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skirt

 (skûrt)
n.
1. The part of a garment, such as a dress or coat, that hangs freely from the waist down.
2. A garment hanging from the waist and worn especially by women and girls.
3. A part or attachment resembling the skirt of a garment, especially:
a. One of the leather flaps hanging from the side of a saddle.
b. The lower outer section of a rocket vehicle.
c. A flexible strip hanging from the base of an air-cushion vehicle.
d. A piece of fabric that extends over or beyond something to afford protection.
e. A spray skirt.
4. An outer edge; a border or margin: a base camp on the skirt of the mountain.
5. Offensive Slang A woman.
v. skirt·ed, skirt·ing, skirts
v.tr.
1. To lie along or form the edge of; border: the creek that skirts our property.
2. To pass around rather than across or through: changed their course to skirt the storm.
3. To pass close to; miss narrowly: The bullet skirted an artery.
4. To evade, as by circumlocution: skirted the controversial issue.
v.intr.
To lie along, move along, or be an edge or a border.

[Middle English, from Old Norse skyrta, shirt; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

skirt

(skɜːt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a garment hanging from the waist, worn chiefly by women and girls
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a dress below the waist
3. (Aeronautics) Also called: apron a frieze or circular flap, as round the base of a hovercraft
4. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the flaps on a saddle that protect a rider's legs
5. (Cookery) Brit a cut of beef from the flank
6. (often plural) a margin or outlying area
7. (Textiles) NZ the lower part of a sheep's fleece
8. bit of skirt slang a girl or woman
vb
9. (tr) to form the edge of
10. (tr) to provide with a border
11. (when: intr, foll by around, along, etc) to pass (by) or be situated (near) the outer edge of (an area, etc)
12. (tr) to avoid (a difficulty, etc): he skirted the issue.
13. (Textiles) chiefly Austral and NZ to remove the trimmings or inferior wool from (a fleece)
[C13: from Old Norse skyrta shirt]
ˈskirted adj

skirt

(skɜrt)

n.
1. the part of a gown, dress, or coat that extends downward from the waist.
2. a one-piece garment extending downward from the waist and not joined between the legs, worn esp. by women and girls.
3. some part resembling or suggesting the skirt of a garment, as the flared lip of a bell.
4. a small leather flap on each side of a saddle, covering the metal bar from which the stirrup hangs.
5. Also called apron. a flat, horizontal wooden piece, often ornamental, set immediately beneath a tabletop, chair seat, base of a chest of drawers, etc., and extending between the legs.
6. a cloth flounce or valance fitting around the sides of a bed, couch, or chair, as to conceal the legs.
7. Usu., skirts. the bordering, marginal, or outlying part of a place, group, etc.; outskirts.
8. Older Slang: Usually Offensive. a woman or girl.
v.t.
9. to lie on or along the border of: The hills skirt the town.
10. to pass along or around the border or edge of: Traffic skirts the monument.
11. to avoid, go around the edge of, or keep distant from (something controversial, risky, etc.).
12. to wrap or cover with or as if with a skirt.
v.i.
13. to be or lie on or along the edge of something.
14. to move along or around the border of something.
[1250–1300; Middle English skirte < Old Norse skyrta shirt]
skirt′less, adj.
skirt′like`, adj.
usage: Definition 8, though rarely used today, is usually perceived as insulting.

skirt

  • bustle - A stuffed pad or cushion worn under the skirt of a woman's dress, it had a synonym of "dress-improver."
  • kick pleat - The slit in the back of a skirt or coat that allows more freedom of movement.
  • A-line - A dress or skirt shaped like an A, created by Christian Dior.
  • skirt - The ice cream at the base of a scoop of ice cream in a cone.

Skirt

 the edge of a crowd; a number of trees bordering or surrounding a place, 1617.
Examples: skirt of the enemy host, 1577; of the thickets, 1835; skirts of the cause, 1629; of congregation, 1764; of the crowd, 1894; of human nature, 1820; of the night, 1624; of power, 1839; of religion, 1648; of wood, 1617.

