scarf
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /skɑːf/
  • (America) IPA: /skɑːɹf/
Noun

scarf (plural scarves)

  1. A long, often knitted, garment worn around the neck.
  2. A headscarf.
  3. (dated) A neckcloth or cravat.
Translations Verb

scarf (scarfs, present participle scarfing; past and past participle scarfed)

  1. To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf.
    • 1599-1601, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2:
      My sea-gown scarfed about me.
  2. To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.
Noun

scarf (plural scarfs)

  1. A type of joint in woodworking.
  2. A groove on one side of a sewing machine needle.
  3. A dip or notch or cut made in the trunk of a tree to direct its fall when felling.
Synonyms Verb

scarf (scarfs, present participle scarfing; past and past participle scarfed)

  1. To shape by grinding.
  2. To form a scarf on the end or edge of, as for a joint in timber, forming a "V" groove for welding adjacent metal plates, metal rods, etc.
  3. To unite, as two pieces of timber or metal, by a scarf joint.
Verb

scarf (scarfs, present participle scarfing; past and past participle scarfed)

  1. (transitive, US, slang) To eat very quickly.
    You sure scarfed that pizza.
Translations Noun

scarf (plural scarfs)

  1. (Scotland) A cormorant.



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