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Definitions and Synonyms of scar | Another word for scar | What is scar?

Definition 1: an indication of damage - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for scar in the sense of this definition

(scar is a kind of ...) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

"a facial blemish"

Definition 2: a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for scar in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a kind of scar ) bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone

(... is a kind of scar ) raised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair

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

(... is a kind of scar ) a scar from a cut made by a sword

(... is a kind of scar ) the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine

Definition 3: mark with a scar - [verb of contact]

Samples where scar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The skin disease scarred his face permanently

Synonyms for scar in the sense of this definition

(scar is a kind of ...) mar or spoil the appearance of

"scars defaced her cheeks" "The vandals disfigured the statue"

(... is a kind of scar ) mark with or as if with pockmarks

"Her face was pockmarked by the disease"

(... is a kind of scar ) form a scar, after an injury

"the skin will cicatrize and it will heal soon"

(scar implies ...) make an incision into by carving or cutting

(scar has a similar meaning as ...) make small marks into the surface of

"score the clay before firing it"

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