skirt

  • 1 skirt´er — skirt «skurt», noun, verb. –n. 1. a woman s or girl s outer garment that hangs from the waist: »The triangle flare skirt is fully lined…to give it a majestic sweep from a tiny waist to the billowed hem (New Yorker). 2. the part of a dress that… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 2 Skirt — Skirt, n. [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta a shirt, Sw. sk[ o]rt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See {Shirt}.] 1. The lower and loose part of a coat, dress, or other like garment; the part below the waist; as, the skirt of a coat, a dress …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 skirt — [n1] border, edge brim, brink, fringe, hem, margin, outskirts, perimeter, periphery, purlieus, rim, skirting, verge; concepts 484,825 Ant. center, inside, interior, middle skirt [n2] ladies’ garment that hangs from waist culottes, dirndl, dress,… …

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  • 4 Skirt — Skirt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skirted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skirting}.] 1. To cover with a skirt; to surround. [1913 Webster] Skirted his loins and thighs with downy gold. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To border; to form the border or edge of; to run… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Skirt — Skirt, v. t. To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity. [1913 Webster] Savages . . . who skirt along our western frontiers. S. S. Smith. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 skirt — (n.) c.1300, lower part of a woman s dress, from O.N. skyrta shirt, see SHIRT (Cf. shirt). Sense development from shirt to skirt is possibly related to the long shirts of peasant garb (Cf. Low Ger. cognate Schört, in some dialects woman s gown ) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 skirt — ► NOUN 1) a woman s outer garment fastened around the waist and hanging down around the legs. 2) the part of a coat or dress that hangs below the waist. 3) a surface that conceals or protects the wheels or underside of a vehicle or aircraft. 4)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 skirt — [skʉrt] n. [ME < ON skyrt, shirt, kirtle, akin to OE scyrte, SHIRT] 1. that part of a dress, coat, robe, etc. that hangs below the waist 2. a woman s garment of varying length that hangs down from the waist 3. something like a skirt, as a flap …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 skirt — index border, border (approach), detour, digress, embrace (encircle), margin (outside limit), outline …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 Skirt — For the cut of beef, see skirt steak. Polka dot skirt on a hanger. A skirt is a tube or cone shaped garment that hangs from the waist and covers all or part of the legs. In the western world, skirts are usually considered women s clothing.… …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 skirt — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ She was wearing a short denim skirt. ▪ ankle length, calf length, knee length ▪ tight …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 skirt — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. overskirt, kilt, petticoat, farthingale, coattail; purlieu, borderland, edge, margin, outskirts; slang, woman, girl. See clothing, female. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. kilt, fustanella, kirtle, petticoat,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 skirt — [1] A cover for the rear fender cutout. See fender skirt side skirt [2] The portion of the piston below the rings and bosses. It absorbs the thrust caused by the crankshaft as it makes contact with the cylinder wall. See bumper skirt fender skirt …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 14 skirt — skirt1 [skə:t US skə:rt] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: skyrta shirt ] 1.) a piece of outer clothing worn by women and girls, which hangs down from the waist like the bottom part of a dress ▪ She wore a white blouse and a plain black… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 skirt — pet·ti·skirt; skirt; skirt·er; skirt·ing·ly; skirt·less; micro·skirt; mini·skirt; mini·skirt·ed; …

    English syllables

  • 16 skirt —   Palekoki.   Also: pālaulau, pā ū.    ♦ Short skirt, palekoki ekeke i.    ♦ Long skirt, palekoki lō ihi.    ♦ Dancing skirt, pā ū hula.    ♦ Ti leaf skirt, pā ū lā ī.    ♦ Skirt festooned with leaves or ferns, pā ū heihei.    ♦ Full skirt, ākea… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 17 skirt — I UK [skɜː(r)t] / US [skɜrt] noun [countable] Word forms skirt : singular skirt plural skirts ** 1) a piece of clothing for a woman or girl. It hangs from the waist and is not joined between the legs She was wearing a skirt and blouse. a… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 skirt — n. 1) to hem; lengthen; shorten a skirt 2) a divided; full; gored skirt; miniskirt; pleated; slit; wrap around skirt * * * [skɜːt] full gored skirt lengthen miniskirt pleated shorten a skirt slit wraparound skirt …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 skirt — skirt1 [ skɜrt ] noun count ** 1. ) a piece of clothing for a woman or girl. It hangs from the waist and is not joined between the legs: She was wearing a skirt and blouse. a straight/pleated/full skirt 2. ) the part of a dress or coat that is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 skirt — Synonyms and related words: Jane, Mother Hubbard, adjoin, babe, baby, ballet skirt, bank, befringe, beg, biddy, bind, bird, bitch, board, border, bordure, bound, boundaries, bounds, bourns, brim, brink, broad, brow, brush, brush by, burke, bypass …

    Moby Thesaurus


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