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Definitions of skin

  1. strike against an object, as of one's toe or foot Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. remove the bark of a tree Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a natural protective covering of the body; site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. body covering of a living animal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the rind of a fruit or vegetable Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. an outer surface (usually thin); "the skin of an airplane" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the skin of an animal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a person's skin regarded as their life; "he tried to save his skin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. strike against an object; "She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. strip the skin off; "pare apples" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. The external membranous integument of an animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See Bottle, 1. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of fruits and plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To strip of money or property; to cheat. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To strip the outer membrane from; flay; peel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Skinned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Skinning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. The membranous covering of the body, cutis, integumentum commune. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  30. Thin membranous sheet enveloping the body. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  31. To strip the skin from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The natural outer covering of an animal body: a hide: the bark or rind of plants, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. To cover with skin: to cover the surface of: to strip the skin from, to peel. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. To be covered with a skin:-pr.p. skinning; pa.t. and pa.p. skinned. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. SKINNER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. Covering of the flesh; hide; rind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. To be covered with a skin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To cover with skin; strip the skin from. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. To cover or be covered with skin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. The membranous external covering of an animal; outer covering of fruit; hide; rind; pelt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A vessel made of skin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. An outside layer; membrane. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. The natural outer covering of an animal; a hide; the bark of a plant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To strip off the skin or hide; to flay; to peel; to cover with skin; to cover the surface of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To be covered with skin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. The external and natural covering of an animal's body; the bark of a plant; the husk or rind of fruits or seeds. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. To strip the hide or covering from; to flay; to cover with skin; to acquire a skin. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. The external covering of an animal, plant, fruit, or seed. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  49. n. The external covering of an animal, plant, fruit, or seed. na
  50. skin, n. the natural outer covering of an animal body: a hide: the bark or rind of plants, &c.: the inside covering of the ribs of a ship: a drink of whisky hot.--v.t. to cover with skin: to cover the surface of: to strip the skin from, to peel: to plunder, cheat: to answer an examination paper, &c., by unfair means.--v.i. to become covered with skin: to sneak off:--pr.p. skin'ning; pa.t. and pa.p. skinned.--adj. SKIN'-DEEP, as deep as the skin only: superficial.--ns. SKIN'FLINT, one who takes the smallest gains: a very niggardly person; SKIN'FUL, as much as one can hold, esp. of liquor.--adj. SKIN'LESS, having no skin, or a very thin one.--ns. SKIN'NER; SKIN'NINESS.--adjs. SKIN'NY, consisting of skin or of skin only: wanting flesh; SKIN'-TIGHT, fitting close to the skin.--n. SKIN'-WOOL, wool pulled from the skin of a dead sheep.--BY, or WITH, THE SKIN OF ONE'S TEETH, very narrowly; CLEAN SKINS, unbranded cattle; SAVE ONE'S SKIN, to escape without injury. [A.S. scinn; Ice. skinn, skin, Ger. schinden, to flay.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  51. Cutis-s. Bronzed, see Capsule, renal. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  52. [Latin] The epithelial and connective-tissue layer investing the entire outer surface of the body. Its epithelial layer or Epidermis (Scarf-s., Cuticle) consists from without inward of (1) the Corneous layer (Stratum corneum), composed of several layers of flattened, horny cells; (2) Stratum lucidum, or Stratum of Oehl, five or six layers of transparent nucleated cells; (3) Granular layer (Layer of Langerhans, Stratum granulosum), composed of flattened, granular, nucleated cells; (4) Mucous layer (Layer of Malpighi, Stratum mucosum, Rete mucosum, Rete Malpighii), rounded, polygonal, or columnar pigmented cells, the more superficial of which are connected together by processes (prickle cells, forming the Prickle layer). The corium or True s. (Cutis vera, Derma) is separated from the epidermis by a basement membrane, and consists of connective tissue, which is the superficial (or Papillary layer) is arranged in small prominences (papillae) containing the terminal expansions of the blood-vessels and nerves; and in its deeper layer (Reticular layer) is composed of dense interlacing fibres. The Subcutaneus connective tissue consists of bundles of fibres rising obliquely from the fasciae and the other deeper structures and merging into the corium. It contains vessels, nerves, lymphatics, and usually fat. The Appendages of the s. are the nails; the hairs, which rise from follicles situated mainly in the subcutaneous tissue; muscles (arrectores pili) stretching from the corium to the hair-follicles; sebaceous glands situated in the corium; and sweat-glands in the subcutaneous tissue. The function of the skin is to protect the subjacent parts, to regulate the body-temperature, and to throw off carbon dioxide, water, and other excreta. na
  53. Flexible continuous covering of human or other animal body (with a whole s., unwounded; save one\'s s., get off safe; change one\'s s., undergo impossible change of character &c.; would not be in his s., should not like to be he; is only s. & bone, very thin, & so skinny a., skinniness n.; escape with the s. of one\'s teeth, narrowly; thick, thin, s., imperviousness, sensitiveness, to affront or criticism; fair, dark, &c., s., complexion; near is my shirt, nearer my s.); hide of flayed animal with or without the hair &c.; material prepared from ss. esp. of smaller animals (cf. hide); vessel for wine or water made of animal\'s whole s.; outer coating of plant, fruit, &c., rind; planking or plating of ship or boat inside or outside ribs; GOLD-beaters s.; s.-bound, with s. tightly stretched over flesh; s.-deep, (of wound, also of emotion, impression, &c.) superficial, not deep or lasting; s.-friction, lateral resistance to way of ship &c. passing through water; skinful (of wine &c., or abs.), as much liquor as one can hold; s.-grafting, surgical substitution of s. cut from another part or person for damaged part. Hence -skinned, skinless, aa. [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. Cover (sore &c., usu. over) as with s., (of wound &c.) form or become covered with new s., cicatrize, (usu. over); strip of s., withdraw s. from, flay, (keep your eyes skinned slang, be watchful or cautious), (colloq.) strip oneself, strip (another), of tight garment such as jersey; skinflint, niggard, miser. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  55. The outer integument composed of epidermis and corium. American pocket medical dictionary.
  56. The external covering of the body in man and in most of the lower animals. It consists of three layers: the epidermis, corium, and subcutaneous connective tissue. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  57. (Naut.) The inner planking. S. of a sail, that part of a sail which is outside when it is furled. To S. up a sail in the bunt, give it a smooth skin by furling it well up on the yard. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  58. n. [Anglo axon , Icelandic , German] The external membranous envelope of animal bodies; —skin of an animal separated from the body; a hide; a pelt;—the exterior coat of fruits and plants; the husk or bark;-colloquially, the body; the person. Cabinet Dictionary

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