skin

skin
noun
1》 the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal.
    ↘the skin of a dead animal used as material for clothing or other items.
    ↘a container made from the skin of an animal, used for holding liquids.
2》 the peel or outer layer of a fruit or vegetable.
    ↘the outermost layer of a structure such as an aircraft.
    ↘the thin outer covering of a sausage.
    ↘a thin layer forming on the surface of a hot liquid as it cools.
3》 informal a drum or drum head.
4》 [as modifier] informal relating to or denoting pornography: the skin trade.
5》 Brit. informal a skinhead.
6》 informal a cigarette paper.
verb (skins, skinning, skinned)
1》 remove the skin from.
    ↘graze (a part of one's body).
2》 (of a wound) form new skin.
3》 informal take money from or swindle.
4》 Soccer, informal take the ball past (a defender) with ease.
5》 (skin up) Brit. informal make a cannabis cigarette.
Phrases
be skin and bone be very thin.
by the skin of one's teeth by a very narrow margin.
get under someone's skin informal
1》 annoy or irritate someone intensely.
2》 fill someone's mind in a compelling and persistent way.
3》 reach or display a deep understanding of someone.
give someone (some) skin US black slang shake or slap hands together as a gesture of friendship or solidarity.
have a thick (or thin) skin be insensitive (or oversensitive) to criticism or insults.
it's no skin off my nose informal I am not offended or adversely affected.
keep (or sleep in) a whole skin archaic escape being wounded or injured.
skin and blister Brit. rhyming slang a person's sister.
under the skin in reality, as opposed to superficial appearances.
Derivatives
skinless adjective
skinned adjective
skinner noun
Origin
OE scinn, from ON skinn.

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  • skin — [skin] n. [ME skinn < ON, akin to Ger schinden, to flay, peel < IE * (s)ken(d) , to split off (< base * sek , to cut: see SAW1) > OIr ceinn, a scale, scurf] 1. the outer covering or integument of the animal body 2. such a covering,… …   English World dictionary

  • skin — n Skin, hide, pelt, rind, bark, peel can all denote an outer removable coat which adheres to and protects the inner tissues of a body or organism. Skin, the most general term, applies especially to the outer covering of animals, whether it is as… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Skin — Skin, n. [Icel. skinn; akin to Sw. skinn, Dan. skind, AS. scinn, G. schined to skin.] 1. (Anat.) The external membranous integument of an animal. [1913 Webster] Note: In man, and the vertebrates generally, the skin consist of two layers, an outer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skin — ► NOUN 1) the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal. 2) the skin of a dead animal used as material for clothing or other items. 3) the peel or outer layer of a fruit or vegetable. 4) an outer… …   English terms dictionary

  • Skin — (englisch für „Haut“ oder „Verkleidung“) steht für: Skin (Computer), eine Einstellungsdatei für Computerprogramme, die das Erscheinungsbild der Bedienungsoberfläche (GUI) festlegt den Künstlernamen der britischen Sängerin Deborah Anne Dyer (Skunk …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Skin — Skin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skinned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skinning}.] 1. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skin — tiene varias entradas: El grupo musical japonés de nombre S.K.I.N. El grupo de rock Skin de Caracas Venezuela. La canción Skin de la cantante Madonna. El apócope de skinhead término inglés para el movimiento obrero también conocido como cabezas… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Skin — o skin head (ingl.; pronunc. [esquín] o [esquín jéd]; pl. «skins» o «skin heads») n. Cabeza rapada. * * * A la madre Nat y su hijo Dagr se les dieron carros engalanados con piedras preciosas para que conduzcan alrededor de la Tierra, uno detrás… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Skin — Skin, v. i. 1. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over. [1913 Webster] 2. 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skin up — (slang) To make a marijuana joint (see the corresponding sense of the n above) • • • Main Entry: ↑skin * * * ˌskin ˈup derived (BrE, informal) to make a cigarette containing ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Skin — der; s, s <zu engl. skin »Haut«> Kurzform von ↑Skinhead …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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