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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 ?
Indeed, many are the Nantucket ships in which you will see the skipper parading his quarter-deck with an elated grandeur not surpassed in any military navy; nay, extorting almost as much outward homage as if he wore the imperial purple, and not the shabbiest of pilot-cloth.
he takes me for the hunch-backed skipper of some coasting smack.
And indeed bad as his clothes were and coarsely as he spoke, he had none of the appearance of a man who sailed before the mast, but seemed like a mate or skipper accustomed to be obeyed or to strike.
However, a malicious rogue of a skipper went to an officer, and pointing to me, told him, "I had not yet trampled on the crucifix;" but the other, who had received instructions to let me pass, gave the rascal twenty strokes on the shoulders with a bamboo; after which I was no more troubled with such questions.
The skipper was not displeased with the compliment, and went on, "When we got past the Bosphorus the men began to grumble.
Oh, fear nothing," said the skipper, showing his face.
I would say that a racing-yacht skipper who thought of nothing else but the glory of winning the race would never attain to any eminence of reputation.
The tugboat skipper told me when he came on board for your letters, sir," explained the young man.
And as to his going to sea in his chest, I recollect what happened to Skipper Onderdonk's ship on his voyage from Amsterdam.
Various were the emotions depicted upon the countenances of the starboard watch whilst listening to this address; but on its conclusion there was a general move towards the forecastle, and we soon were all busily engaged in getting ready for the holiday so auspiciously announced by the skipper.
The skipper comes up, still appealing to us to stand by and see him fetch St.
As good a boy as I want," said Revere, the admiring skipper.