SKIN

hide, pelt, skin

(noun) body covering of a living animal

skin

(noun) an outer surface (usually thin); “the skin of an airplane”

skin

(noun) a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal

skin, tegument, cutis

(noun) a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; “your skin is the largest organ of your body”

peel, skin

(noun) the rind of a fruit or vegetable

baldhead, baldpate, baldy, skinhead, skin

(noun) a person whose head is bald or shaved

skinhead, skin

(noun) a member of any of several British or American groups consisting predominantly of young people who shave their heads; some engage in white supremacist and anti-immigrant activities and this leads to the perception that all skinheads are racist and violent

skin

(noun) a person’s skin regarded as their life; “he tried to save his skin”

skin, peel, pare

(verb) strip the skin off; “pare apples”

bark, skin

(verb) remove the bark of a tree

skin, scrape

(verb) bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; “The boy skinned his knee when he fell”

clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter

(verb) climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

skin (countable and uncountable, plural skins)

(uncountable) The outer protective layer of the body of any animal, including of a human.

(uncountable) The outer protective layer of the fruit of a plant.

(countable) The skin and fur of an individual animal used by humans for clothing, upholstery, etc.

(countable) A congealed layer on the surface of a liquid.

(countable, computing, graphical user interface) A set of resources that modifies the appearance and/or layout of the graphical user interface of a computer program.

(countable, video games) An alternate appearance (texture map or geometry) for a character model in a video game.

(countable, slang) Rolling paper for cigarettes.

(countable, slang) Clipping of skinhead.

(Australia) A subgroup of Australian aboriginal people; such divisions are cultural and not related to an individual′s physical skin.

(slang) Bare flesh, particularly bare breasts.

A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids.

(nautical) That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.

(nautical) 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.

A drink of whisky served hot.

(slang, Irish, British) person, chap

Synonyms

• (outer covering of living tissue): dermis, integument, tegument

• (outer protective layer of a plant or animal): peel (of fruit or vegetable), pericarp

• (skin of an animal used by humans): hide, pelt

• (congealed layer on the surface of a liquid): film

• (subgroup of Australian Aboriginals): moiety, section, subsection

Hyponyms

(Hyponyms of the noun skin):

• banana skin

• buckskin

• calfskin

• cumskin

• deerskin

• doeskin

• goatskin

• goose skin

• lambskin

• loinskin

• moleskin

• pigskin

• sealskin

• second skin

• sharkskin

• sheepskin

• snakeskin

• waterskin

• wineskin

• yakskin

Verb

skin (third-person singular simple present skins, present participle skinning, simple past and past participle skinned)

(transitive) To injure the skin of.

(transitive) To remove the skin and/or fur of an animal or a human.

(colloquial) To high five.

(transitive, computing, colloquial) To apply a skin to (a computer program).

(UK, soccer, transitive) To use tricks to go past a defender.

(intransitive) To become covered with skin.

(transitive) To cover with skin, or as if with skin; hence, to cover superficially.

(US, slang, archaic) To produce, in recitation, examination, etc, the work of another for one's own, or to use cribs, memoranda, etc, which are prohibited.

(slang, dated) To strip of money or property; to cheat.

Synonyms

• (injure the skin of): bark, chafe, excoriate, graze, scrape

• (remove the skin of): flay, fleece, flense, scalp

Anagrams

• -kins, Sink, inks, k'ins, kins, sink

Source: Wiktionary


Skin, n. Etym: [Icel. skinn; akin to Sw. skinn, Dan. skind, AS. scinn, G. schined to skin.]

1. (Anat.)

Definition: The external membranous integument of an animal.

Note: In man, and the vertebrates generally, the skin consist of two layers, an outer nonsensitive and nonvascular epidermis, cuticle, or skarfskin, composed of cells which are constantly growing and multiplying in the deeper, and being thrown off in the superficial, layers; and an inner sensitive, and vascular dermis, cutis, corium, or true skin, composed mostly of connective tissue.

2. 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.

3. A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See Bottle, 1. "Skins of wine." Tennyson.

4. The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of fruits and plants.

5. (Naut.) (a) That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole. Totten. (b) 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. Skin friction, Skin resistance (Naut.), the friction, or resistance, caused by the tendency of water to adhere to the immersed surface (skin) of a vessel.

– Skin graft (Surg.), a small portion of skin used in the process of grafting. See Graft, v. t., 2.

– Skin moth (Zoöl.), any insect which destroys the prepared skins of animals, especially the larva of Dermestes and Anthrenus.

– Skin of the teeth, nothing, or next to nothing; the least possible hold or advantage. Job xix. 20.

– Skin wool, wool taken from dead sheep.

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.

2. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially. It will but skin and film the ulcerous place. Shak.

3. To strip of money or property; to cheat. [Slang]

Skin, v. i.

1. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over.

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. [College Cant, U.S.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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Coffee dates back to the 9th century. Goat herders in Ethiopia noticed their goats seem to be “dancing” after eating berries from a particular shrub. They reported it to the local monastery, and a monk made a drink out of it. The monk found out he felt energized and kept him awake at night. That’s how the first coffee drink was born.

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