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Definitions of skin

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

inside, interior.

Quotes of skin

  1. Skin is made in large measure of a protein called collagen. – Michael Behe
  2. Being someone I'm not for a period of time and loving every minute of being in someone else's skin – Jessica Biel
  3. Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul? – Richard Corliss
  4. The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness. – Marcus Garvey
  5. I do not believe that the colour of one's skin determines whether you are disadvantaged. – Pauline Hanson
  6. Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colors that are but skin -deep. – Matthew Henry
  7. Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act. – Alfred Edward Housman
  8. I have good genes. My father is Danish and my mother is Irish and Native American. They both have good skin – Virginia Madsen
  9. If Bill jumps into something that relies on a lot of cymbals, I'll jump into something that relies on a lot of skin sounds; if he goes into metal tones, I'll go into wood, and so on. I basically play in his holes. – Pat Mastelotto
  10. What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed? – Michelangelo
  11. You know a lot of what worked on this was taken from Harry Potter 2, the little Doby character, we had a lot of our skin stuff worked out and that helped a lot. We have a lot of exchange happening. – Dennis Muren
  12. It's funny that all these goths paint their faces with such white make -up and that is the actual colour of my skin I am that pale! – Kelly Osbourne
  13. We are all Adam's children- it's just the skin that makes all the difference. – Navjot Singh Sidhu
  14. It's a sad man my friend who's livin' in his own skin and can't stand the company. – Bruce Springsteen
  15. When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly. – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for skin

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. " 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
  4. 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
  5. The skin must be stretched and pulled till it will stretch no more. – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
  6. Of course, but you would only see four on the skin – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  7. 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
  8. She knew her at once, her dark eyes, white skin the black hair that swept back from her face. – The Pioneers by Katharine Susannah Prichard
  9. Then she took the skin off Vittie for about ten minutes. – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  10. Did I expect the man to change his skin – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  11. " Clothes, and hair, and eyes, and skin all the same washed- out grey. – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  12. Anyhow, I guess Miss Margaret would like the skin – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Though his skin is white, his heart is the heart of an Umzimvubu. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  16. Her skin was very clear. – The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
  17. Wasn't the old fellow going to notice the skin – Seven Icelandic Short Stories by Various
  18. You'll get wet to the skin – The Way of an Eagle by Ethel M. Dell
  19. What does it do to your skin – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  20. He answered, " I sold my cow's skin in the town, for three hundred thalers." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers

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