scab

  • 1 scab — scab·bard·less; scab·bi·ly; scab·bi·ness; scab·ble; scab·bler; scab·bling; scab·by; scab·i·ci·dal; scab·i·cide; scab·ish; scab; scab·rid; scab·rin; scab·rous; scab·rous·ly; scab·rous·ness; scab·bard; …

    English syllables

  • 2 Scab — can refer to the following:* Coagulation, a clot of bodily fluids * Strikebreaker, person who works despite strike action or takes against will of employeesAnimal and plant diseases* Apple scab, a fungal infection of the apple * Fusarium head… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 scab — n 1: a worker who refuses to join a labor union 2: a union member who refuses to strike or returns to work before a strike has ended 3: a worker who accepts employment or replaces a union worker during a strike: strike breaker 4: one who works… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 scab — [skæb] noun [countable] an insulting word for someone who works when other people in the same factory, office etc are on strike * * * scab UK US /skæb/ noun [C] INFORMAL DISAPPROVING ► an insulting word for a person who continues working while… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 scab — (n.) mid 13c., skin disease, developed from O.E. sceabb scab, itch (related to scafan to scratch ) and from O.N. skabb scab, itch, both from P.Gmc. *skab scratch, shave (related to shabby). Sense reinforced by cognate L. scabies scab, itch, mange …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 scab — [skab] n. [ME scabbe < ON skabb, akin to OE sceabb < IE base * (s)kep , to cut, split > L scabies, SCABIES, scabere, to SHAVE] 1. a crust that forms over a sore or wound during healing 2. a mangy skin disease, as scabies, of animals, esp …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 scab´bi|ly — scab|by «SKAB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. covered with scabs. 2. consisting of scabs. 3. having the skin disease scab. 4. Informal, Figurative. low; …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 scab|by — «SKAB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. covered with scabs. 2. consisting of scabs. 3. having the skin disease scab. 4. Informal, Figurative. low; …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 Scab — Scab, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scabbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scabbing}.] 1. To become covered with a scab; as, the wound scabbed over. [1913 Webster] 2. to take the place of a striking worker. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Scab — (sk[a^]b), n. [OE. scab, scabbe, shabbe; cf. AS. sc[ae]b, sceabb, scebb, Dan. & Sw. skab, and also L. scabies, fr. scabere to scratch, akin to E. shave. See {Shave}, and cf. {Shab}, {Shabby}.] 1. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 scab — ► NOUN 1) a dry, rough protective crust that forms over a cut or wound during healing. 2) mange or a similar skin disease in animals. 3) any of a number of fungal diseases of plants in which rough patches develop. 4) informal a person or thing… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 Scab — Scab. См. Ужимина. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 13 Scab — (spr. ßkäbb, v. lat. scabies, »Räude«), englisch amerikan. Jargonausdruck für Streikbrecher, »schäbiger« Kerl …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 SCAB — Abreviatura de proteína monocatenaria fijadora de antígeno. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …

    Diccionario médico

  • 15 scab — [skæb] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: skabb] 1.) a hard layer of dried blood that forms over a cut or wound while it is getting better 2.) an insulting word for someone who works while the other people in the same factory, office etc… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 scab — [ skæb ] noun count 1. ) a hard layer of dry blood that forms when a cut on your skin is getting better 2. ) OFFENSIVE an insulting word for someone who continues to work when the people they work with are on STRIKE (=not working as a protest):… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 scab — /skæb / (say skab) noun 1. the encrustation which forms over a sore during healing. 2. Veterinary Science a mangy disease in animals, especially sheep; scabies. 3. Plant Pathology a. a hyperplasic plant disease with scab like lesions: apple scab …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 scab — A crust formed by coagulation of blood, pus, serum, or a combination of these, on the surface of an ulcer, erosion, or other type of wound. [A.S. scaeb] * * * scab skab n …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 scab —    There are many examples of scab used as a vocative in When the Boat Comes In, by James Mitchell. Union members use the term to those who are crossing a picket line and breaking a strike. This is the normal modern use of the word in both… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 20 scab — scablike, adj. /skab/, n., v., scabbed, scabbing. n. 1. the incrustation that forms over a sore or wound during healing. 2. Vet. Pathol. a mangy disease in animals, esp. sheep; scabies. Cf. itch (def. 10). 3. Plant Pathol. a. a disease of plants… …

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