Scarf
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 neckcloth. [1913 Webster]

Put on your hood and scarf. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

With care about the banners, scarves, and staves. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] {Scarf joint} (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarf — Scarf, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scarfed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scarfing}.] 1. To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf. My sea gown scarfed about me. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarf — scarf1 [skärf] n. pl. scarves or sometimes scarfs [skärvz] [NormFr escarpe (OFr escharpe), a purse suspended from the neck, wallet < ML scirpa, scrippa, earlier scirpea, rush pouch or basket < L scirpeus, of rushes < scirpus, a rush,… …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarf — ist der Name folgender Personen: Edward Scarf (1908–1980), australischer Ringer Herbert Scarf (* 1930), US amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Mathematiker Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung meh …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Scarf — (sk[aum]rf), n. [Icel. skarfr.] A cormorant. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarf — scarf; scarf·er; …   English syllables

  • scarf — Ⅰ. scarf [1] ► NOUN (pl. scarves or scarfs) ▪ a length or square of fabric worn around the neck or head. DERIVATIVES scarfed (also scarved) adjective. ORIGIN probably from Old French escharpe pilgrim s pouch …   English terms dictionary

  • scarf — The word for a piece of outdoor clothing has the plural form scarves, whereas for the unrelated word meaning ‘a joint or notch in timber, metal, etc.’ it is scarfs …   Modern English usage

  • scarf — [n] muffler ascot, bandanna, boa, kerchief, neckwear, shawl, stole, wrapping; concept 451 …   New thesaurus

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