Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “scar”

See all translations

scar

noun [C] uk   /skɑːr/ us    /skɑːr/
B2 a mark left on part of the body after an injury, such as a cut, has healed: a prominent/a noticeable/an ugly scar That burn will leave a nasty scar. scar tissue
Compare
C1 a sign of damage to a person's mental state: His early years in the refugee camp left a deep psychological scar. a sign of physical destruction in a place: Every village bears the scars of war .
More examples

scar

verb [T often passive] uk   /skɑːr/ us    /skɑːr/ (-rr-)
C2 to leave a scar: He was scarred as a result of the fire. figurative His experiences in the army left him scarred for life (= had a serious mental effect on him for the rest of his life).
(Definition of scar from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of scar?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “scar” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More