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scarf Explained

scarf at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


scarf at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) scarves

scarf at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural scarfs or scarves /sk[hA35A][hA359]vz $ sk[hA35A][hA359]rvz/ [C] // [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Old North French; Origin: escarpe, from Old French escherpe 'bag hung around the neck']// a piece of cloth that you wear around your neck, head, or shoulders, especially to keep warm//
scarf 2 also scarf down/up v [T] AmE informal [Date: 1900-2000; Origin: scoff 'to eat quickly' (18-21 centuries)]// to eat something very quickly// --She scarfed down a bagel on her way to work.//

SCARF at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

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scarf at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

104 Moby Thesaurus words for "scarf":
Roman collar, ankle, articulate, articulation, band, bandanna,
batten, batten down, bertha, boa, bolt, boundary, bowtie, buckle,
butt, button, button-down collar, celluloid collar, cervix, choke,
choker, clasp, cleat, clerical collar, clinch, clip, closure,
collar, comforter, connecting link, connecting rod, connection,
coupling, cravat, dog collar, dovetail, elbow, embrace,
four-in-hand, fur, gliding joint, guimpe, hasp, hinge,
hinged joint, hip, hitch, hook, interface, jam, join, joining,
joint, juncture, kerchief, knee, knuckle, latch, link, lock, miter,
mortise, muffler, nail, neck, neckband, neckcloth, neckerchief,
neckpiece, necktie, peg, pin, pivot, pivot joint,
plunging neckline, rabbet, rivet, ruff, screw, seam, sew, shoulder,
skewer, snap, staple, stick, stitch, stock, stole, suture,
symphysis, tack, tallith, tie, tie rod, tippet, toggle,
toggle joint, tucker, union, wedge, weld, wrist, zipper

scarf at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
(plural scarves or less frequent scarfs) a piece of fabric worn for warmth or decoration around the neck or, by women, over the shoulders or hair:
a woollen / silk scarf
verb [V, VN] (AmE, informal) = SCOFF

Scarf at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Scarf \Scarf\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scarfed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf. ``My sea-gown
scarfed about me.'' --Shak.

2. To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a
loose wrapping. --Shak.

Scarf \Scarf\, v. t. [Sw. skarfva to eke out, to join together,
skarf a seam, joint; cf. Dan. skarre to joint, to unite
timber, Icel. skara to clinch the planks of a boat, G.
scharben to chop, to cut small.]
(a) To form a scarf on the end or edge of, as for a joint
in timber, metal rods, etc.
(b) To unite, as two pieces of timber or metal, by a scarf

Scarf \Scarf\ (sk[aum]rf), n. [Icel. skarfr.]
A cormorant. [Scot.]

Scarf \Scarf\, n.; pl. {Scarfs}, rarely {Scarves} (sk[aum]rvz).
[Cf. OF. escharpe a pilgrim's scrip, or wallet (hanging about
the neck), F. ['e]charpe sash, scarf; probably from OHG.
scharpe pocket; also (from the French) Dan. ski[ae]rf; Sw.
sk["a]rp, Prov. G. sch["a]rfe, LG. scherf, G. sch["a]rpe; and
also AS. scearf a fragment; possibly akin to E. scrip a
wallet. Cf. {Scarp} a scarf.]
An article of dress of a light and decorative character, worn
loosely over the shoulders or about the neck or the waist; a
light shawl or handkerchief for the neck; also, a cravat; a

Put on your hood and scarf. --Swift.

With care about the banners, scarves, and staves. --R.

Scarf \Scarf\, n.
(a) In a piece which is to be united to another by a scarf
joint, the part of the end or edge that is tapered
off, rabbeted, or notched so as to be thinner than the
rest of the piece.
(b) A scarf joint.

{Scarf joint}
(a) A joint made by overlapping and bolting or locking
together the ends of two pieces of timber that are
halved, notched, or cut away so that they will fit
each other and form a lengthened beam of the same size
at the junction as elsewhere.
(b) A joint formed by welding, riveting, or brazing
together the overlapping scarfed ends, or edges, of
metal rods, sheets, etc.

{Scarf weld}. See under {Weld}.

scarf at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for
warmth or decoration
2: a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or
metal so that they will lock together end-to-end [syn: {scarf
[also: {scarves} (pl)]

v 1: masturbate while strangling oneself
2: unite by a scarf joint
3: wrap in or adorn with a scarf
[also: {scarves} (pl)]

scarf at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: IPA » /skɑː(ɹ)f/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɑː(ɹ)f


    Inter: en-noun » scarves|pl2=scarfs

  • A long, often knitted, garment worn around the neck.
    1. A headscarf.
    2. A type of joint in woodworking.
    3. A groove on one side of a sewing machine needle.


