American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. A past tense and a past participle of burn1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consumed or scorched by fire.
- Crumbly, and partly or entirely unweldable, from having been raised to too high a temperature in contact with the air: said of iron and steel. The nature of the change which the metal undergoes is not yet clearly understood.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of burn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun.
- adj. treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point
- adj. destroyed or badly damaged by fire
- adj. ruined by overcooking
- burn + -t (Wiktionary)
“With those 'records of the past,' which my old friend Stillinghast ought to have _eaten_ up years ago, you have burnt up legacies to orphans, benefactions to widows, and many noble charities with it -- _if it was burnt_, "added Mr. Fielding.”
“We wouldn't ever use the term burnt but we have, as I mentioned, investments and receivables in increase there of about $8 million in this first quarter as our sales have gone up to $75 million from I think about $65 or $66 million in the fourth quarter of '08.”
“I do one first and then throw the second in at the last minute - while T. likes her beef well-done, which I call burnt, I prefer to just walk the cow through the kitchen if you know what I mean.”
“And those burnt sacrifices are called burnt-sacrifices of appearance, and also appearance, without the addition of the word burnt sacrifice.”
“If the queen of the household is of opinion that her associate majesty is very queer because he enjoys a torrid height of the mercury in the drawing-room, he holds probably a similar view of her fondness in the dining-room for what he describes as burnt beef.”
“Personally, having lived in burnt-to-a-crisp Texas for the past 20 years, I'm looking for a climate that provides at least some cool nights on occasion.”
“Nothing would remain of Croag, his name burnt from the minds of all Phyrexians.”
“And Elias the prophet stood up, as a fire, and his word burnt like”
“And Elias the prophet stood up, as a fire, and his word burnt like a torch.”
“Critics say that the word burnt should be applied to books and Indian writings which the missionaries took for idols or objects of adoration.”
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