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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

skipskɪp(v.; n.)skipped, skip•ping

  1. (v.i.)to move in a light, springy manner by bounding forward with alternate hops on each foot.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. to pass from one point, thing, etc., to another, disregarding or omitting what intervenes.

  3. to go away hastily and secretly; flee without notice.

  4. to be advanced two or more classes or grades at once.

    Category: Education

  5. to ricochet or bounce along a surface:

    The stone skipped over the lake.

  6. (v.t.)to jump lightly over:

    to skip a fence.

  7. to pass over without reading, noting, acting on, etc.:

    I skipped the long descriptions in the book.

  8. to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of rhythmic actions):

    My heart skipped a beat.

  9. to be absent from; avoid attendance at:

    to skip a party.

  10. to advance (a person) by two or more classes or grades at once. to be advanced beyond (a grade or class) in school.

    Category: Education

  11. to send (a missile) ricocheting along a surface.

  12. to leave hastily and secretly; flee from (a place):

    They skipped town.

    Category: Informal

  13. (n.)a skipping movement; a light jump or bounce.

  14. a gait marked by such jumps.

  15. a passing from one point or thing to another, with disregard of what intervenes.

  16. an instance of skipping or a thing skipped.

  17. a melodic interval greater than a second.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of skip:

1250–1300; (v.) ME skippen, perh. < ON skopa to run (cf. Icel skoppa to skip)


skipskɪp(n.; v.)skipped, skip•ping.

  1. (n.)the captain of a curling or bowling team.

    Category: Sport

  2. Category: Informal

    Ref: skipper1 1

  3. (v.t.)to serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).

    Category: Sport

  4. Category: Informal

    Ref: skipper1. 1

Origin of skip:

1820–30; short for skipper1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. skip(noun)

    a gait in which steps and hops alternate

  2. omission, skip(verb)

    a mistake resulting from neglect

  3. jump, pass over, skip, skip over(verb)


    "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"

  4. cut, skip(verb)

    intentionally fail to attend

    "cut class"

  5. hop, skip, hop-skip(verb)

    jump lightly

  6. decamp, skip, vamoose(verb)

    leave suddenly

    "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town"

  7. skip, bound off(verb)

    bound off one point after another

  8. skim, skip, skitter(verb)

    cause to skip over a surface

    "Skip a stone across the pond"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. skip(verb)ɪp

    to not do

    I skipped the second question.; She skipped class today.

  2. skipɪp

    to change quickly or confusingly from one thing to another

    The article skipped around a lot.

  3. skipɪp

    to move ahead by hopping from one foot to the other

    A girl skipped past.

  4. skipɪp

    ***to jump over a rope as a game

    ***to skip rope


  1. skip(Noun)

    A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.

  2. skip(Verb)

    To move by hopping on alternate feet.

    She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.

  3. skip(Verb)

    To leap about lightly.

  4. skip

    To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.

    The rock will skip across the pond.

  5. skip

    To throw (something), making it skim, ricochet, or bounce over a surface.

    I bet I can skip this rock to the other side of the pond.

  6. skip

    To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).

  7. skip

    To place an item in a skip.

  8. skip

    Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).

    Yeah, I really should go to the quarterly meeting but I think I'm going to skip it.

  9. skip

    To leave; as, to skip town, to skip the country.

  10. skip

    To jump rope.

  11. skip(Noun)

    A large open-topped rubbish bin, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to take away both bin and contents. See also skep.

  12. skip(Noun)

    A transportation container in a mine, usually for ore or mullock.

  13. skip(Noun)

    Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority.

  14. skip(Noun)

    The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks.

  15. skip(Noun)

    An Australian person of Anglo-Celtic descent.

    2001: Effie: How did you find the second, the defacto, and what nationality is she? Barber: She is Australian. Effie: Is she? Gone for a skip. You little radical you. uE000149697uE001 Mary Coustas as her character Effie, TV series Effie: Just Quietly, 2001, episode Nearest and Dearest

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skip(noun)

    a basket. See Skep

  2. Skip(noun)

    a basket on wheels, used in cotton factories

  3. Skip(noun)

    an iron bucket, which slides between guides, for hoisting mineral and rock

  4. Skip(noun)

    a charge of sirup in the pans

  5. Skip(noun)

    a beehive; a skep

  6. Skip(verb)

    to leap lightly; to move in leaps and hounds; -- commonly implying a sportive spirit

  7. Skip(verb)

    fig.: To leave matters unnoticed, as in reading, speaking, or writing; to pass by, or overlook, portions of a thing; -- often followed by over

  8. Skip(verb)

    to leap lightly over; as, to skip the rope

  9. Skip(verb)

    to pass over or by without notice; to omit; to miss; as, to skip a line in reading; to skip a lesson

  10. Skip(verb)

    to cause to skip; as, to skip a stone

  11. Skip(noun)

    a light leap or bound

  12. Skip(noun)

    the act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part

  13. Skip(noun)

    a passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once


  1. Skip

    A skip is a large open-topped waste container designed for loading onto a special type of lorry. Instead of being emptied into a garbage truck on site, as a wheely bin is, a skip is removed, or replaced by an empty skip, and then tipped at a landfill site or transfer station. Typically skip bins have a distinctive shape, the longitudinal cross-section of the skip bin looks like one or two trapezoids sat one on top of the other. The lower trapezoid has the smaller edge at the bottom of the skip bin, and a longer edge at the top. Where there is an upper trapezoid, it has the smaller edge at the top. At either end the skip bin there is a sloping floor or wall. On either side of the skip bin there is usually two lugs onto which chains can be attached. It is using the chains attached to the lug that allows the heavy skip bin to be lifted on to, or off of a lorry.

Anagrams of SKIP

  1. Kips

Translations for SKIP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to go along with a hop on each foot in turn

The little girl skipped up the path.

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