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Definition 1: a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women - [noun denoting artifact]

(skirt is a kind of ...) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

(... is a kind of skirt ) very short skirt worn by ballerinas

(... is a kind of skirt ) a loose skirt consisting of brightly colored fabric wrapped around the body; worn by both women and men in the South Pacific

(... is a kind of skirt ) an outer skirt worn over another skirt

(... is a kind of skirt ) a very short skirt

(... is a kind of skirt ) a long skirt ending below the calf

(... is a kind of skirt ) a skirt consisting of a rectangle of calico or printed cotton; worn by Polynesians (especially Samoans)

(... is a kind of skirt ) a knee-length pleated tartan skirt worn by men as part of the traditional dress in the Highlands of northern Scotland

(... is a kind of skirt ) a skirt stiffened with hoops

(... is a kind of skirt ) a divided skirt

(... is a kind of skirt ) a long skirt very narrow below the knees, worn between 1910 and 1914

(... is a kind of skirt ) a skirt made of long blades of grass

(... is a kind of skirt ) a skirt whose fabric is drawn together around the waist

(... is a kind of skirt ) a long skirt gathered at the waist

(skirt is a part of ...) knife pleat cut on the bias to produce a flared effect

(skirt is a part of ...) a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab

(skirt is a part of ...) a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it

(skirt is a part of ...) a piece of cloth sewn under an opening

(skirt is a part of ...) pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking

(skirt is a part of ...) the line formed by the lower edge of a skirt or coat

Definition 2: cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist - [noun denoting artifact]

(skirt is a kind of ...) a covering made of cloth

(skirt is a part of ...) the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs

"his lap was covered with food stains"

(skirt is a part of ...) the cloth covering for the buttocks

"the seat of his pants was worn through"

(... is part of skirt) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

Definition 3: informal terms for a (young) woman - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for skirt in the sense of this definition

(skirt is a kind of ...) a young female

"a young lady of 18"

Definition 4: (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for skirt in the sense of this definition

(skirt is a kind of ...) any part of a plant or fungus

(... is part of skirt) membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap

(skirt belongs to category ...) the taxonomic kingdom including yeast, molds, smuts, mushrooms, and toadstools; distinct from the green plants

Definition 5: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues) - [verb of communication]

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

  • He dodged the issue
  • she skirted the problem
  • They tend to evade their responsibilities
  • he evaded the questions skillfully

Synonyms for skirt in the sense of this definition

(skirt is a kind of ...) stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something

"Her former friends now avoid her"

(... is a kind of skirt ) dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted

"beg the question" "beg the point in the discussion"

(... is a kind of skirt ) evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

Definition 6: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle - [verb of contact]

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

  • The forest surrounds my property

Synonyms for skirt in the sense of this definition

(skirt is a kind of ...) be in direct physical contact with; make contact

"The two buildings touch" "Their hands touched" "The wire must not contact the metal cover" "The surfaces contact at this point"

(... is a kind of skirt ) decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe

"fur fringed the hem of the dress"

(... is a kind of skirt ) put a girdle on or around

"gird your loins"

(... is a kind of skirt ) surround with a cloister

"cloister the garden"

(... is a kind of skirt ) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

(... is a kind of skirt ) surround in a restrictive manner

"The building was hemmed in by flowers"

(... is a kind of skirt ) surround with a cloister, as of a garden

Definition 7: pass around or about; move along the border - [verb of motion]

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

  • The boat skirted the coast

(skirt is a kind of ...) move past

"A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window" "He passed his professor in the hall" "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

Definition 8: form the edge of - [verb of stative]

(skirt is a kind of ...) form the boundary of; be contiguous to

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