Burnt Burnt, p. p. & a. Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun. [1913 Webster]

{Burnt ear}, a black, powdery fungus which destroys grain. See {Smut}.

{Burnt offering}, 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}. --[2 Sam. xxiv. 22.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • burnt — burnt, burned These two forms for the past tense and past participle of burn are largely interchangeable, but burned is more common as the active past (She burned her hand on the kettle / She has burned her hand); in the passive, burnt is more… …   Modern English usage

  • burnt — burnt; un·burnt; …   English syllables

  • burnt — [bʉrnt] vt., vi. alt. pt. & pp. of BURN1 adj. that has been burned …   English World dictionary

  • burnt — burnt1 [bə:nt US bə:rnt] v especially BrE the past tense and past participle of ↑burn burnt 2 burnt2 S3 adj 1.) damaged or hurt by burning ▪ burnt toast 2.) burnt offering a) something that is offered as a gift to a god by bei …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • burnt — 1 the past tense and past participle of burn 1 2 adjective 1 damaged or hurt by burning: The cake s a little bit burnt, I m afraid. 2 burnt offering a) something that is offered as a gift to a god by being burnt on an altar (1) b) humorous food… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • burnt — /berrnt/, v. 1. a pt. and pp. of burn. adj. 2. Fine Arts. a. of or showing earth pigments that have been calcined and changed to a deeper and warmer color: burnt ocher. b. of or showing colors having a deeper or grayer hue than is usually… …   Universalium

  • burnt — 1) n British glass. The term is a shortened form of the London rhyming slang burnt grass , meaning glass, or burnt cinder , mean ing winder (window). It is used in the jargon of criminals and glaziers, decora tors, etc. to refer to glass panels… …   Contemporary slang

  • burnt — I UK [bɜː(r)nt] / US [bɜrnt] adjective injured or damaged by burning His face was badly burnt. burnt sausages II UK / US a past tense and past participle of burn I …   English dictionary

  • burnt — /bɜnt / (say bernt) verb 1. a past tense and past participle of burn1. –phrase 2. burnt out, a. (of a building, etc.) gutted. b. (of countryside, bush, etc.) blackened or destroyed by fire, especially bushfire. c. (of a person) lacking energy or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Burnt — Burn Burn (b[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burned} (b[^u]rnd) or {Burnt} (b[^u]rnt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Burning}.] [OE. bernen, brennen, v. t., early confused with beornen, birnen, v. i., AS. b[ae]rnan, bernan, v. t., birnan, v. i.; akin to OS.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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