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skin definition

Overview

This page has 43 definitions of skin with English translations in 9 languages. Skin is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use skin in a sentence are shown. Also define these 48 related words and terms: body, animal, human, fruit, plant, humans, upholstery, congeal, liquid, computing, graphical user interface, appearance, layout, computer program, video game, texture map, geometry, rolling paper, skinhead, aboriginal, cultural, bare, breast, vessel, nautical, whisky, bike, high five, soccer, trick, recitation, examination, crib, memoranda, star, ski, skiing, light, glare, semblance, skinne, shine, shimmer, brightness, skyn, skina, skin, and anatomy.

See also: skiń

English skin definition

Anatomy of the human skin
Moulted cicada skins

Etymology

From Middle English skyn, skinn, from Old English scinn, from Old Norse skinn (animal hide), from Proto-Germanic *skinþą (compare Dutch schinde (bark), dialectal German Schinde (fruit peel)), from Proto-Indo-European *sken- (to split off) (compare Breton skant (scales), Old Irish ceinn, Irish scainim (I tear, burst), Latin scindere (to split, divide), Sanskrit छिनत्ति (chinátti, he splits)), nasal variant of *skeh₁i-d- (to cut). Partially displaced native Old English hȳd (skin, hide), see hide. More at shed.

Pronunciation

Noun

skin (countable and uncountable, plural skins)

  1. (uncountable) The outer protective layer of the body of any animal, including of a human.
    He is so disgusting he makes my skin crawl.
  2. (uncountable) The outer protective layer of the fruit of a plant.
    • Fruit definition
      In general, a product of plant growth useful to man or animals. (1 of 9 fruit definitions)
    • Plant definition
      An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree. (1 of 15 plant definitions)
  3. (countable) The skin and fur of an individual animal used by humans for clothing, upholstery, etc.
  4. (countable) A congealed layer on the surface of a liquid.
    In order to get to the rest of the paint in the can, you′ll have to remove the skin floating on top of it.
    • Liquid definition
      A substance that is flowing, and keeping no shape, such as water; a substance of which the molecules, while not tending to separate from one another like those of a gas, readily change their relative position, and which therefore retains no definite shape, except that determined by the containing receptacle; an inelastic fluid. (1 of 2 liquid definitions)
  5. (countable, computing, graphical user interface) A set of resources that modifies the appearance and/or layout of the graphical user interface of a computer program.
    You can use this skin to change how the browser looks.
    • Graphical User Interface definition
      A type of user interface which allows people to interact with a computer through a metaphor of direct manipulation of graphical images and widgets in addition to text.
    • Computer Program definition
      A complete piece of software. A set of instructions for a computer. This term can refer to either the executable form that a computer can execute (executable code) or the human readable form (source code). (Several programs, each of which does a task, can be collected as a software package or suite).
  6. (countable, video games) An alternate appearance (texture map or geometry) for a character model in a video game.
  7. (countable, slang) Rolling paper for cigarettes.
    Pass me a skin, mate.
  8. (countable, slang) Clipping of skinhead.
  9. (Australia) A subgroup of Australian aboriginal people; such divisions are cultural and not related to an individual′s physical skin. [1]
    • Cultural definition
      Pertaining to culture.
  10. (slang) Bare flesh, particularly bare breasts.
    Let me see a bit of skin.
  11. A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids.
    • 1843, Richard Henry Horne, Orion
      the Bacchic train,
      Who brought their skins of wine, and loaded poles
      That bent with mighty clusters of black grapes
  12. (nautical) That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  13. (nautical) 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.
  14. A drink of whisky served hot.
  15. (slang, Ireland, Britain) person, chap
    He was a decent old skin.

Synonyms

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Hyponyms of the noun skin

Derived terms

Terms derived from the noun skin without the hyponyms

Related terms

Related terms of the noun skin

Translations

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References

Verb

skin (third-person singular simple present skins, present participle skinning, simple past and past participle skinned)

  1. (transitive) To injure the skin of.
    He fell off his bike and skinned his knee on the concrete.
  2. (transitive) To remove the skin and/or fur of an animal or a human.
  3. (colloquial) To high five.
  4. (transitive, computing, colloquial) To apply a skin to (a computer program).
    Can I skin the application to put the picture of my cat on it?
  5. (Britain, soccer, transitive) To use tricks to go past a defender.
    • 2011 January 30, Kevin Darlng, “Arsenal 2 - 1 Huddersfield”, in BBC[1]:
      The Russian, sometimes out of sorts in recent weeks, was seeing plenty of the ball on the left-hand side up against Hunt, a 20-year-old right-back making his first Huddersfield start. Arshavin skinned the youngster at the first opportunity and crossed for Bendtner, who could not direct his close-range effort on target.
  6. (intransitive) To become covered with skin.
    A wound eventually skins over.
  7. (transitive) To cover with skin, or as if with skin; hence, to cover superficially.
  8. (US, slang, archaic) To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one's own, or to use cribs, memoranda, etc., which are prohibited.
  9. (slang, dated) To strip of money or property; to cheat.

