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Dictionary Definition

skip

Noun

1 a gait in which steps and hops alternate
2 a mistake resulting from neglect [syn: omission]

Verb

1 bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible" [syn: jump, pass over, skip over]
2 intentionally fail to attend; "cut class" [syn: cut]
3 jump lightly [syn: hop, hop-skip]
4 leave suddenly; "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town" [syn: decamp, vamoose]
5 bound off one point after another [syn: bound off]
6 cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond" [syn: skim, skitter] [also: skipping, skipped]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • , /skɪp/, /skIp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Verb

  1. To move by hopping on alternate feet.
  2. To leap about lightly.
  3. To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.
  4. To omit or disregard intermediate items or stages.
    my heart just skipped a beat.
  5. To place an item in a skip.

Translations

To move by hopping on alternate feet
To leap about lightly
To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface
To omit or disregard intermediate items or stages

Noun

  1. A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.
  2. An open-topped rubbish bin, ranging in size from perhaps 1.5x1.5 metres up to 6x3 metres, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to take away both bin and contents. See also skep.
  3. An Australian person of Anglo-Celtic descent. Used by people of southern European descent (those who the "skips" in turn call "wogs"), not used by Anglo Australians themselves. Usually taken to be from Skippy the Bush Kangaroo and not of itself insulting (though might be used as such).
    2001: Effie: How did you find the second, the defacto, and what nationality is she? Barber: She is Australian. Effie: Is she? Gone for a skip. You little radical you. — Mary Coustas as her character Effie, TV series Effie: Just Quietly, 2001, episode Nearest and Dearest
  4. The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks
  5. Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship.

Synonyms

Translations

A leaping, jumping or skipping movement
An open-topped rubbish bin
An Australian person of Anglo-Celtic descent
(curling)The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks

Derived terms

Faroese

Pronunciation

[ʃiːp]

Noun

skip

Declension

Icelandic

Noun

skip

Synonyms

Derived terms

Norwegian

Noun

skip (definite singular: skipet; indefinite plural: skip; definite plural: skipa/skipene)

Extensive Definition

The word skip has several meanings:
  • Skip (container), a type of large open-topped container
  • Skip (music), a type of interval in music
  • Skip (in audio playback), a type of malfunction of a phonograph or gramophone or CD player
  • Skip (radio), a radio signal which is reflected or refracted in the atmosphere or ionosphere
  • Skip (curling), a position in the sport of curling
  • Skip (gait), a style of gait movement involving a combination of walking and jumping
  • Jump rope (skipping rope), where one or more participants jump over a spinning rope so that it passes under their feet and over their heads
  • Skip-stop, a public transit service pattern
The word skip also appears in several names and titles:

See also

skip in German: Skip
skip in Japanese: スキップ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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