To burn slightly or superficially; to burn the surface of; to burn the ends or outside of; as, to singe the hair or the skin.
- To burn superficially; scorch.
- To burn off the feathers or bristles of (a carcass of a bird or animal) by subjecting briefly to flame. See Synonyms at burn1.
- To burn the ends of (hair, for example).
- To burn the nap from (cloth) in manufacturing.
- A slight or surface burn; a scorch.