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Derived terms

Terms derived from the verb skin

Translations

References

  1. ^ 1994, Macquarie Aboriginal Words, Macquarie University, paperback →ISBN, Introduction.

Anagrams


Abinomn skin definition

Noun

skin

  1. star
    • Star definition
      Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots. (1 of 11 star definitions)

Cimbrian skin definition

Etymology

From Norwegian ski +‎ -an (infinitive suffix).

Verb

skin

  1. (Luserna) to ski
    • Ski definition
      One of a pair of long flat runners designed for gliding over snow or water. (1 of 2 ski definitions)

Noun

skin n

  1. (Luserna) skiing

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Danish skin definition

Noun

skin n (singular definite skinnet, not used in plural form)

  1. light, glare
  2. semblance

Verb

skin

  1. imperative of skinne

Dutch skin definition

Pronunciation

Noun

skin m or f (plural skins, diminutive skinnetje n)

  1. (computing) Skin
  2. Short for skinhead.

Anagrams


Icelandic skin definition

Etymology

From skína (to shine).

Pronunciation

Noun

skin n (genitive singular skins, nominative plural skin)

  1. shine, shimmer, brightness

Declension

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Middle English skin definition

Noun

skin

  1. Alternative form of skyn

Norwegian Nynorsk skin definition

Verb

skin

  1. inflection of skina:
    1. present
    2. imperative
    • Skina definition
      a small plate covering a keyhole

Old Saxon skin definition

Etymology

From skīnan.

Noun

skīn n

  1. shine

Portuguese skin definition

Noun

skin f (plural skins)

  1. (computing) skin (image used as the background of a graphical user interface)
  2. (countable, video games) skin (alternate appearance (texture map or geometry) for a 3D character model in a video game)

Swedish skin definition

Verb

skin

  1. imperative of skina.

Tok Pisin skin definition

Etymology

English skin

Noun

skin

  1. (anatomy) skin
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 2:21:
      Orait God, Bikpela i mekim man i slip i dai tru. Na taim man i slip yet, God i kisim wanpela bun long banis bilong man na i pasim gen skin bilong dispela hap.
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Derived terms

  • skin pas (envelope)
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Volapük skin definition

Noun

skin (nominative plural skins)

  1. skin

Declension

Derived terms

  • beraskin
  • beraskinaluhät
  • beraskinik
  • blägaskin
  • blägaskinan
  • blägaskinik
  • blövaskin
  • blövaskinan
  • blövaskinik
  • braunaskin
  • braunaskinan
  • braunaskinik
  • bubülaskin
  • fitaskin
  • flitaskinäd
  • fukaskin
  • fukaskinik
  • ganaskin
  • gedaskin
  • gedaskinan
  • gedaskinik
  • goldaskin
  • goldaskinan
  • goldaskinik
  • goldinalainaskin
  • grünaskin
  • grünaskinan
  • grünaskinik
  • hiskinan
  • härminaskin
  • härminaskinamäned
  • härminaskinik
  • jipaskin
  • jipaskinik
  • jipülaskin
  • jipülaskinik
  • jiskinan
  • kapaskin
  • kranaskin
  • lainaskin
  • largentaskin
  • largentaskin
  • largentaskinan
  • largentaskinan
  • largentaskinik
  • largentaskinik
  • leskin
  • leskinik
  • lievaskin
  • mäned härminaskinik
  • redaskin
  • redaskinan
  • redaskinik
  • räkunaskin
  • skinadefälot
  • skinafron
  • skinahogül
  • skinajüd
  • skinam
  • skinamaläd
  • skinamaläd
  • skinan
  • skinaplastüd
  • skinaplif
  • skinaskret
  • skinasümik
  • skinik
  • skiniklinükam
  • skiniklinüköl
  • skinikäled
  • skinil
  • skinön
  • svimaskinäd
  • säskinam
  • säskinamaneif
  • säskinamasep
  • säskinamasep
  • säskinamöp
  • säskinanadünan
  • säskinanaluvab
  • säskinön
  • vietaskin
  • vietaskinan
  • vietaskinik
  • yelovaskin
  • yelovaskinan
  • yelovaskinik