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SCAR (scarred, scarring)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scar mean? 

SCAR (noun)
  The noun SCAR has 2 senses:

1. a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
2. an indication of damage

  Familiarity information: SCAR used as a noun is rare.

SCAR (verb)
  The verb SCAR has 1 sense:

1. mark with a scar

  Familiarity information: SCAR used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SCAR (noun)

Sense 1scar [BACK TO TOP]


A mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


scar; cicatrix; cicatrice

Hypernyms ("scar" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scar"):

callus (bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone)

cheloid; keloid (raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair)

pockmark (a scar or pit on the skin that is left by a pustule of smallpox or acne or other eruptive disease)

sword-cut (a scar from a cut made by a sword)

vaccination (the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine)

Sense 2scar [BACK TO TOP]


An indication of damage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


scar; scrape; scratch; mark

Hypernyms ("scar" is a kind of...):

blemish; defect; mar (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body))

SCAR (verb)

Sense 1scar [BACK TO TOP]


Mark with a scar

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


pock; scar; pit; mark

Context example:

The skin disease scarred his face permanently

Hypernyms (to "scar" is one way to...):

blemish; deface; disfigure (mar or spoil the appearance of)

"Scar" entails doing...:

incise (make an incision into by carving or cutting)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scar"):

pockmark (mark with or as if with pockmarks)

cicatrise; cicatrize (form a scar, after an injury)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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