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Meaning of SKIM

Pronunciation:  skim

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  reading or glancing through quickly
  2. [adj]  used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed; "yogurt made with skim milk"; "she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter"
  3. [v]  read superficially
  4. [v]  move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
  5. [v]  remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk"
  6. [v]  coat with a layer; of liquids
  7. [v]  cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
  8. [v]  travel on the surface of water
  9. [v]  examine hastily
 

SKIM is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: cream, cream off, fat-free, fatless, glance over, nonfat, plane, rake, run down, scan, skim off, skim over, skim over, skimmed, skimming, skip, skitter
 
 See Also: aquaplane, coat, examine, glide, read, reading, remove, see, surface, take, take away, throw, touch, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Skim\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skimmed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Skimming}.] [Cf. Sw. skymma to darken. [root]158. See
    {Scum}.]
    1. To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or
       lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just
       beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth.
    
    2. To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream.
    
    3. To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to
       glide swiftly along the surface of.
    
             Homer describes Mercury as flinging himself from the
             top of Olympus, and skimming the surface of the
             ocean.                                --Hazlitt.
    
    4. Fig.: To read or examine superficially and rapidly, in
       order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim
       a book or a newspaper.
    
    
  2. \Skim\, v. i.
    1. To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course;
       to glide along near the surface.
    
             Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies
             o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main.
                                                   --Pope.
    
    2. To hasten along with superficial attention.
    
             They skim over a science in a very superficial
             survey.                               --I. Watts.
    
    3. To put on the finishing coat of plaster.
    
    
  3. \Skim\, a.
    Contraction of {Skimming} and {Skimmed}.
    
    {Skim coat}, the final or finishing coat of plaster.
    
    {Skim colter}, a colter for paring off the surface of land.
    
    
    {Skim milk}, skimmed milk; milk from which the cream has been
       taken.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A scheme implementation with packages and other enhancements, by Alain Deutsch et al, France.

 

 

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