Definition of Skim

1. Noun. A thin layer covering the surface of a liquid. "There was a thin skim of oil on the water"

Generic synonyms: Cover, Covering, Natural Covering

2. Verb. Travel on the surface of water.
Exact synonyms: Plane
Generic synonyms: Glide
Specialized synonyms: Aquaplane, Aquaplane

3. Adjective. Used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed. "She can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter"
Exact synonyms: Skimmed
Similar to: Fat-free, Fatless, Nonfat

4. Noun. Reading or glancing through quickly.
Exact synonyms: Skimming
Generic synonyms: Reading

5. Verb. Move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of.
Exact synonyms: Skim Over
Generic synonyms: Touch

6. Verb. Examine hastily. "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
Exact synonyms: Glance Over, Rake, Run Down, Scan
Generic synonyms: Examine, See
Derivative terms: Skimming

7. Verb. Cause to skip over a surface. "Skip a stone across the pond"
Exact synonyms: Skip, Skitter
Generic synonyms: Throw

8. Verb. Coat (a liquid) with a layer.
Generic synonyms: Coat, Surface

9. Verb. Remove from the surface. "Skim cream from the surface of milk"
Exact synonyms: Cream, Cream Off, Skim Off
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Also: Cream Off, Skim Off
Derivative terms: Skimmer, Skimming

10. Verb. Read superficially.
Exact synonyms: Skim Over
Generic synonyms: Read
Derivative terms: Skimmer, Skimming

Definition of Skim

1. v. t. To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth.

2. v. i. To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface.

3. a. Contraction of Skimming and Skimmed.

4. n. Scum; refuse.

Definition of Skim

1. Verb. (transitive) to throw an object so it bounces on water (''skimming stones'') ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to ricochet ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to read quickly, skipping some detail ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to scrape off; to remove (something) from a surface ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to carefully remove the cream that floats on top of fresh milk ¹

6. Adjective. (context: of milk) Having lowered fat content. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skim

1. to remove floating matter from the surface of [v SKIMMED, SKIMMING, SKIMS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skim

skilligalee
skilligolee
skilling
skillings
skillion
skillions
skillless
skillo
skills
skillset
skillsets
skilly
skillygalee
skils
skilts
skim-milk
skim milk
skim milks
skim off
skim over
skimback
skimbacks
skimble-skamble
skimble-skamble stuff
skimboard
skimboarder
skimboarders
skimboarding
skimboards

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