Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: escare, from Late Latin eschara, from Greek


1 noun
scar1 [countable]

mark on skin

MI a permanent mark that is left on your skin after you have had a cut or wound:
He had a long, curved scar on his right cheek.
a deep cut that could leave a permanent scar


MP a feeling of fear or sadness that remains with you for a long time after an unpleasant experience:
Her mental scars will take time to heal.
The war has left a deep scar on this community.

damaged area

a place where the land or a building was damaged in the past
scar of
The landscape still bears the scars of the war.


British EnglishSG a cliff on the side of a mountain

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