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scarf 1

 (skärf)
n. pl. scarves (skärvz) or scarfs (skärfs)
1. A long piece of cloth worn about the head, neck, or shoulders.
2. A decorative cloth for covering the top of a piece of furniture; a runner.
3. A sash indicating military rank.
tr.v. scarfed, scarf·ing, scarfs
1. To dress, cover, or decorate with or as if with a scarf.
2. To wrap (an outer garment) around one like a scarf.

[French dialectal escarpe, sash, sling, from Old North French, variant of Old French escherpe, pilgrim's bag hung from the neck, from Frankish *skirpja, small rush, from Latin scirpus, rush.]

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scarf2
top: plain scarf
bottom: hooked scarf

scarf 2

 (skärf)
n. pl. scarfs (skärfs)
1. A joint made by cutting or notching the ends of two pieces correspondingly and strapping or bolting them together. Also called scarf joint.
2. Either of the correspondingly cut or notched ends that fit together to form such a joint.
tr.v. scarfed, scarf·ing, scarfs
1. To join by means of a scarf.
2. To cut a scarf in.

[Middle English skarf (as in scarfnail, nail for fastening a scarf joint), probably from Old Norse skarfr, end piece of a board cut off on the bias.]

scarf 3

 (skärf)
tr.v. scarfed, scarf·ing, scarfs Slang
To eat or drink voraciously; devour: "Americans scarf down 50 million hot dogs on an average summer day" (George F. Will).

[Variant of scoff.]

scarf′er n.

scarf

(skɑːf)
n, pl scarves (skɑːvz) or scarfs
(Clothing & Fashion) a rectangular, triangular, or long narrow piece of cloth worn around the head, neck, or shoulders for warmth or decoration
vb (tr)
1. to wrap with or as if with a scarf
2. to use as or in the manner of a scarf
[C16: of uncertain origin; compare Old Norman French escarpe, Medieval Latin scrippum pilgrim's pack; see scrip2]

scarf

(skɑːf)
n, pl scarfs
1. (Building) Also called: scarf joint or scarfed joint a lapped joint between two pieces of timber made by notching or grooving the ends and strapping, bolting, or gluing the two pieces together
2. (Building) the end of a piece of timber shaped to form such a joint
3. NZ a wedge-shaped cut made in a tree before felling, to determine the direction of the fall
4. (Fishing) whaling an incision made along a whale's body before stripping off the blubber
vb (tr)
5. (Building) to join (two pieces of timber) by means of a scarf
6. (Building) to make a scarf on (a piece of timber)
7. (Fishing) to cut a scarf in (a whale)
[C14: probably from Scandinavian; compare Norwegian skarv, Swedish skarf, Low German, Dutch scherf scarf1]

scarf1

(skɑrf)

n., pl. scarfs, scarves (skärvz).
1. a long, sometimes broad strip of cloth worn about the neck, shoulders, or head for warmth or style.
2. a long cover or ornamental cloth for a bureau, table, etc.
[1545–55; perhaps identical with scarf2]

scarf2

(skɑrf)

n., pl. scarfs, n.
1. a tapered end on a piece to be assembled with a scarf joint.
v.t.
2. to assemble with a scarf joint.
3. to form a scarf on (timber).
[1490–1500; < Old Norse skarfr (derivative of skera to cut) end cut from a beam]
scarf′er, n.

scarf3

(skɑrf)

v.t., v.i. Slang.
to eat, esp. voraciously (often fol. by down or up): to scarf down junk food.
[1955–60, Amer.; variant of scoff2, with r inserted probably through r-dialect speakers' mistaking the underlying vowel as an r-less ar]

scarf


Past participle: scarfed
Gerund: scarfing

Imperative
scarf
scarf
Present
I scarf
you scarf
he/she/it scarfs
we scarf
you scarf
they scarf
Preterite
I scarfed
you scarfed
he/she/it scarfed
we scarfed
you scarfed
they scarfed
Present Continuous
I am scarfing
you are scarfing
he/she/it is scarfing
we are scarfing
you are scarfing
they are scarfing
Present Perfect
I have scarfed
you have scarfed
he/she/it has scarfed
we have scarfed
you have scarfed
they have scarfed
Past Continuous
I was scarfing
you were scarfing
he/she/it was scarfing
we were scarfing
you were scarfing
they were scarfing
Past Perfect
I had scarfed
you had scarfed
he/she/it had scarfed
we had scarfed
you had scarfed
they had scarfed
Future
I will scarf
you will scarf
he/she/it will scarf
we will scarf
you will scarf
they will scarf
Future Perfect
I will have scarfed
you will have scarfed
he/she/it will have scarfed
we will have scarfed
you will have scarfed
they will have scarfed
Future Continuous
I will be scarfing
you will be scarfing
he/she/it will be scarfing
we will be scarfing
you will be scarfing
they will be scarfing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scarfing
you have been scarfing
he/she/it has been scarfing
we have been scarfing
you have been scarfing
they have been scarfing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scarfing
you will have been scarfing
he/she/it will have been scarfing
we will have been scarfing
you will have been scarfing
they will have been scarfing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scarfing
you had been scarfing
he/she/it had been scarfing
we had been scarfing
you had been scarfing
they had been scarfing
Conditional
I would scarf
you would scarf
he/she/it would scarf
we would scarf
you would scarf
they would scarf
Past Conditional
I would have scarfed
you would have scarfed
he/she/it would have scarfed
we would have scarfed
you would have scarfed
they would have scarfed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scarf - a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decorationscarf - a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration
boa, feather boa - a long thin fluffy scarf of feathers or fur
fichu - a lightweight triangular scarf worn by a woman
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
kerchief - a square scarf that is folded into a triangle and worn over the head or about the neck
lambrequin - a scarf that covers a knight's helmet
mantilla - a woman's silk or lace scarf
muffler - a scarf worn around the neck
patka - a scarf worn by Sikh men
rebozo - a long woolen or linen scarf covering the head and shoulders (also used as a sling for holding a baby); traditionally worn by Latin-American women
sable - a scarf (or trimming) made of sable
stole - a wide scarf worn about their shoulders by women
tudung - a scarf worn around the head by Muslim women in Malaysia; conceals the hair but not the face
2.scarf - a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-endscarf - a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
Verb1.scarf - masturbate while strangling oneself
jack off, jerk off, she-bop, wank, masturbate, fuck off - get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
2.scarf - unite by a scarf joint
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
3.scarf - wrap in or adorn with a scarf
don, put on, get into, wear, assume - put clothing on one's body; "What should I wear today?"; "He put on his best suit for the wedding"; "The princess donned a long blue dress"; "The queen assumed the stately robes"; "He got into his jeans"

