Definition of Skin

1. Noun. A natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch. "Your skin is the largest organ of your body"

2. Verb. Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling.
Exact synonyms: Clamber, Scramble, Shin, Shinny, Sputter, Struggle
Generic synonyms: Climb
Derivative terms: Clamber, Struggle

3. Noun. An outer surface (usually thin). "The skin of an airplane"
Group relationships: Aircraft
Generic synonyms: Surface

4. Verb. Bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of. "Did he skin his foot? "; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
Exact synonyms: Scrape
Generic synonyms: Injure, Wound
Derivative terms: Scrape

5. Noun. Body covering of a living animal.
Exact synonyms: Hide, Pelt
Generic synonyms: Body Covering

6. Verb. Remove the bark of a tree. "They skin the trees"
Exact synonyms: Bark
Generic synonyms: Strip
Derivative terms: Bark

7. Noun. A person's skin regarded as their life. ; "He tried to save his skin"
Generic synonyms: Aliveness, Animation, Life, Living

8. Verb. Strip the skin off. "The chefs skin the vegetables"; "Pare apples"
Exact synonyms: Pare, Peel
Specialized synonyms: Peel Off, Flay
Generic synonyms: Strip
Derivative terms: Parer, Paring, Peel, Peeler, Peeler, Skinner

9. Noun. The rind of a fruit or vegetable.
Exact synonyms: Peel
Generic synonyms: Rind
Group relationships: Edible Fruit
Specialized synonyms: Jacket, Banana Peel, Banana Skin, Lemon Peel, Lemon Rind, Orange Peel, Orange Rind
Derivative terms: Peel

10. Noun. A bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal.
Generic synonyms: Bag
Specialized synonyms: Water Skin, Waterskin, Wineskin

Definition of Skin

1. n. The external membranous integument of an animal.

2. v. t. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal.

3. v. i. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over.

Definition of Skin

1. Noun. The outer protective layer of the body of any animal, including of a human. ¹

2. Noun. The outer protective layer of the fruit of a plant. ¹

3. Noun. The skin and fur of an individual animal used by humans for clothing, upholstery, etc. ¹

4. Noun. A congealed layer on the surface of a liquid. ¹

5. Noun. (countable computing) A set of resources that modifies the appearance and/or layout of the graphical user interface of a computer program. ¹

6. Noun. (countable slang) Rolling paper for cigarettes. ¹

7. Noun. (countable slang) Short for skinhead. ¹

8. Noun. (Australia) A subgroup within an Australian aboriginal people, also called a section, subsection, or moiety. These divisions are cultural, not related to a person's physical skin. (Reference: ''Macquarie Aboriginal Words'', Macquarie University, 1994, paperback ISBN 0-949757-79-9, introduction.) ¹

9. Noun. (countable video games) An alternate appearance (texture map or geometry) for a 3D character model in a video game. ¹

10. Noun. (slang) nudity, particular bare breasts. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To injure the skin of. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To remove the skin and/or fur of an animal or a human. ¹

13. Verb. (colloquial) To high five. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive computing colloquial) To apply a skin to (a computer program). ¹

15. Verb. (UK soccer transitive) To use tricks to go past a defender. ¹

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Definition of Skin

1. to strip or deprive of skin (the membranous tissue covering the body of an animal) [v SKINNED, SKINNING, SKINS]

Medical Definition of Skin

1. 1. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal. 2. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially. "It will but skin and film the ulcerous place." (Shak) 3. To strip of money or property; to cheat. Origin: Skinned; Skinning. 1. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over. 2. 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. 1. The external membranous integument of an animal. In man, and the vertebrates generally, the skin consist of two layers, an outer nonsensitive and nonvascular epidermis, cuticle, or skarfskin, composed of cells which are constantly growing and multiplying in the deeper, and being thrown off in the superficial, layers; and an inner sensitive, and vascular dermis, cutis, corium, or true skin, composed mostly of connective tissue. 2. 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. 3. A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See Bottle. "Skins of wine." 4. The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of fruits and plants. 5. 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. Skin friction, Skin resistance, the friction, or resistance, caused by the tendency of water to adhere to the immersed surface (skin) of a vessel. Skin graft, a small portion of skin used in the process of grafting. See Graft. Skin moth, any insect which destroys the prepared skins of animals, especially the larva of Dermestes and Anthrenus. Skin of the teeth, nothing, or next to nothing; the least possible hold or advantage. Skin wool, wool taken from dead sheep. Origin: Icel. Skinn; akin to Sw. Skinn, Dan. Skind, AS. Scinn, G. Schined to skin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skin

skimp and save
skimp over
skin (current term)
skin-muscle reflexes
skin-puncture test
skin-pupillary reflex
skin aging
skin and bone
skin and bones

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