Definition and Meanings for skin

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Skin is ranked 9,879 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of skin

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of skin

icel. skinn; akin to sw. skinn, dan. skind, as. scinn, g. schined to skin

Meaning of skin


as noun

  • the external membranous integument of an animal.
  • 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.
  • a vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. see bottle, 1.
  • the bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of fruits and plants.
  • that part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.;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.

as transitive verb


    as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

    • to strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal.
    • to cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially.
    • to strip of money or property; to cheat.

    as intransitive verb

    • to become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over.
    • 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.
    • No antonyms for skin

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