      * muffler


      Inter: trans-top » long garment worn around the neck

  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|shall
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|وشاح|m|tr=wišāḥ|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|շարֆ|tr=šarf|sc=Armn
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|bufanda|f
  • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|kaşne
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|шалік|m|tr=šálik|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » be|шарф|m|tr=šarf|sc=Cyrl
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|স্কার্ফ|tr=skarf|sc=Beng
  • Inter: trreq » Breton
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|шал|m|tr=šal|sc=Cyrl
  • Burmese: Inter: t- » my|လည်စည်းပဝါ|sc=Mymr
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|bufanda|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|領巾|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|领巾|tr=lǐngjīn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|圍巾|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|围巾|tr=wéijīn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|šála|f
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|halstørklæde|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|das|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|skarpo, Inter: t- » eo|koltuko, Inter: t- » eo|kolskarpo
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|sall
  • Inter: trreq » fo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|huivi, Inter: t+ » fi|kaulahuivi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|écharpe|f, Inter: t+ » fr|cache-nez|m
  • Inter: trreq » Friulian
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|bufanda|f, Inter: t+ » gl|tapabocas|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ფერდი|tr=p'erdi|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schal|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κασκόλ|tr=kaskól|sc=Grek
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|צעיף|sc=Hebr
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|sál, Inter: t+ » hu|nyaksál
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|trefill|m
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|sharpo
  • Interlingue: Inter: t- » ie|charpe
  • Inter: trreq » Irish
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|sciarpa|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|マフラー|tr=mafurā, Inter: t- » ja|スカーフ|tr=sukāfu, Inter: t- » ja|襟巻き|tr=えりまき, erimaki
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|êcharpe|f, Inter: tø » roa-jer|mouoché|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|កន្សែងរុំក|sc=Khmr|tr=kɑnsaeng rum kɑɑ
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|목도리|tr=mokdori|sc=Kore, Inter: t- » ko|스카프|tr=seukapeu|sc=Kore
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|مل به‌ست
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|šalle|f
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|šalikas|m
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t+ » lb|Schal|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|шал|m|tr=šal, Inter: t- » mk|шамија|f|tr=šámija|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|марама|f|tr=márama|sc=Cyrl
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|xalla|f
    • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|bussal mwannal|m
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|asdzání bichʼah
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|skjerf|n
    • Inter: trreq » Novial
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|شال|tr=šâl|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|szalik|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cachecol|m, Inter: t- » pt|echarpe|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|eșarfă|f, Inter: t- » ro|șal|n
    • Inter: trreq » rm
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|шарф|m|tr=šarf, Inter: t+ » ru|кашне|n|tr=kašnɛ́ Inter: indeclinabl » e, Inter: t+ » ru|шаль|f|tr=šalʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » shawl, Inter: t+ » ru|галстук|m|tr=gálstuk|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » scout's or pioneer's scarf
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|guailleachan|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|шал|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t+ » sh|šal|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|šál|m
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|šal|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|bufanda|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|halsduk|c
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|ผ้าพันคอ|sc=Thai
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|fular
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|шарф|m|tr=šarf|sc=Cyrl
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|khăn choàng cổ
    • Inter: trreq » Volapük
    • Inter: trreq » Welsh
    • Yiddish: Inter: t- » yi|שאַל|m|tr=shal|sc=Hebr

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » headscarf


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf.
    1. 1599-1601, Inter: w » William Shakespeare, Inter: w » Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2:
    2. : My sea-gown scarfed about me.
    3. To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.
    4. Inter: transitive » US|slang To eat very quickly.
    5. : You sure scarfed that pizza.
    6. To shape by grinding.

      Usage notes

      The more usual of the slang term in the UK is Inter: term » scoff|lang=en.

      Derived terms

      * scarf down


      Inter: trans-top » eat very quickly

  • Inter: ttbc » nl: Inter: t+ » nl|schrokken
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hotkia, Inter: t+ » fi|ahmia

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|engouffrer
    • Inter: ttbc » te: Inter: t- » te|తినేయు|tr=tinEyu

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    Category: Category:English nouns with irregular plurals -
    Category: Category:en:Clothing -

    Old High German


    Inter: etyl » gem-pro|goh Inter: recons » skarpaz|lang=gem-pro, whence also Old English Inter: term » scearp|lang=ang, Old Norse Inter: term » skarpr|lang=non.


    Inter: head » goh|adjective
  • sharp

  • Translation: ar » scarf
    Translation: cs » scarf
    Translation: et » scarf
    Translation: el » scarf
    Translation: eo » scarf
    Translation: fr » scarf
    Translation: ko » scarf
    Translation: hr » scarf
    Translation: io » scarf
    Translation: it » scarf
    Translation: lb » scarf
    Translation: li » scarf
    Translation: hu » scarf
    Translation: mg » scarf
    Translation: ml » scarf
    Translation: my » scarf
    Translation: pl » scarf
    Translation: ru » scarf
    Category: simple:scarf -
    Translation: fi » scarf
    Translation: ta » scarf
    Translation: te » scarf
    Translation: uk » scarf
    Translation: vi » scarf
    Translation: zh » scarf