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Noun

Singular
skin

Plural
s

skin (s)
  1. (uncountable) The outer covering of living tissue over the bones, striated muscles, ligaments, and internal organs of a person.
    • He is so disgusting he makes my skin crawl.
  2. (uncountable) The outer protective layer of any plant or animal.
  3. (countable) The skin and fur of an individual animal used by humans for clothing, upholstery, etc.
  4. (countable) A congealed layer on the surface of a liquid.
    • In order to get to the rest of the paint in the can, you'll have to remove the skin floating on top of it.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An image used as the background of the graphical user interface of a computer program.
    • You can use this skin to change how the browser looks.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Rolling paper for cigarettes.
    • Pass me a skin, mate.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Short for skinhead.
  8. (Australia) A subgroup within an Australian aboriginal people, also called a section, subsection, or moiety. These divisions are cultural, not related to a person’s physical skin. (Reference: Macquarie Aboriginal Words, Macquarie University, 1994, paperback ISBN 0-949757-79-9, introduction.)

Synonyms

  • (outer covering of living tissue): dermis, integument, tegument
  • (outer protective layer of a plant or animal): peel (of fruit or vegetable)
  • (skin of an animal used by humans): hide, pelt
  • (congealed layer on the surface of a liquid): film

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Verb

Infinitive
to skin

Third person singular
skin

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to skin (third-person singular simple present skin, present participle n, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (transitive) To injure the skin of.
    • He fell off his bike and skinned his knee on the concrete.
  2. (transitive) To remove the skin and/or fur of an animal or a human.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To use a replacement image for the graphical user interface of (a computer program).
    • Can I skin the program to put the picture of my cat on it?

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Danish

Noun

skin

  1. Shine, light, glare.
  2. Surface, resemblance.

Dutch

Noun

skin m. and f. (plural skins, diminutive skinnetje)

  1. Skin (computing).
  2. Short for skinhead.

Icelandic

Declension of skin
(singular)
(indefinite) (definite)
nominative skin skinið
accusative skin skinið
dative skini skininu
genitive skins skinsins
Other words with the same declension

Noun

skin n.

  1. shine, shimmer, brightness.

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