Pronunciation Noun

scar (plural scars)

  1. A permanent mark on the skin, sometimes caused by the healing of a wound.
  2. (by extension) A permanent negative effect on someone's mind, caused by a traumatic experience.
  3. Any permanent mark resulting from damage.
    • 1961, Dorothy Jensen Neal, Captive mountain waters: a story of pipelines and people (page 29)
      Her age-old weapons, flood and fire, left scars on the canyon which time will never efface.
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scar (scars, present participle scarring; past and past participle scarred)

  1. (transitive) To mark the skin permanently.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene ii]:
      Yet I'll not shed her blood; / Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow.
  2. (intransitive) To form a scar.
  3. (transitive, figurative) To affect deeply in a traumatic manner.
    Seeing his parents die in a car crash scarred him for life.
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scar (plural scars)

  1. A cliff or rock outcrop.
  2. A rock in the sea breaking out from the surface of the water.
  3. A bare rocky place on the side of a hill or mountain.

scar (plural scars)

  1. A marine food fish, the scarus or parrotfish (family Scaridae).

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