- a mark left by a healed wound, sore, or burn.
- a lasting aftereffect of trouble, especially a lasting psychological injury resulting from suffering or trauma.
- any blemish remaining as a trace of or resulting from injury or use.
- Botany. a mark indicating a former point of attachment, as where a leaf has fallen from a stem.
- to mark with a scar.
- to form a scar in healing.
Origin of scar1
Examples from the Web for scarred
My children and I are safe now, but we will always by scarred by those twelve years of abuse and fear of deportation.Immigrant Women Facing Domestic Abuse Need Stronger Protections
October 24, 2014
The Orioles scarred Palmer by insinuating that his problems were in his head.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
Sutton Foster abandoned her usual perky personna to play scared and scarred in Violet, and voters may reward her effort.Who Will Win the Tony Awards?
June 7, 2014
But The Hound is just hungry, and no one gets between the scarred warrior and a meal.Game of Thrones’ 8 Most Gruesome Deaths: From The Mountain’s Exploding Head Kill to Rat Torture
June 4, 2014
Jatu bows her head awkwardly to ensure her scarf covers the scarred side of her face.Liberia’s Child Prostitutes
May 19, 2014
The land was seamed and scarred, the colors of the foliage somber.
The scarred wooden pillars of its portico were hidden with bunting.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
The surrounding hills are scarred all over with the opening of mines.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
He was dressed in scarred, snug trousers and an old sweater.The Moon is Green
Fritz Reuter Leiber
How it had toiled and hurt for him, that little hand, still rough and scarred!The Heart of Thunder Mountain
Edfrid A. Bingham
- any mark left on the skin or other tissue following the healing of a wound
- a permanent change in a person's character resulting from emotional distresshis wife's death left its scars on him
- the mark on a plant indicating the former point of attachment of a part, esp the attachment of a leaf to a stem
- a mark of damage; blemish
- to mark or become marked with a scar
- (intr) to heal leaving a scar
- an irregular enlongated trench-like feature on a land surface that often exposes bedrock
- a similar formation in a river or sea
Word Origin and History for scarred
mid-15c., past participle adjective from scar (v.). Transferred use by c.1600.
late 14c., from Old French escare "scab" (Modern French escarre), from Late Latin eschara, from Greek eskhara "scab formed after a burn," literally "hearth, fireplace," of unknown origin. English sense probably influenced by Middle English skar (late 14c.) "crack, cut, incision," from Old Norse skarð, related to score (n.). Figurative sense attested from 1580s.
"bare and broken rocky face of a cliff or mountain," 1670s, earlier "rock, crag" (14c.), perhaps from Old Norse sker "isolated rock or low reef in the sea," from Proto-Germanic *sker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)).
- The fibrous tissue that replaces normal tissue destroyed by injury or disease.
- To mark with a scar or become marked with a scar.
- To form scar.