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Skin meaning

skin - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. strike against an object; " She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken"
  2. 2. The external membranous integument of an animal.
  3. 3. The hide of an animal, separated from the body, whether green, dry, or tanned; especially, that of a small animal, as a calf, sheep, or goat.
  4. 4. A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See Bottle, 1.
  5. 5. The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of fruits and plants.
  6. 6. That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.
  7. 7. The covering, as of planking or iron plates, outside the framing, forming the sides and bottom of a vessel; the shell; also, a lining inside the framing.
  8. 8. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal.
  9. 9. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially.
  10. 10. To strip of money or property; to cheat.
  11. 11. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over.
  12. 12. To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one's own, or to use in such exercise cribs, memeoranda, etc., which are prohibited.
  13. 13. Covering of the flesh; hide; rind.
  14. 14. To be covered with a skin.
  15. 15. To cover with skin; strip the skin from.

skin - examples of usage

  1. I wanted his beautiful skin; but I wanted more to find out what he was after; so I kept still and watched. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. It may also appear under the skin in different parts of the body. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. Granny Fox was so startled, for she hadn't heard a sound, that she jumped almost out of her skin. - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
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