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Definition 1: body covering of a living animal - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for skin in the sense of this definition

(skin is a kind of ...) any covering for the body or a body part

Definition 2: an outer surface (usually thin) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where skin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the skin of an airplane

(skin is a kind of ...) the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary

"there is a special cleaner for these surfaces" "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"

(... is part of skin) a vehicle that can fly

Definition 3: a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal - [noun denoting artifact]

(skin is a kind of ...) a flexible container with a single opening

"he stuffed his laundry into a large bag"

(... is a kind of skin ) a container of skin for holding water

(... is a kind of skin ) an animal skin (usually a goatskin) that forms a bag and is used to hold and dispense wine

Definition 4: a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch - [noun denoting body]

Samples where skin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • your skin is the largest organ of your body

Synonyms for skin in the sense of this definition

(skin is a kind of ...) tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments

(skin is a kind of ...) any covering for the body or a body part

(... is a kind of skin ) a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis

(... is a kind of skin ) a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris

(... is a kind of skin ) the skin that covers the top of the head

"they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy"

(... is a kind of skin ) the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail

(... is a kind of skin ) a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected

(... is a kind of skin ) a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck

(... is a kind of skin ) bare skin

"swimming in the buff means to swim naked"

(... is a kind of skin ) a piece of skin taken from a donor area and surgically grafted at the site of an injury or burn

(... is a kind of skin ) skin that is very thick (as an elephant or rhinoceros)

(... is a kind of skin ) outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism

(skin is a part of ...) a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface

"his face has many lines" "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

(skin is a part of ...) a specialized bulblike nerve ending located in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin; occurs abundantly in the skin of palms and soles and joints and genitals

(skin is a part of ...) microscopic sensory nerve endings in the skin that are not connected to any specific sensory receptor

(skin is a part of ...) any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration

(skin is a part of ...) the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion

(skin is a part of ...) any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal

(skin is a part of ...) an area on the skin that is highly sensitive to pressure

"you must know the pressure points in order to administer shiatsu"

(skin is a part of ...) the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates

(skin is a part of ...) any of the cells making up the skin

(skin is a part of ...) the deep vascular inner layer of the skin

(skin is a part of ...) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases

(skin is a part of ...) a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin

(skin is a part of ...) a type of skin disease that causes brown spots on the skin

(skin is a part of ...) a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland

(skin is a part of ...) a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin

(... is part of skin) the skin and its appendages

(skin is made of the substance ...) insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers

Definition 5: the rind of a fruit or vegetable - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for skin in the sense of this definition

(skin is a kind of ...) the natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)

(... is a kind of skin ) the outer skin of a potato

(... is a kind of skin ) the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded)

"he slipped on a banana skin and almost fell"

(... is a kind of skin ) the rind of a lemon

(... is a kind of skin ) the rind of an orange

(... is part of skin) edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

Definition 6: a member of any of several British or American groups consisting predominantly of young people who shave their heads; some engage in white supremacist and anti-immigrant activities and this leads to the perception that all skinheads are racist and violent - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for skin in the sense of this definition

(skin is a kind of ...) a cruel and brutal fellow

(... is a member of skin) a youth subculture that appeared first in England in the late 1960s as a working-class reaction to the hippies; hair was cropped close to the scalp; wore work-shirts and short jeans (supported by suspenders) and heavy red boots; involved in attacks against Asians and football hooliganism

Definition 7: a person whose head is bald or shaved - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for skin in the sense of this definition

(skin is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 8: a person's skin regarded as their life - [noun denoting state]

Samples where skin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to save his skin

(skin is a kind of ...) the condition of living or the state of being alive

"while there's life there's hope" "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"

Definition 9: strip the skin off - [verb of contact]

Samples where skin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pare apples

Synonyms for skin in the sense of this definition

(skin is a kind of ...) remove the surface from

"strip wood"

(... is a kind of skin ) peel off the outer layer of something

(... is a kind of skin ) strip the skin off

Definition 10: remove the bark of a tree - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for skin in the sense of this definition

(skin is a kind of ...) remove the surface from

"strip wood"

Definition 11: bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of - [verb of contact]

Samples where skin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boy skinned his knee when he fell

Synonyms for skin in the sense of this definition

(skin is a kind of ...) cause injuries or bodily harm to

Definition 12: climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for skin in the sense of this definition

(skin is a kind of ...) move with difficulty, by grasping

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