Definitions of skin

  1. strike against an object, as of one's toe or foot
  2. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  3. a natural protective covering of the body; site of the sense of touch; " your skin is the largest organ of your body"
  4. body covering of a living animal
  5. the rind of a fruit or vegetable
  6. the tissue forming the hard outer layer ( of e. g. a fruit)
  7. bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; " The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
  8. an outer surface ( usually thin); " the skin of an airplane"
  9. a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the skin of an animal
  10. a person's skin regarded as their life; " he tried to save his skin"
  11. strike against an object; " She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken"
  12. strip the skin off; " pare apples"
  13. The external membranous integument of an animal.
  14. 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.
  15. A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See Bottle, 1.
  16. The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of fruits and plants.
  17. That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.
  18. 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.
  19. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal.
  20. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially.
  21. To strip of money or property; to cheat.
  22. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over.
  23. 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.
  24. The membrano on the surface of the body of an animal which forms its outside covering; hide; pelt; bark; rind, or peel; as, the skin of an orange; a vessel made of an animal's hide, for holding liquids.
  25. To strip the outer membrane from; flay; peel.
  26. Skinned.
  27. Skinning.
  28. The natural outer covering of an animal body: a hide: the bark or rind of plants, etc.
  29. To cover with skin: to cover the surface of: to strip the skin from, to peel.
  30. To be covered with a skin:- pr. p. skinning; pa. t. and pa. p. skinned.
  31. SKINNER.
  32. Covering of the flesh; hide; rind.
  33. To be covered with a skin.
  34. To cover with skin; strip the skin from.
  35. To cover or be covered with skin.
  36. The membranous external covering of an animal; outer covering of fruit; hide; rind; pelt.
  37. A vessel made of skin.
  38. An outside layer; membrane.
  39. The natural outer covering of an animal; a hide; the bark of a plant.
  40. To strip off the skin or hide; to flay; to peel; to cover with skin; to cover the surface of.
  41. To be covered with skin.
  42. To strip the hide or covering from; to flay; to cover with skin; to acquire a skin.
  43. The external covering of an animal, plant, fruit, or seed.

Usage examples for skin

  1. I thought Charlie was going to be a poor little country doctor, because he was studying medicine with another country doctor, and he couldn't go to college to save his skin. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  2. But you are the civillest chap ever worked under me and the best workman, take you altogether, and I can't bear to see you kept in the dark, when you are the man whose skin- only- if I act like a man to you, will you act like one to me?" – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  3. Green was the skin of his body, green were his eyes, green was the long, long beard that reached down to his feet. – The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
  4. Anyhow, I guess Miss Margaret would like the skin. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  5. It is only skin deep, and makes me wish all the more to have her with my uncle for a time. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  6. Then she took the skin off Vittie for about ten minutes. – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  7. Though his skin is white, his heart is the heart of an Umzimvubu. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  8. " Took the skin off, I should say, Dick," said Bob Roberts, who had heard the old man's words. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  9. Wasn't the old fellow going to notice the skin? – Seven Icelandic Short Stories by Various
  10. Ethie's hands were tightly locked together now, and her teeth shut so tightly over her lips that the thin skin was broken, and a drop of blood showed upon the pale surface; but in so doing she kept back a cry of anguish which leaped up from her heart at Mrs. Dobson's words. – Ethelyn's Mistake by Mary Jane Holmes
  11. " Clothes, and hair, and eyes, and skin- all the same washed- out grey. – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  12. Did I expect the man to change his skin? – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  13. You'll get wet to the skin. – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  14. There is always a woman under the skin of the old troubadour. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  15. He answered, " I sold my cow's skin in the town, for three hundred thalers." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  16. What does it do to your skin? – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  17. The skin must be stretched and pulled till it will stretch no more. – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
  18. Her skin was very clear. – The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
  19. Of course, but you would only see four on the skin. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford