What does skimming mean?

Definitions for skimming
ˈskɪm ɪŋskim·ming

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skimmingnoun

    the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid

  2. skim, skimmingnoun

    reading or glancing through quickly

  3. skimmingnoun

    failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it

  4. grazing, shaving, skimmingnoun

    the act of brushing against while passing


  1. skimmingnoun

    Something skimmed from a surface etc.

  2. skimmingnoun

    A motion or action that skims.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skimming

    of Skim

  2. Skimmingnoun

    the act of one who skims

  3. Skimmingnoun

    that which is skimmed from the surface of a liquid; -- chiefly used in the plural; as, the skimmings of broth

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skimming in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skimming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of skimming in a Sentence

  1. Professor Parker-Pearson:

    We don't make that many fantastic discoveries in a lifetime of archeology but this is certainly one them, this is the first time we've found empirical evidence of how they moved the stones. There have been all sorts of ideas from rolling them in a strange cart-like construction to skimming them across the ice.

  2. Kosuke Shiramizu:

    We have too many middlemen skimming off, getting rid of those middlemen is the shortest cut to cost savings.

  3. Arthur Balfour:

    He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.

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