What does skirt mean?

Definitions for skirt
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skirtnoun

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

  2. skirtnoun

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

  3. annulus, skirtnoun

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

  4. dame, doll, wench, skirt, chick, birdverb

    informal terms for a (young) woman

  5. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepverb

    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. skirtverb

    pass around or about; move along the border

    "The boat skirted the coast"

  7. skirtverb

    form the edge of

  8. surround, environ, ring, skirt, borderverb

    extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

    "The forest surrounds my property"

Wiktionary

  1. skirtnoun

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

    Etymology: From skyrta, from skurtijōn. Compare .

  2. skirtnoun

    A woman.

    Etymology: From skyrta, from skurtijōn. Compare .

  3. skirtnoun

    A part that serves as a border or edging.

    Etymology: From skyrta, from skurtijōn. Compare .

  4. skirtverb

    To be on or form the border of.

    Etymology: From skyrta, from skurtijōn. Compare .

  5. skirtverb

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

    Etymology: From skyrta, from skurtijōn. Compare .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skirtnoun

    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. Skirtnoun

    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. Skirtnoun

    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. Skirtnoun

    a petticoat

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

  5. Skirtnoun

    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. Skirtverb

    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. Skirtverb

    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. Skirtverb

    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. skirtnoun

    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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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. Katniss Everdeens:

    I made a hoop skirt out of toilet paper, tape and glue, it was definitely the most difficult part of Katniss Everdeens wedding dress, which, you do n’t even see in the end. But it created the silhouette that I wanted.

  2. Ash Fulk:

    For me, I like bringing lamb out to tailgates, i think lamb grills out fast, it's delicious and it's a little different than your classic tailgate items. Skirt steak is also one of my personal favorites. You marinate it, throw it in a Ziploc bag, total ghetto style, and it cooks real fast.

  3. Cheslie Kryst:

    Glass ceilings can be broken wearing either a skirt or pants, don't tell females to wear different clothes while you give the men substantive feedback on their legal arguments.

  4. Alex Vatanka:

    The pandemic showed that the leaders in the Islamic Republic always want to skirt responsibility, and there was plenty of blame-shifting on this occasion, the regime is desperate for hard cash; it has looked to any and all sources possible.

  5. Labriah Lee Holt:

    When you have on a push-up bra and a fringed skirt, it can sometimes, unfortunately, feel like it comes with the territory, i never experienced anything where someone on the professional staff or the team said something or made me feel that way. But you definitely experience that when you encounter people who have been drinking beer.

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    irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn
    • A. repugnant
    • B. lank
    • C. lacerate
    • D. usurious

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