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Meaning of SKIN

Pronunciation:  skin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  body covering of a living animal
  2. [n]  an outer surface (usually thin); "the skin of an airplane"
  3. [n]  a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the skin of an animal
  4. [n]  a natural protective covering of the body; site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
  5. [n]  the rind of a fruit or vegetable
  6. [n]  a person's skin regarded as their life; "he tried to save his skin"
  7. [n]  the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit)
  8. [v]  strike against an object, as of one's toe or foot
  9. [v]  strip the skin off ("pare apples")
  10. [v]  remove the bark of a tree
  11. [v]  bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
  12. [v]  climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

SKIN is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: abrade, bark, clamber, cutis, hide, pare, peel, peel, peel, pelt, rind, scramble, scrape, scrape, shin, shinny, sputter, struggle, stub, tegument
 See Also: agnail, aircraft, aliveness, animation, bag, banana peel, banana skin, blackhead, body covering, body covering, buff, climb, comedo, connective tissue, corium, crease, crinkle, cuticle, derma, dermis, dewlap, edible fruit, epidermis, flay, foreskin, freckle, free nerve ending, furrow, hangnail, injure, injure, integumentary system, investment, jacket, lemon peel, lemon rind, lentigo, life, line, liver spot, living, macula, macule, melanin, milium, orange peel, orange rind, Pacinian corpuscle, peel off, plant tissue, pore, prepuce, rind, scab, scalp, seam, skin cell, skin graft, strip, sudoriferous gland, surface, sweat gland, thick skin, water skin, waterskin, whitehead, wineskin, wound, wound, wrinkle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Skin\, n. [Icel. skinn; akin to Sw. skinn, Dan. skind, AS.
    scinn, G. schined to skin.]
    1. (Anat.) The external membranous integument of an animal.
    Note: In man, and the vertebrates generally, the skin consist
          of two layers, an outer nonsensitive and nonvascular
          epidermis, cuticle, or skarfskin, composed of cells
          which are constantly growing and multiplying in the
          deeper, and being thrown off in the superficial,
          layers; and an inner sensitive, and vascular dermis,
          cutis, corium, or true skin, composed mostly of
          connective tissue.
    2. The hide of an animal, separated from the body, whether
       green, dry, or tanned; especially, that of a small animal,
       as a calf, sheep, or goat.
    3. A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See
       {Bottle}, 1. ``Skins of wine.'' --Tennyson.
    4. The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of
       fruits and plants.
    5. (Naut.)
       (a) That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the
           outside and covers the whole. --Totten.
       (b) The covering, as of planking or iron plates, outside
           the framing, forming the sides and bottom of a vessel;
           the shell; also, a lining inside the framing.
    {Skin friction}, {Skin resistance} (Naut.), the friction, or
       resistance, caused by the tendency of water to adhere to
       the immersed surface (skin) of a vessel.
    {Skin graft} (Surg.), a small portion of skin used in the
       process of grafting. See {Graft}, v. t., 2.
    {Skin moth} (Zo["o]l.), any insect which destroys the
       prepared skins of animals, especially the larva of
       Dermestes and Anthrenus.
    {Skin of the teeth}, nothing, or next to nothing; the least
       possible hold or advantage. --Job xix. 20.
    {Skin wool}, wool taken from dead sheep.
  2. \Skin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skinned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to
       skin an animal.
    2. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover
             It will but skin and film the ulcerous place.
    3. To strip of money or property; to cheat. [Slang]
  3. \Skin\, v. i.
    1. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over.
    2. To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of
       another for one's own, or to use in such exercise cribs,
       memeoranda, etc., which are prohibited. [College Cant,
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of your skin, represents protection or shield of your inner self. It serves as a physical boundary and how close you let others get to you. Alternatively, it may indicate that you are being to superficial or shallow. Dreaming that your skin is covered with rashes or other skin deformity means your fear in facing a harsh reality. This may also be a pun to indicate that you are making a rash decision.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The external covering of the body; the outermost layer is called epidermis, the next layer is called the dermis, and the lowest layer is the subcutaneous tissue.