skirt


Past participle: skirted
Gerund: skirting

Imperative
skirt
skirt
Present
I skirt
you skirt
he/she/it skirts
we skirt
you skirt
they skirt
Preterite
I skirted
you skirted
he/she/it skirted
we skirted
you skirted
they skirted
Present Continuous
I am skirting
you are skirting
he/she/it is skirting
we are skirting
you are skirting
they are skirting
Present Perfect
I have skirted
you have skirted
he/she/it has skirted
we have skirted
you have skirted
they have skirted
Past Continuous
I was skirting
you were skirting
he/she/it was skirting
we were skirting
you were skirting
they were skirting
Past Perfect
I had skirted
you had skirted
he/she/it had skirted
we had skirted
you had skirted
they had skirted
Future
I will skirt
you will skirt
he/she/it will skirt
we will skirt
you will skirt
they will skirt
Future Perfect
I will have skirted
you will have skirted
he/she/it will have skirted
we will have skirted
you will have skirted
they will have skirted
Future Continuous
I will be skirting
you will be skirting
he/she/it will be skirting
we will be skirting
you will be skirting
they will be skirting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skirting
you have been skirting
he/she/it has been skirting
we have been skirting
you have been skirting
they have been skirting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skirting
you will have been skirting
he/she/it will have been skirting
we will have been skirting
you will have been skirting
they will have been skirting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skirting
you had been skirting
he/she/it had been skirting
we had been skirting
you had been skirting
they had been skirting
Conditional
I would skirt
you would skirt
he/she/it would skirt
we would skirt
you would skirt
they would skirt
Past Conditional
I would have skirted
you would have skirted
he/she/it would have skirted
we would have skirted
you would have skirted
they would have skirted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skirt - cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waistskirt - cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
cloth covering - a covering made of cloth
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
lap covering, lap - the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his lap was covered with food stains"
seat - the cloth covering for the buttocks; "the seat of his pants was worn through"
2.skirt - a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
ballet skirt, tutu - very short skirt worn by ballerinas
box pleat - a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
culotte - a divided skirt
full skirt - a long skirt gathered at the waist
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
gathered skirt - a skirt whose fabric is drawn together around the waist
grass skirt - a skirt made of long blades of grass
hobble skirt - a long skirt very narrow below the knees, worn between 1910 and 1914
crinoline, hoopskirt - a skirt stiffened with hoops
kick pleat - pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking
kilt - a knee-length pleated tartan skirt worn by men as part of the traditional dress in the Highlands of northern Scotland
lavalava - a skirt consisting of a rectangle of calico or printed cotton; worn by Polynesians (especially Samoans)
maxi - a long skirt ending below the calf
mini, miniskirt - a very short skirt
overskirt - an outer skirt worn over another skirt
placket - a piece of cloth sewn under an opening
sarong - a loose skirt consisting of brightly colored fabric wrapped around the body; worn by both women and men in the South Pacific
slide fastener, zip fastener, zipper, zip - a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
sunburst pleat, sunray pleat - knife pleat cut on the bias to produce a flared effect
hemline - the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat
3.skirt - (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collarskirt - (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar
Fungi, fungus kingdom, kingdom Fungi - the taxonomic kingdom including yeast, molds, smuts, mushrooms, and toadstools; distinct from the green plants
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
partial veil - membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap
4.skirt - informal terms for a (young) womanskirt - informal terms for a (young) woman  
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
Verb1.skirt - avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
beg - dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted; "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"
quibble - evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
avoid - stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
2.skirt - pass around or about; move along the border; "The boat skirted the coast"
go past, pass by, travel by, go by, pass, surpass - move past; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
3.skirt - form the edge of
border, bound - form the boundary of; be contiguous to
4.skirt - extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property"
adjoin, contact, touch, meet - be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
fringe - decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe; "fur fringed the hem of the dress"
gird, girdle - put a girdle on or around; "gird your loins"
cloister - surround with a cloister; "cloister the garden"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
hem in - surround in a restrictive manner; "The building was hemmed in by flowers"
cloister - surround with a cloister, as of a garden

skirt

verb
1. border, edge, lie alongside, line, fringe, flank We raced across a large field that skirted the slope of the hill.
2. (often with around or round) go round, bypass, walk round, circumvent She skirted around the edge of the room to the door.
3. (often with around or round) avoid, dodge, evade, steer clear of, sidestep, circumvent, detour, fail to mention, body-swerve (Scot.) They have, until now, skirted around the issue.
noun
1. (often plural) border, edge, margin, fringe, outskirts, rim, hem, periphery, purlieus the skirts of the hill

