What does skirt mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skirt(noun)

    cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist

  2. skirt(noun)

    a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

  3. annulus, skirt(noun)

    (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar

  4. dame, doll, wench, skirt, chick, bird(verb)

    informal terms for a (young) woman

  5. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep(verb)

    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"

  6. skirt(verb)

    pass around or about; move along the border

    "The boat skirted the coast"

  7. skirt(verb)

    form the edge of

  8. surround, environ, ring, skirt, border(verb)

    extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

    "The forest surrounds my property"

Wiktionary

  1. skirt(Noun)

    The part of a dress or robe that hangs below the waist.

    Etymology: From skyrta, from skurtijōn. Compare .

  2. skirt(Noun)

    A woman.

    Etymology: From skyrta, from skurtijōn. Compare .

  3. skirt(Noun)

    A part that serves as a border or edging.

    Etymology: From skyrta, from skurtijōn. Compare .

  4. skirt(Verb)

    To be on or form the border of.

    Etymology: From skyrta, from skurtijōn. Compare .

  5. skirt(Verb)

    To move around or along the border of; to avoid the center of.

    Etymology: From skyrta, from skurtijōn. Compare .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skirt(noun)

    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, or a mantle

    Etymology: [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta a shirt, Sw. skrt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See Shirt.]

  2. Skirt(noun)

    a loose edging to any part of a dress

    Etymology: [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta a shirt, Sw. skrt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See Shirt.]

  3. Skirt(noun)

    border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything

    Etymology: [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta a shirt, Sw. skrt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See Shirt.]

  4. Skirt(noun)

    a petticoat

    Etymology: [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta a shirt, Sw. skrt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See Shirt.]

  5. Skirt(noun)

    the diaphragm, or midriff, in animals

    Etymology: [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta a shirt, Sw. skrt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See Shirt.]

  6. Skirt(verb)

    to cover with a skirt; to surround

    Etymology: [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta a shirt, Sw. skrt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See Shirt.]

  7. Skirt(verb)

    to border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees

    Etymology: [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta a shirt, Sw. skrt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See Shirt.]

  8. Skirt(verb)

    to be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity

    Etymology: [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta a shirt, Sw. skrt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See Shirt.]

Freebase

  1. Skirt

    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. However, there are exceptions. The kilt is a traditional men's garment in Scotland and Ireland, and some fashion designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, have shown men's skirts. At its simplest, a skirt can be a draped garment made out of a single piece of material, but most skirts are fitted to the body at the waist and fuller below, with the fullness introduced by means of dart, gores, pleats, or panels. Modern skirts are usually made of light to mid-weight fabrics, such as denim, jersey, worsted, or poplin. Skirts of thin or clingy fabrics are often worn with slips to make the material of the skirt drape better and for modesty. The hemline of skirts varies according to the personal taste of the wearer which can be influenced by such factors as social context, fashion, and cultural conceptions of modesty. Some medieval upper-class women wore skirts over three metres in diameter at the bottom. At the other extreme, the miniskirts of the 1960s were minimal garments that may have barely covered the underwear when seated.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Skirt

    skėrt, n. the part of a garment below the waist: a woman's garment like a petticoat: the edge of any part of the dress: border: margin: extreme part.—v.t. to border: to form the edge of.—v.i. to be on the border: to live near the extremity.—ns. Skirt′-danc′ing, a form of ballet-dancing in which the flowing skirts are waved about in the hands; Skir′ter, a huntsman who dodges his jumps by going round about; Skir′ting, strong material made up in lengths for women's skirts: skirting-board; Skir′ting-board, the narrow board next the floor round the walls of a room.—Divided skirt, a skirt in the form of loose trousers. [Scand., Ice. skyrta, a shirt. A doublet of shirt.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. skirt(noun)

    A female.

Editors Contribution

  1. skirt

    A form of clothing.

    The school skirt was modest and practical.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'skirt' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3884

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'skirt' in Nouns Frequency: #1815

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How to say skirt in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skirt in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skirt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of skirt in a Sentence

  1. Christine Lambrecht:

    Taking photographs of a woman under her skirt or neckline is degrading and unjustifiable abuse of her personal space, often, these photos are shared in chat groups or even distributed commercially.

  2. Claire Jungman:

    There is no need to skirt sanctions for medical goods. The U.S. has made broad exceptions and authorizations that allow for the commercial sale and export of food, humanitarian goods, including medicine and medical devices, to or from Iran, the U.S. government has made numerous offers to help Iran with the coronavirus outbreak. Rather than accept, Iran has accused the U.S. of engineering the virus as a biological weapon and has even said that medicine from the U.S. could spread the disease or make it last longer.

  3. New York:

    While the Sacklers continue to lowball victims and skirt a responsible settlement, we refuse to allow the family to misuse the courts in an effort to shield their financial misconduct. The limited number of documents provided to us so far underscore the necessity for compliance with every subpoena.

  4. Lynda LaCasse:

    I dont remember all the details, i remember the skirt. I remember the fingers. I remember she was devastated.

  5. John Sanford:

    Sometimes he’d have on hot pants, a mini-skirt and six-inch stilettos.

Images & Illustrations of skirt

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