scarecrow

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scare·crow

 (skâr′krō′)
n.
1. A crude image or effigy of a person set up in a field to scare birds away from growing crops.
2. Something frightening but not dangerous.
3. A gaunt or haggard person.

scarecrow

(ˈskɛəˌkrəʊ)
n
1. an object, usually in the shape of a man, made out of sticks and old clothes to scare birds away from crops
2. a person or thing that appears frightening but is not actually harmful
3. informal
a. an untidy-looking person
b. a very thin person

scare•crow

(ˈskɛərˌkroʊ)

n.
1. an object, usu. a figure of a person in old clothes, set up to frighten crows or other birds away from crops.
2. something frightening but not dangerous.
3. a ragged or extremely thin person.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scarecrow - an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seedsscarecrow - an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
effigy, simulacrum, image - a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"

scarecrow

noun
A person wearing ragged or tattered clothing:
Translations
فَزَّاعَةفَزّاعَه
strašákstrašák do zelí
fugleskræmsel
linnunpelätinvariksenpelätinvariksenpelätti
strašilo
madárijesztő
fuglahræîa
かかし
허수아비
strašilo
strašilo
fågelskrämma
หุ่นไล่กา
bostan korkuluğukorkuluk
bù nhìn

scarecrow

[ˈskɛəkrəʊ] Nespantapájaros m inv, espantajo m

scarecrow

[ˈskɛərkrəʊ] n (to frighten birds)épouvantail m

scarecrow

[ˈskɛəkrəʊ] n (also, fig) → spaventapasseri m inv

scare

(skeə) verb
to startle or frighten. You'll scare the baby if you shout; His warning scared her into obeying him.
noun
1. a feeling of fear or alarm. The noise gave me a scare.
2. a feeling of fear or panic among a large number of people. a smallpox scare.
scared adjective
frightened. I'm scared of spiders; a scared little girl.
ˈscarecrow noun
a figure set up eg in a field, to scare away birds and stop them eating the seeds etc.
ˈscaremonger noun
a person who spreads alarming rumours.
scare away/off
to make go away or stay away because of fear. The birds were scared away by the dog.

scarecrow

فَزَّاعَة strašák do zelí fugleskræmsel Vogelscheuche σκιάχτρο espantapájaros linnunpelätin épouvantail strašilo spaventapasseri かかし 허수아비 vogelverschrikker fugleskremsel strach na wróble espantalho пугало fågelskrämma หุ่นไล่กา korkuluk bù nhìn 草人