What does scarecrow mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scarecrow, straw man, strawman, bird-scarer, scarer(noun)

    an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds


  1. scarecrow(Noun)

    An effigy, typically made of straw and dressed in old clothes, fixed to a pole in a field to deter birds from eating seeds or crops planted there.

  2. scarecrow(Noun)

    A tall, thin, awkward person.

  3. scarecrow(Noun)

    Anything that appears terrifying but offers no danger.

    A scarecrow set to frighten fools away. uE00097562uE001 Dryden.

  4. scarecrow(Noun)

    A person clad in rags and tatters.

    No eye hath seen such scarecrows. I'll not march with them through Coventry, that's flat. uE00097563uE001 Shakespeare.

  5. scarecrow(Noun)

    A bird, the black tern.

  6. Origin: scare + crow

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scarecrow(noun)

    anything set up to frighten crows or other birds from cornfields; hence, anything terifying without danger

  2. Scarecrow(noun)

    a person clad in rags and tatters

  3. Scarecrow(noun)

    the black tern


  1. Scarecrow

    A scarecrow or hay-man is a decoy or mannequin in the shape of a human which is dressed in old clothes and placed in fields to discourage birds such as crows or sparrows from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    An operator who repeatedly corners corn, without caws.

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How to say scarecrow in sign language?

  1. scarecrow


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scarecrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scarecrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of scarecrow in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    No competence is required to be a scarecrow!

  2. Agustin Basave:

    He'll use Mexico as a scarecrow the whole time, and this will increase the closer the (U.S.) election gets.

  3. Christi Berry:

    He might have been assaulted. A firefighter did see him on the road, stated he thought he was a scarecrow. Made a 911 call and drove away. Which I can’t wrap my head around that.

  4. Lara Brown:

    [Clinton] is more in her head than in her heart, obviously all Americans want a candidate who is the lion, the scarecrow, the tin man - you want courage, you want heart and you want brains. It's a hard mix for any politician.

  5. Amy Poehler:

    Really, James Comey ? You're worried that Democrats are gon na move too far to the left ? really ? I don't know if you remember, but we were just about to have a nice, boring, moderate Democrat for president until you decided to open your mouth a week before the election, you big dumb scarecrow ! Really ? And, as far as I'm concerned, Democrats can vote for a bong in the shape of Che Guevara and you got nothing to say.

Images & Illustrations of scarecrow

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