Skirts

A-line, button-through, crinoline, dirndl, divided skirt, drop-waisted, filibeg, fillibeg, or philibeg, full skirt, fustanella or fustanelle, gaberdine or gabardine, grass skirt, half-slip or waist-slip, hobble skirt, hoop skirt, kilt, lava-lava, maxiskirt, microskirt, midiskirt, miniskirt, overskirt, pencil skirt, petticoat, puffball skirt, ra-ra skirt, riding skirt, sarong, tutu, underskirt, wrapover or wrapround

skirt

noun
The periphery of a city or town.Used in plural:
edge, environs, fringe, outskirt (often used in plural), suburb (used in plural).
verb
1. To put or form a border on:
2. To pass around but not through:
3. To avoid fulfilling or answering completely:
Translations
تَنّورهجَونَلَةحافَّه، طَرَف
sukně
nederdelskørt
hamereunusreunustaaympäröidä
suknjažena
aljszoknya
pils
スカート
스커트
sijonas
svārkisvārku daļa
saiabordarabo-de-saia
sukňa
krilo
kjol
กระโปรง
eteketeklik
váy ngắn

skirt

[skɜːt]
A. Nfalda f, pollera f (LAm); [of coat etc] → faldón m
flared/split/straight skirtfalda f acampanada/pantalón/estrecha or recta
B. VT (also skirt around) → rodear, dar la vuelta a (fig) (= avoid) → esquivar
we skirted Seville to the northpasamos al norte de Sevilla
C. VI to skirt around = B
D. CPD skirt length Ntela f suficiente para una falda

skirt

[ˈskɜːrt]
n (= garment) → jupe f
vt
(= go around) → longer
(= avoid) [+ issue, problem] → contourner
skirt around
skirt round vt fus
(= go around) → contourner
(= avoid) [+ issue, problem] → contournerskirting board n (British)plinthe fski run npiste f de skiski slope npiste f de skiski stick nbâton m de skiski-suit ski suit [ˈskisuːt] ncombinaison f de ski

skirt

n
Rock m; (of jacket, coat)Schoß m
(inf: = woman) → Braut f (sl); a bit of skirteine Braut
vt (also skirt around)umgehen; (= encircle)umgeben

skirt

[skɜːt]
1. ngonna
2. vt
a. (road, path) → fiancheggiare, costeggiare
b. (person) (also skirt around) (town, table) → girare intorno a; (obstacle, difficulty) → aggirare; (argument, subject) → schivare

skirt

(skəːt) noun
1. a garment, worn by women, that hangs from the waist. Was she wearing trousers or a skirt?
2. the lower part of a dress, coat etc. a dress with a flared skirt.

skirt

جَونَلَة sukně nederdel Rock φούστα falda hame jupe suknja gonna スカート 스커트 rok skjørt spódnica saia юбка kjol กระโปรง etek váy ngắn 裙子

skirt

n. falda.

skirt

n falda
References in classic literature ?
I was trying to get something for Meg, who is very tired, and someone shook me, and here I am in a nice state," answered Jo, glancing dismally from the stained skirt to the coffee-colored glove.
She is so sad,' she whispered, as she wiped her wet hands on her skirt and took the things grandmother handed her.
A little girl performed a skirt dance in the center of the floor.
The young chief removed a fold of his hunting skirt, and quietly exposed the fatal tuft of hair, which he bore as the symbol of victory.
asked Jessie, seating herself comfortably on the table sideways, and endeavoring, to pull her skirt over her little feet.
But their two figures attracted hardly so much notice as that of a young girl, who passed at the same instant, and happened to raise her skirt a trifle too high above her ankles.
She holds her skirt with her hand as she dances, with stately precision, after the manner of the grandes dames.
I was looking for Harry, please, sir;" and the boy bounded toward her, showing his spoils, which he had gathered in the skirt of his robe.
They turned aside to skirt this wall, and gradually ascended until their way was barred by a "maze of gigantic snow crevices,"--so they turned aside again, and "began a long climb of sufficient steepness to make a zigzag course necessary.
Now if you think you can baste two rows of white tape round the bottom of your pink skirt and keep it straight by the checks, I'll stitch them on for you and trim the waist and sleeves with pointed tape-trimming, so the dress'll be real pretty for second best.
I covered my head and arms with the skirt of my frock, and went out to walk in a part of the plantation which was quite sequestrated; but I found no pleasure in the silent trees, the falling fir-cones, the congealed relics of autumn, russet leaves, swept by past winds in heaps, and now stiffened together.
The skirt of the false Miss Garth's gown -- the brown alpaca dress, with the white spots on it -- touched the floor, within the housekeeper's reach.