Meaning of SCAR in English

I. ˈskär, ˈskȧ(r noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English skerre, skar, from Old Norse sker skerry; akin to Old Norse skera to cut — more at shear


a. : an isolated or protruding rock

b. : a steep rocky eminence : a bare place on the side of a mountain or steep bank of earth

2. : a hard cinder : furnace slag : clinker

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English scar, escare, from Middle French escare scab, from Late Latin eschara, from Greek, hearth, fireplace, scab

1. : a mark left in the skin or an internal organ by new connective tissue that replaces tissue injured (as by a burn, ulcer, incision) — compare cicatrix



(1) : a mark left on a stem or branch by a fallen leaf or harvested fruit or on a seed by separation of the funicle

(2) : catface

b. : cicatrix 2

3. : a mark or indentation resulting from damage or wear

the scars of bullets on the … church door — Kay Boyle

4. : a lasting effect of a disturbing experience (as of dishonor, lapse of integrity, or a wound to the feelings by affliction, loss, or disappointment) : a remaining painful memory or maladjustment following an emotional or social trauma

one of his men had been killed … in a manner that left a scar upon his mind — H.G.Wells

III. verb

( scarred ; scarred ; scarring ; scars )

transitive verb

1. : to mark with a scar : mar , disfigure

2. : to leave a lasting ill effect on

two events that scarred the man — the inquiry into his conduct as governor … and the death of his wife — G.W.Johnson

the weariness, the disdain and passion that scarred his mind — Anne D. Sedgwick

intransitive verb

1. : to form a scar

2. : to become scarred

IV. ˈskär adjective

Etymology: Old Norse skjarr

chiefly Scotland : scared , shy



variant of scare

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