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kilt

 (kĭlt)
n.
1. A knee-length skirt with deep pleats, usually of a tartan wool, worn as part of the dress for men in the Scottish Highlands.
2. A similar skirt worn by women, girls, and boys.
tr.v. kilt·ed, kilt·ing, kilts
To tuck up (something) around the body.

[From kilt, to tuck up, from Middle English kilten, of Scandinavian origin.]

kilt

(kɪlt)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a knee-length pleated skirt-like garment, esp one in tartan, as worn by men in Scottish Highland dress
vb (tr)
1. (Clothing & Fashion) to tuck (a skirt) up around one's body
2. (Clothing & Fashion) to put pleats in (cloth, a skirt, etc)
[C18: of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish kilte to tuck up, Old Swedish kilta lap]
ˈkilted adj
ˈkiltˌlike adj

kilt

(kɪlt)
n.
1. a pleated, knee-length tartan skirt worn by Scotsmen in the Highlands or in some military regiments.
2. a skirt modeled on this, for women and girls.
v.t.
3. to draw or tuck up, as the skirt, about oneself.
4. to provide with a kilt.
[1300–50; Middle English kylte, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Dan kilte to tuck up]
kilt′like`, adj.

kilt


Past participle: kilted
Gerund: kilting

Imperative
kilt
kilt
Present
I kilt
you kilt
he/she/it kilts
we kilt
you kilt
they kilt
Preterite
I kilted
you kilted
he/she/it kilted
we kilted
you kilted
they kilted
Present Continuous
I am kilting
you are kilting
he/she/it is kilting
we are kilting
you are kilting
they are kilting
Present Perfect
I have kilted
you have kilted
he/she/it has kilted
we have kilted
you have kilted
they have kilted
Past Continuous
I was kilting
you were kilting
he/she/it was kilting
we were kilting
you were kilting
they were kilting
Past Perfect
I had kilted
you had kilted
he/she/it had kilted
we had kilted
you had kilted
they had kilted
Future
I will kilt
you will kilt
he/she/it will kilt
we will kilt
you will kilt
they will kilt
Future Perfect
I will have kilted
you will have kilted
he/she/it will have kilted
we will have kilted
you will have kilted
they will have kilted
Future Continuous
I will be kilting
you will be kilting
he/she/it will be kilting
we will be kilting
you will be kilting
they will be kilting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kilting
you have been kilting
he/she/it has been kilting
we have been kilting
you have been kilting
they have been kilting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kilting
you will have been kilting
he/she/it will have been kilting
we will have been kilting
you will have been kilting
they will have been kilting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kilting
you had been kilting
he/she/it had been kilting
we had been kilting
you had been kilting
they had been kilting
Conditional
I would kilt
you would kilt
he/she/it would kilt
we would kilt
you would kilt
they would kilt
Past Conditional
I would have kilted
you would have kilted
he/she/it would have kilted
we would have kilted
you would have kilted
they would have kilted

kilt

A knee-length, skirtlike garment worn by men as part of traditional Scottish Highland dress.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kilt - a knee-length pleated tartan skirt worn by men as part of the traditional dress in the Highlands of northern Scotlandkilt - a knee-length pleated tartan skirt worn by men as part of the traditional dress in the Highlands of northern Scotland
skirt - a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
Translations
skotská sukně
kilt
kiltti
kilt
skót szoknya
skotapils
キルト
킬트
kiltasškotų sijonėlis
svārciņi
kilt
kilt
kilt
İskoç etekliğikilt
váy Scotland

kilt

[kɪlt] Nfalda f escocesa

kilt

[ˈkɪlt] nkilt m

kilt

nKilt m, → Schottenrock m

kilt

[kɪlt] nkilt m inv

kilt

(kilt) noun
an item of Scottish national dress, a pleated tartan skirt reaching to the knees and traditionally worn by men.

kilt

تَنُّورَةٌ قَصِّيرَةٌ بِهَا ثَنِيَّاتٍ وَاسِعَةٍ skotská sukně kilt Schottenrock κιλτ falda escocesa kiltti kilt kilt kilt キルト 킬트 kilt kilt męska spódnica szkocka kilt килт kilt กระโปรงสั้นแค่เข่าจับจีบลายตาใส่ทั้งชายและหญิงในสก๊อตแลนด์ kilt váy Scotland 苏格兰方格呢短裙
References in classic literature ?
If so be a time comes when yeh have to be kilt or do a mean thing, why, Henry, don't think of anything 'cept what's right, because there's many a woman has to bear up
exclaimed the veteran German, looking over the side of the sleigh with unusual emotion, “put you will preak ter sleigh and kilt ter horses
Not only did he not wear pants, and was barefooted and barelegged, but about his middle, just like any black, he wore a brilliant-coloured loin- cloth, that, like a kilt, fell nearly to his sunburnt knees.
He thought I had been kind to him, and said to a fellow-student of mine, 'Tell the Doctor I lave him me bones, for I've nothing else in the wide world, and I'll nos be wanting 'em at all, at all, when the great pain hat kilt me entirely.
They were forbidden to wear the kilt or the tartan, and everything was done to make them speak English and forget Gaelic.
They stripped him of his powers; they stripped him of his lands; they plucked the weapons from the hands of his clansmen, that had borne arms for thirty centuries; ay, and the very clothes off their backs -- so that it's now a sin to wear a tartan plaid, and a man may be cast into a gaol if he has but a kilt about his legs.
The business was of too modest a character to support a life-size Highlander, but it maintained a little one on a bracket on the door-post, who looked like a fallen Cherub that had found it necessary to take to a kilt.
The public costume of the young people was of the Highland kind, but the night being damp and cold, the young gentleman wore over his kilt a man's pea jacket reaching to his ankles, and a glazed hat; the young lady too was muffled in an old cloth pelisse and had a handkerchief tied about her head.
And that was he also in kilts, at the age of five, wearing long curls and holding a whip in his hand.
Knowing the effect of show and dress upon men in savage life, and wishing to make a favorable impression as the eris, or chiefs, of the great American Fur Company, some of them appeared in Highland plaids and kilts to the great admiration of the natives.
Then dressing in Highland plaids and kilts, and making similar arrangements, with presents of rum, wine, or anything that is at hand.
But now a second regiment, distinguished by white plumes, kilts, and shields, was moving to the attack of the two thousand remaining Greys, who stood waiting in the same ominous silence as before, till the foe was within forty yards or so, when they hurled themselves with irresistible force upon them.