1. [ noun ] (zoology) a natural protective covering of the body; site of the sense of touch
Synonyms: cutis tegument

"your skin is the largest organ of your body"

Related terms: connective_tissue body_covering scalp prepuce prepuce skin_graft thick_skin investment buff hangnail dewlap animal_skin integumentary_system wrinkle epidermis sweat_gland freckle pore sebaceous_gland scab macule dermis free_nerve_ending pacinian_corpuscle whitehead blackhead liver_spot skin_cell melanin
2. [ noun ] (botany,zoology) the tissue forming the hard outer layer of e.g. a fruit
Synonyms: peel rind
Related terms: plant_tissue
3. [ noun ] an outer surface (usually thin)

"the skin of an airplane"

Related terms: surface aircraft
4. [ noun ] (zoology) body covering of a living animal
Synonyms: hide pelt
Related terms: body_covering
5. [ noun ] a person's skin regarded as their life

"he tried to save his skin"

Related terms: animation
6. [ verb ] remove the bark of a tree
Synonyms: bark
Related terms: strip
7. [ verb ] bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of
Synonyms: scrape

"The boy skinned his knee when he fell"

Related terms: injure abrasion scratch
8. [ verb ] strip the skin off ("pare apples")
Synonyms: peel pare
Related terms: strip peel_off flay peeler peeler parer skinner
9. [ noun ] (food) the rind of a fruit
Synonyms: peel
Related terms: rind orange_peel lemon_peel banana_peel jacket edible_fruit
10. [ verb ] climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
Synonyms: clamber scramble struggle shinny sputter shin
Related terms: climb struggle
11. [ verb ] strike against an object
Synonyms: scrape abrade stub

"She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken"

Related terms: injure
12. [ noun ] a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the skin of an animal
Related terms: bag wineskin waterskin
Similar spelling:   skein