scorn - What's the difference?

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In countable|lang=en terms the difference between egg and scorn

is that egg is (countable) the egg of a domestic fowl as an item of food while scorn is (countable) an object of disdain, contempt, or derision.

In uncountable|lang=en terms the difference between egg and scorn

is that egg is (uncountable) the contents of one or more (hen's usually) eggs as a culinary ingredient, etc while scorn is (uncountable) contempt or disdain.

As nouns the difference between egg and scorn

is that egg is (zoology|countable) an approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development while scorn is (uncountable) contempt or disdain.

As verbs the difference between egg and scorn

is that egg is to throw eggs at or egg can be to encourage, incite while scorn is to feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.

egg

English

(wikipedia egg)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) egge, from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • (zoology, countable) An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, snakes, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development.
  • (countable) The egg of a domestic fowl as an item of food.
  • (uncountable) The contents of one or more (hen's usually) eggs as a culinary ingredient, etc.
  • (biology, countable) The female primary cell, the ovum.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.}}
  • Anything shaped like an egg, such as an Easter egg or a chocolate egg.
  • A swelling on one's head, usually large or noticeable, associated with an injury.
  • (mildly, pejorative, slang, ethnic slur), (potentially offensive) A person of Caucasian (Western) ancestry, who has a strong desire to learn about and immerse him- or herself in East Asian culture, and/or such a person who is perceived as behaving as if he or she were Asian (from the "white" outside and "yellow" inside).
  • (NZ, pejorative) A foolish or obnoxious person.
  • In terms such as good egg'', ''bad egg'', ''tough egg etc., a person, fellow.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To throw eggs at.
  • To dip in or coat with beaten egg (cooking).
  • To distort a circular cross-section (as in a tube) to an elliptical or oval shape, either inadvertently or intentionally.
  • After I cut the tubing, I found that I had slightly egged it in the vise.

    Derived terms

    * * * * * * * * * * * egg-nog, eggnog * egg-shell, eggshell * * * * * * * * * * * * * scrambled egg, scrambled eggs *

    See also

    * caviar * roe

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To encourage, incite.
  • Derived terms
    * 1000 English basic words ----

    scorn

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To feel or display contempt or disdain for something or somebody; to despise.
  • * C. J. Smith
  • We scorn what is in itself contemptible or disgraceful.
  • To scoff, express contempt.
  • To reject, turn down
  • He scorned her romantic advances.
  • To refuse to do something, as beneath oneself.
  • She scorned to show weakness.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Noun

  • (uncountable) Contempt or disdain.
  • (countable) A display of disdain; a slight.
  • * Dryden
  • Every sullen frown and bitter scorn / But fanned the fuel that too fast did burn.
  • (countable) An object of disdain, contempt, or derision.
  • * Bible, Psalms xliv. 13
  • Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.

    Usage notes

    * Scorn'' is often used in the phrases ''pour scorn on'' and ''heap scorn on .

    Quotations

    * circa 1605': The cry is still 'They come': our castle's strength / Will laugh a siege to '''scorn — '' * 1967', Rain of tears, real, mist of imagined '''scorn — John Berryman, ''Berryman's Sonnets . New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * scornful

    Anagrams

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