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Definitions of skin

  1. To be covered with skin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To cover or be covered with skin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To strip of money or property; to cheat. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To strip the outer membrane from; flay; peel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. 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.
  8. To cover with skin; strip the skin from. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. To be covered with a skin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. strike against an object, as of one's toe or foot Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. strip the skin off; "pare apples" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Skinning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. the rind of a fruit or vegetable Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. an outer surface (usually thin); "the skin of an airplane" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the skin of an animal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a person's skin regarded as their life; "he tried to save his skin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. The external membranous integument of an animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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
  26. A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See Bottle, 1. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of fruits and plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. SKINNER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. Covering of the flesh; hide; rind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. 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.
  35. A vessel made of skin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. An outside layer; membrane. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. 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.
  38. The external covering of an animal, plant, fruit, or seed. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  39. Skinned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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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
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