Definition of Skirt

1. Verb. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues). "He evaded the questions skillfully"

Exact synonyms: Circumvent, Dodge, Duck, Elude, Evade, Fudge, Hedge, Parry, Put Off, Sidestep
Specialized synonyms: Beg, Quibble
Generic synonyms: Avoid
Derivative terms: Circumvention, Dodge, Dodger, Dodging, Dodging, Evasion, Hedge, Hedger, Hedging

2. Noun. Cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist.
Generic synonyms: Cloth Covering
Group relationships: Garment
Terms within: Lap, Lap Covering, Seat

3. Verb. Pass around or about; move along the border. "The boat skirted the coast"
Generic synonyms: Go By, Go Past, Pass, Pass By, Surpass, Travel By

4. Noun. A garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women.

5. Verb. Form the edge of.
Generic synonyms: Border, Bound

6. Noun. (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar.
Exact synonyms: Annulus
Category relationships: Fungi, Fungus Kingdom, Kingdom Fungi
Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure
Group relationships: Partial Veil

7. Verb. Extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle. "The forest surrounds my property"
Exact synonyms: Border, Environ, Ring, Surround
Generic synonyms: Adjoin, Contact, Meet, Touch
Specialized synonyms: Fringe, Gird, Girdle, Cloister, Close In, Enclose, Inclose, Shut In, Hem In, Cloister
Derivative terms: Border, Border, Border, Surround, Surroundings

8. Noun. Informal terms for a (young) woman.
Exact synonyms: Bird, Chick, Dame, Doll, Wench
Generic synonyms: Fille, Girl, Miss, Missy, Young Lady, Young Woman

Definition of Skirt

1. n. The lower and loose part of a coat, dress, or other like garment; the part below the waist; as, the skirt of a coat, a dress, or a mantle.

2. v. t. To cover with a skirt; to surround.

3. v. t. To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity.

Definition of Skirt

1. Noun. An article of clothing, usually worn by women and girls, that hangs from the waist and covers the lower part of the body. ¹

2. Noun. The part of a dress or robe that hangs below the waist. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) A woman. ¹

4. Noun. A part that serves as a border or edging. ¹

5. Verb. To be on or form the border of. ¹

6. Verb. To move around or along the border of; to avoid the center of. ¹

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Definition of Skirt

1. to go or pass around [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Skirt

1. 1. To cover with a skirt; to surround. "Skirted his loins and thighs with downy gold." (Milton) 2. To border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees. "When sundown skirts the moor." Origin: Skirted; Skirting. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skirt

skirt (current term)
skirt around
skirt chaser
skirt chasers
skirt flashing
skirt steak
skirting board

Literary usage of Skirt

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"tion represented skirt protectora made with plaited or fluted bands. ... Heretofore skirt protectors have been made of a plaited or fluted strip of wigan or ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... ч The branchial chamber formed by the mantle-skirt overhanging the head has been exposed by cutting along a line extending backward from the letters »d ..."

3. The House and Home: A Practical Book by Lyman Abbott (1896)
"These measurements are for the lining to a plain skirt, where the outside, or dress material is cut to the same size, or for the foundation skirt of a ..."

4. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"The margin : as the skirt or external eye xternal periphery of a mill-stone ; eg from the to the skirt the leader-furrows run. Fig. 5138 Hoop-skirt- 2. ..."

5. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (1894)
"In the latter end of Queen Anne's reign, and in the beginning of the reign of King George the First,—coat-pockets were cut very low down in the ' skirt. ..."

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