scar

noun (1)
\ˈskär \

Definition of scar 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 : an isolated or protruding rock

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

scar

noun (2)

Definition of scar (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a mark remaining (as on the skin) after injured tissue has healed

2 : a mark left where something was previously attached : cicatrix sense 2 especially : a mark left on a stem or branch where a leaf or fruit has separated

3 : a mark or indentation (as on furniture) resulting from damage or wear

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

scar

verb
scarred; scarring

Definition of scar (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to mark with a scar

2 : to do lasting injury to

intransitive verb

1 : to form a scar

2 : to become scarred

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Other Words from scar

Noun (2)

scarless \ˈskär-​ləs \ adjective

Examples of scar in a Sentence

Verb

His arm was badly scarred after the accident. The tragedy left her emotionally scarred. Your shoes are scarring the floor. The fence was scarred by rust.
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First Known Use of scar

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1555, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for scar

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

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

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scar

verb

English Language Learners 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

scar

noun
\ˈskär \

Kids Definition of scar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

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

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

scar

verb
scarred; scarring

Kids Definition of scar (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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

scar

noun
\ˈskär \

Medical Definition of scar 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

2 : a lasting emotional injury psychological scars

scar

verb
scarred; scarring

Medical Definition of scar (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to mark with a scar scarred heart valves

intransitive verb

1 : to form a scar

2 : to become scarred

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