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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.
English skin definition
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.
- enPR: skĭn, IPA(key): /skɪn/
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- Rhymes: -ɪn
- (uncountable) The outer protective layer of the body of any animal, including of a human.
- He is so disgusting he makes my skin crawl.
Animal definitionA eukaryote of the clade Animalia; a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants). (1 of 6 animal definitions)
- (uncountable) The outer protective layer of the fruit of a plant.
Fruit definitionIn general, a product of plant growth useful to man or animals. (1 of 9 fruit definitions)
- (countable) The skin and fur of an individual animal used by humans for clothing, upholstery, etc.
Humans definitionplural of
- (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 definitionA 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)
- (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.
Computer Program definitionA 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).
- (countable, video games) An alternate appearance (texture map or geometry) for a character model in a video game.
- (countable, slang) Rolling paper for cigarettes.
- Pass me a skin, mate.
- (countable, slang) Clipping of .
- (Australia) A subgroup of Australian aboriginal people; such divisions are cultural and not related to an individual′s physical skin. 
Cultural definitionPertaining to culture.
- (slang) Bare flesh, particularly bare breasts.
- Let me see a bit of skin.
- 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
- the Bacchic train,
- 1843, Richard Henry Horne, Orion
- (nautical) That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.
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- (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.
- A drink of whisky served hot.
- (slang, Ireland, Britain) person, chap
- He was a decent old skin.
- (outer covering of living tissue): dermis, integument, tegument
- (outer protective layer of a plant or animal): peel (of fruit or vegetable), pericarp
- (skin of an animal used by humans): hide, pelt
- (congealed layer on the surface of a liquid): film
- (subgroup of Australian Aboriginals): moiety, section, subsection
- give some skin to
- skin in the game
- by the skin of one's teeth
- comfortable in one's own skin
- get under someone's skin
- it's no skin off my back
- jump in one's skin
- make one's skin crawl
- no skin off my nose
- shirts and skins
- skin and bone
- skin and bones
- skin cancer
- skin care
- skin cell
- skin color
- skin colour
- skin cream
- skin disease
- skin effect
- skin flick
- skin flute
- skin graft
- skin job
- skin movie
- skin type
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- (transitive) To injure the skin of.
- He fell off his bike and skinned his knee on the concrete.
Bike definitionClipping of . (1 of 3 bike definitions)
- (transitive) To remove the skin and/or fur of an animal or a human.
- (colloquial) To high five.
- (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?
- (Britain, soccer, transitive) To use tricks to go past a defender.
- 2011 January 30, Kevin Darlng, “Arsenal 2 - 1 Huddersfield”, in BBC:
- 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.
Soccer definitionassociation football
- (intransitive) To become covered with skin.
- A wound eventually skins over.
- (transitive) To cover with skin, or as if with skin; hence, to cover superficially.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene iv]:
- It will but skin and film the ulcerous place.
- (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.
Memoranda definitionplural of
- (slang, dated) To strip of money or property; to cheat.
- (injure the skin of): bark, chafe, excoriate, graze, scrape
- (remove the skin of): flay, fleece, flense, scalp
Abinomn skin definition
Star definitionAny 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
- “skin” in Cimbrian, Ladin, Mòcheno: Getting to know 3 peoples. 2015. Servizio minoranze linguistiche locali della Provincia autonoma di Trento, Trento, Italy.
Danish skin definition
skin n (singular definite skinnet, not used in plural form)
- light, glare
Light definitionVisible electromagnetic radiation. The human eye can typically detect radiation (light) in the wavelength range of about 400 to 750 nanometers. Nearby shorter and longer wavelength ranges, although not visible, are commonly called ultraviolet and infrared light. (1 of 16 light definitions)
Dutch skin definition
Icelandic skin definition
From skína (“to shine”).
skin n (genitive singular skins, nominative plural skin)
Middle English skin definition
- Alternative form of
Skyn definitionsense, awareness, perception (1 of 3 skyn definitions)
Norwegian Nynorsk skin definition
Old Saxon skin definition
Portuguese skin definition
skin f (plural skins)
- (computing) skin (image used as the background of a graphical user interface)
- (countable, video games) skin (alternate appearance (texture map or geometry) for a 3D character model in a video game)
Swedish skin definition
- imperative of skina.
Tok Pisin skin definition
- skin pas (envelope)
Volapük skin definition
skin (nominative plural skins)
- mäned härminaskinik