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scar

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noun \ˈskär\

Definition of scar

  1. 1 :  an isolated or protruding rock

  2. 2 :  a steep rocky eminence :  a bare place on the side of a mountain



Origin and Etymology of scar

Middle English skere, from Old Norse sker skerry; probably akin to Old Norse skera to cut — more at shear


First Known Use: 14th century


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scar

noun

Definition of scar

  1. 1 :  a mark left (as in the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

  2. 2a :  a mark left on a stem or branch by a fallen leaf or harvested fruitb :  cicatrix 2

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

  4. 4 :  a lasting moral or emotional injury <one of his men had been killed…in a manner that left a scar upon his mind — H. G. Wells>

scarless

play \-ləs\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of scar

Middle English escare, scar, from Middle French escare scab, from Late Latin eschara, from Greek, hearth, brazier, scab


First Known Use: 14th century


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scar

verb

Simple Definition of scar

  • : to mark (something) with a scar

  • : to cause (someone) to feel great emotional pain or sadness because of a bad experience

  • : to make marks on (something) that show damage or wear

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scar

scarred

scarring

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark with a scar

  3. 2 :  to do lasting injury to

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to form a scar

  6. 2 :  to become scarred

Examples of scar in a sentence

  1. His arm was badly scarred after the accident.

  2. The tragedy left her emotionally scarred.

  3. Your shoes are scarring the floor.

  4. The fence was scarred by rust.



1555

First Known Use of scar

1555


SCAR Defined for Kids

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scar

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noun \ˈskär\

Definition of scar for Students

  1. 1 :  a mark left on the skin after a wound heals

  2. 2 :  an ugly mark (as on furniture) showing damage

  3. 3 :  the lasting effect (as a feeling of sadness) of some unhappy experience




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scar

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verb

Definition of scar for Students

scarred

scarring

  1. 1 :  to mark or become marked with a scar <The accident scarred his left arm.>

  2. 2 :  to leave a lasting bad effect on <The tragedy scarred her emotionally.>




Medical Dictionary

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scar

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noun \ˈskär\

Medical Definition of scar

  1. 1:  a mark left (as in the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

  2. 2:  a lasting emotional injury <psychological scars>




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scar

verb

Medical Definition of scar

scarred

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scarring

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to mark with a scar <scarred heart valves>

  3. 1

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to form a scar

  6. 2:  to become scarred





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