Definitions for skitterˈskɪt ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

skit•terˈskɪt ər(v.i.)

  1. to go, run, or glide lightly or rapidly.

  2. to skim along a surface.

  3. to draw a lure or a baited hook over the water with a skipping motion.

    Category: Sport

  4. (v.t.)to cause to skitter.

Origin of skitter:

1835–45; appar. Scots skite to dart quickly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle(verb)

    to move about or proceed hurriedly

    "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"

  2. skitter(verb)

    glide easily along a surface

  3. skim, skip, skitter(verb)

    cause to skip over a surface

    "Skip a stone across the pond"

  4. skitter(verb)

    twitch the hook of a fishing line through or along the surface of water


  1. skitter(Noun)

    A skittering movement.

  2. skitter(Verb)

    to move hurriedly or as by twitching or bouncing

    I opened the cabinet and hundreds of cockroaches went skittering off into the darkness.

  3. skitter(Verb)

    to make a skittering noise

Translations for skitter

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to shine very brightly, usually to an unpleasant extent

The sun glared down on us as we crossed the desert.

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