Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • past participle Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun.
  • past participle a black, powdery fungus which destroys grain. See Smut.
  • past participle something offered and burnt on an altar, as an atonement for sin; a sacrifice. The offerings of the Jews were a clean animal, as an ox, a calf, a goat, or a sheep; or some vegetable substance, as bread, or ears of wheat or barley. Called also burnt sacrifice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of burn.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point
  • adjective destroyed or badly damaged by fire
  • adjective ruined by overcooking

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

burn +‎ -t

Examples

  • 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.

    May Brooke

  • 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.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • 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.

    pfblogs.org: The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator (real estate blogs)

  • 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.

    pfblogs.org: The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator (real estate blogs)

  • 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.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • 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.

    pfblogs.org: The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator (real estate blogs)

  • 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.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • 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.

    pfblogs.org: The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator (real estate blogs)

  • 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.

    pfblogs.org: The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator (real estate blogs)

  • 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.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

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