Promontory vs Scar - What's the difference?

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Promontory is a related term of scar.


As nouns the difference between promontory and scar

is that promontory is a high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff while scar is a permanent mark on the skin sometimes caused by the healing of a wound or scar can be a cliff or scar can be a marine food fish, the scarus or parrotfish.

As a verb scar is

to mark the skin permanently.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

promontory

English

Noun

(promontories)
  • A high point of land extending into a body of water, headland; cliff.
  • (anatomy) A projecting part of the body.
  • Synonyms

    * headland * hoe

    scar

    English

    (wikipedia scar)

    Etymology 1

    Conflation of (etyl) . More at shard.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A permanent mark on the skin sometimes caused by the healing of a wound.
  • Synonyms
    * cicatrice

    Verb

    (scarr)
  • To mark the skin permanently.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Yet I'll not shed her blood; / Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow.
  • To form a scar.
  • (figurative) To affect deeply in a traumatic manner.
  • Seeing his parents die in a car crash scarred him for life.

    Derived terms

    * scar tissue

    See also

    * birthmark

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) sker.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A cliff.
  • A rock in the sea breaking out from the surface of the water.
  • Etymology 3

    (etyl) (lena) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A marine food fish, the scarus or parrotfish.
  • (Webster 1913)

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