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Parch is sometimes a misspelling of porch.

Definition of the verb parch

What does parch mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: parched | parching | parches

  1. cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat
    • example: The sun parched the earth
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of parch: sear
    • more generic terms: dry / dry out = remove the moisture from and make dry

Alternative definition of the verb parch


  1. [transitive] To burn the surface of, to scorch.
  2. [transitive] To roast, as dry grain.
  3. [transitive] To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat.
  4. [transitive, colloquial] To become thirsty.
  5. [intransitive] To become superficially burnt; be become sunburned.

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Google previewAgroforestry: Science, Policy and Practice (2013)

Selected papers from the agroforestry sessions of the IUFRO 20th World Congress, Tampere, Finland, 6–12 August 1995 by Fergus L. Sinclair

Although PARCH is a general model, it has been developed ...

Google previewBodies in Resistance (2016)

Gender and Sexual Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism by Wendy Harcourt

Parch is a term coined by the School of Rural and Environmental Studies of Universidad Javeriana. 4. Flower-growing is common in various countries across four continents (Europe, Asia, ...

Google previewDefining New Moon: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT (2010)

by Brian Leaf

Defile means contaminate, parch means dry, mutate means Solutions.

Google previewThe compleat gamester (1725)

or, Full and easy instructions for playing at above twenty several games upon the cards with variety of diverting fancies and tricks upon the same now first added ; as likewise at all the games on the tables, together with the royal game of chess and billiards by Charles Cotton

The Parch is a Term explain'd thus, that having won the Couch or first Stake, and having a mind to go on to get a Sept- e.t-le-va, you crook the Corner of your Card, letting your Money lie without being paid the value of it by the T'aJliere. 7.

Google previewThe New monthly belle assemblée

Above the south parch is a chamber, approached by a winding stair in the buttress, from the interior of the nave. The north and south transepts are nearly uni- fbrm in structure. There is, however, a door beneath the central window of the north ...

Google previewWordsmiths and Warriors (2013)

The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain by David Crystal, Hilary Crystal

(A parch is a minister.) Echoes of Welsh grammar are regularly heard. Lines such as There's a husband for you, there's wives for you, there's a lovely morning, and there's glamour!, all from Under Milk Wood, show the direct influence of a ...

Google previewThe Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal (1815)

by Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths

1 Afibut Apibus quanta experieniia parch is a subject of .the ...

Google previewThe Monthly Review (1815)

J' Apibus quanta experientia parch is a subject of the Virgilian muse; and the rearing of bees is laudably recommended by the Board of Agriculture, as well as encouraged by the premiums of this Society. It is not every situation, however* ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

To PARCH. v.a. (from remaiur, says Junius; ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia (1829)

or Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge

PARCH, v. a. From Gr. mpucauiv, says Junius; from pcrcoquo (Skinner), 'perhaps, adds Dr. Johnson, « from perustits, burnt, or from parchment, the effect of fire upon parch men; being almost proverbial.' To scorch; b\tfp» slightly or superficially ...

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Parch Meaning

Video shows what parch means. To burn the surface of, to scorch.. To roast, as dry grain.. To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat.. parch pronunciation. How to ...

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Scrabble value of P3A1R1C3H4

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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