scarf

noun muffler, stole, headscarf, comforter, cravat, neckerchief, headsquare He reached up to loosen the scarf around his neck.
Translations
لِفَاعٌلِفاع، وِشاح المَرْأهوِشَاح
šálašátek
tørklædelydpotte
huivikaulahuiviahmiahotkia
šal
nyaksálsál
hálsklútur, trefill
スカーフマフラー
머플러스카프
kaklajuostė
šalle
šal
šalшал
halsdukljuddämparescarf
ผ้าพันคอผ้าพันคออย่างหนา
khăn choàng cổ dàykhăn quàng

scarf

[skɑːf] N (scarfs or scarves (pl)) (woollen, for neck) → bufanda f; (= headscarf) → pañuelo m

scarf

[ˈskɑːrf] [scarves] (pl) n (long)écharpe f; (square)foulard m

scarf

n pl <scarves> → Schal m; (= neck scarf)Halstuch nt; (= head scarf)Kopftuch nt; (round the shoulders) → Schultertuch nt; scarf pinBrosche f, → Vorstecknadel f

scarf

[skɑːf] n (scarfs or scarves (pl))
a. (long) → sciarpa
b. (also headscarf) → foulard m inv

scarf

(skaːf) plurals scarves (skaːvz) scarfs noun
a long strip of material to wear round one's neck.

scarf

لِفَاعٌ, وِشَاح šála, šátek lydpotte, tørklæde dicker Schal, Schal κασκόλ, σιγαστήρας bufanda, silenciador, sordina huivi, kaulahuivi cache-nez, écharpe šal marmitta, sciarpa スカーフ, マフラー 머플러, 스카프 geluiddemper, sjaal skjerf, ullskjerf szal, szalik cachecol теплый шарф, шарф ljuddämpare, scarf ผ้าพันคอ, ผ้าพันคออย่างหนา atkı, eşarp khăn choàng cổ dày, khăn quàng 围巾
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Under his coat he wore a knitted grey vest, and, instead of a collar, a silk scarf of a dark bronze-green, carefully crossed and held together by a red coral pin.
She took from the back of her chair a white silken scarf, with which she had covered her shoulders in the early part of the evening.
Her final employment was to gather seaweed of various kinds, and make herself a scarf or mantle, and a head-dress, and thus assume the aspect of a little mermaid.
For the strain constantly kept up by the windlass continually keeps the whale rolling over and over in the water, and as the blubber in one strip uniformly peels off along the line called the scarf, simultaneously cut by the spades of Starbuck and Stubb, the mates; and just as fast as it is thus peeled off, and indeed by that very act itself, it is all the time being hoisted higher and higher aloft till its upper end grazes the main-top; the men at the windlass then cease heaving, and for a moment or two the prodigious blood-dripping mass sways to and fro as if let down from the sky, and every one present must take good heed to dodge it when it swings, else it may box his ears and pitch him headlong overboard.
It was on in no time; then he took the scarf off his neck, and tied it lightly over my eyes, and patting and coaxing he led me out of the stable.
There she stood, so slender, so elegant, so airy and undulating in all her motions, her lace scarf enveloping her like a mist.
He wore no jewelry but a cameo scarf pin and a perfectly gorgeous ring,--a queer kind of one that wound round and round his finger.
She was dressed in pure white; an amber-coloured scarf was passed over her shoulder and across her breast, tied at the side, and descending in long, fringed ends below her knee.
With a weary sigh she took up her straw bonnet and her light muslin scarf from the side-table upon which she had thrown them on coming in, and carelessly led the way to the door.
On one of them, which was a fringed scarf for a dress of ceremony, I saw the armorial bearings of a Noble, and the letter E.
Micawber, finishing her punch, and gathering her scarf about her shoulders, preparatory to her withdrawal to my bedroom: 'I will not protract these remarks on the subject of Mr.
Lastly, Ophelia was a prey to such slow musical madness, that when, in course of time, she had taken off her white muslin scarf, folded it up, and buried it, a sulky man who had been long cooling his impatient nose against an iron bar in the front row of the gallery, growled, "Now the baby's put to bed let's have supper