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skip·per 1

 (skĭp′ər)
n.
1. Nautical The master of a ship.
2. A coach, director, or other leader.
tr.v. skip·pered, skip·per·ing, skip·pers
To act as the skipper of.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch, from scip, ship.]

skip·per 2

 (skĭp′ər)
n.
1. One that skips.
2. Any of numerous butterflies of the families Hesperiidae and Megathymidae, having a hairy mothlike body, hooked tips on the antennae, and a darting flight pattern.
3. Any of several marine fishes that often leap above water, especially a saury.

skipper

(ˈskɪpə)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the captain of any vessel
2. (Aeronautics) the captain of an aircraft
3. a manager or leader, as of a sporting team
vb
to act as skipper (of)
[C14: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schipper shipper]

skipper

(ˈskɪpə)
n
1. a person or thing that skips
2. (Animals) any small butterfly of the family Hesperiidae, having a hairy mothlike body and erratic darting flight
3. (Animals) another name for saury

skip•per1

(ˈskɪp ər)

n.
1. the master or captain of a vessel, esp. of a small trading or fishing vessel.
2. a captain or leader, as of a team.
v.t.
3. to act as skipper of.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch schipper=schip ship + -er -er1]

skip•per2

(ˈskɪp ər)

n.
1. one that skips.
2. any of various insects that hop or fly with jerky motions.
3. any of numerous quick-flying insects of the superfamily Hesperioidea, characterized by a stout body and clubbed antennae with a hook on the end, closely related to the true butterflies.
[1200–50]

skipper


Past participle: skippered
Gerund: skippering

Imperative
skipper
skipper
Present
I skipper
you skipper
he/she/it skippers
we skipper
you skipper
they skipper
Preterite
I skippered
you skippered
he/she/it skippered
we skippered
you skippered
they skippered
Present Continuous
I am skippering
you are skippering
he/she/it is skippering
we are skippering
you are skippering
they are skippering
Present Perfect
I have skippered
you have skippered
he/she/it has skippered
we have skippered
you have skippered
they have skippered
Past Continuous
I was skippering
you were skippering
he/she/it was skippering
we were skippering
you were skippering
they were skippering
Past Perfect
I had skippered
you had skippered
he/she/it had skippered
we had skippered
you had skippered
they had skippered
Future
I will skipper
you will skipper
he/she/it will skipper
we will skipper
you will skipper
they will skipper
Future Perfect
I will have skippered
you will have skippered
he/she/it will have skippered
we will have skippered
you will have skippered
they will have skippered
Future Continuous
I will be skippering
you will be skippering
he/she/it will be skippering
we will be skippering
you will be skippering
they will be skippering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skippering
you have been skippering
he/she/it has been skippering
we have been skippering
you have been skippering
they have been skippering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skippering
you will have been skippering
he/she/it will have been skippering
we will have been skippering
you will have been skippering
they will have been skippering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skippering
you had been skippering
he/she/it had been skippering
we had been skippering
you had been skippering
they had been skippering
Conditional
I would skipper
you would skipper
he/she/it would skipper
we would skipper
you would skipper
they would skipper
Past Conditional
I would have skippered
you would have skippered
he/she/it would have skippered
we would have skippered
you would have skippered
they would have skippered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skipper - a student who fails to attend classes
educatee, pupil, student - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
2.skipper - an officer who is licensed to command a merchant shipskipper - an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
ship's officer, officer - a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel; "he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines"
3.skipper - the naval officer in command of a military ship
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
commissioned naval officer - a commissioned officer in the navy
flag captain - the captain of a flagship
Verb1.skipper - work as the skipper on a vessel
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
Translations
قائِد السَّفينَه او الطائِرَهيَقود
kapitánvelet
holdkaptajnskipper
kapitánya
flug-/skipstjóri; fyrirliîivera fyrirliîi, stjórna
škiperis
būt kapteinimkapteinis
kaptankaptanlık yapmakreis

skipper

[ˈskɪpəʳ]
A. N (Sport) → capitán/ana m/f (Naut) → capitán/ana m/f, patrón/a m/f
well, you're the skipperbueno, tú eres el jefe
B. VT [+ boat] → capitanear, patronear; [+ team] → capitanear

skipper

[ˈskɪpər]
n
[boat] → skipper m
[team] → capitaine mf
vt
[+ boat] → commander; [+ sailing boat] → skipper
[+ team] → diriger

skipper

nKapitän(in) m(f); aye, aye skipper!jawohl, Käpt’n!
vtanführen; the team was skippered by XKapitän(in) der Mannschaft war X

skipper

[ˈskɪpəʳ]
1. n (Sport, Naut) → capitano; (in boat race) → skipper m inv
2. vt (boat) → essere al comando di; (sports team) → capitanare

skipper

(ˈskipə) noun
the captain of a ship, aeroplane or team.
verb
to act as skipper of. Who skippered the team?
References in classic literature ?
You see, Miss Denison," I continued ecstatically, "our rough old diamond of a skipper is the right man in the right place after all.
These did more good than the pure water: the pillar of smoke became blacker, denser: we were at a crisis; a sudden hush denoted it; even our hoarse skipper stood dumb.
On the schooner were two white men, the skipper and the second mate, with half a dozen black boys.
On the morning of the third day came the skippers of the three schooners and that mate in a small boat.
The pilot grunted, while the skipper swept on with his glass from the launch to the strip of beach and to Kingston beyond, and then slowly across the entrance to Howth Head on the northern side.
What was Captain MacElrath, anyway, save a skipper, one skipper of the eighty-odd skippers that commanded the Company's eighty-odd freighters on all the highways and byways of the sea?
A very excited officer yelled at them through a speaking- trumpet, and she lay and lollopped helplessly on the water while Disko ran the "We're Here" under her lee and gave the skipper a piece of his mind.
Sprawling over that seaman's silent and trusted adviser, with one elbow upon the coast of Africa and the other planted in the neighbourhood of Cape Hatteras (it was a general track-chart of the North Atlantic), my skipper lifted his rugged, hairy face, and glared at me in a half-exasperated, half-appealing way.
She had signaled us to stop, and our skipper had ignored the order; but now she had her gun trained on us, and the second shot grazed the cabin, warning the belligerent tug-captain that it was time to obey.
She was the chattel of the Minota's splendid skipper.
Between squalls the Flibberty-Gibbet ran in to anchorage, and her skipper, Pete Oleson (brother to the Oleson of the Jessie), ancient, grizzled, wild-eyed, emaciated by fever, dragged his weary frame up the veranda steps and collapsed in a steamer-chair.
I believe he had seen us out of the window coming off to dine in the dinghy of a fourteen-ton yawl belonging to Marlow my host and skipper.