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Meaning of SCAR

Pronunciation:  skâr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an indication of damage
  2. [n]  a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
  3. [v]  mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

SCAR is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cicatrice, cicatrix, mark, mark, pit, pock, scrape, scratch
 See Also: blemish, blemish, callus, cheloid, cicatrise, cicatrize, deface, defect, disfigure, incise, keloid, pockmark, sword-cut, symptom, vaccination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scar\, n. [OF. escare, F. eschare an eschar, a dry slough
    (cf. It. & Sp. escara), L. eschara, fr. Gr. ? hearth,
    fireplace, scab, eschar. Cf. {Eschar}.]
    1. A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound
       or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is
       healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a
       blemish; a disfigurement.
             This earth had the beauty of youth, . . . and not a
             wrinkle, scar, or fracture on all its body. --T.
    2. (Bot.) A mark left upon a stem or branch by the fall of a
       leaf, leaflet, or frond, or upon a seed by the separation
       of its support. See Illust.. under {Axillary}.
  2. \Scar\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scarred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To mark with a scar or scars.
          Yet I'll not shed her blood; Nor scar that whiter skin
          of hers than snow.                       --Shak.
          His cheeks were deeply scarred.          --Macaulay.
  3. \Scar\, v. i.
    To form a scar.
  4. \Scar\, n. [Scot. scar, scaur, Icel. sker a skerry, an
    isolated rock in the sea; akin to Dan. ski[ae]r, Sw. sk["a]r.
    Cf. {Skerry}.]
    An isolated or protruding rock; a steep, rocky eminence; a
    bare place on the side of a mountain or steep bank of earth.
    [Written also {scaur}.]
          O sweet and far, from cliff and scar, The horns of
          Elfland faintly blowing.                 --Tennyson.
  5. \Scar\, n. [L. scarus, a kind of fish, Gr. ska`ros.]
    A marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a scar in your dream, symbolizes struggles and/or painful memories and bad feelings which may have never entirely healed and still continue to linger in your mind. It suggests that your past still has some influence or effect on your life. Alternatively, a scar may represent deep-seeded insecurities which may be holding you back from accomplishing your goals.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A scar is an abnormal condition of the skin after injury. It is characterized by dense fibrotic tissue covered by a thin epidermis.