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Meaning & Definition of Skin in English

English

Skin

/skɪn/

noun

1. A natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

  • "Your skin is the largest organ of your body"
    synonym:
  • skin
  • ,
  • tegument
  • ,
  • cutis

2. An outer surface (usually thin)

  • "The skin of an airplane"
    synonym:
  • skin

3. Body covering of a living animal

    synonym:
  • hide
  • ,
  • pelt
  • ,
  • skin

4. A person's skin regarded as their life

  • "He tried to save his skin"
    synonym:
  • skin

5. The rind of a fruit or vegetable

    synonym:
  • peel
  • ,
  • skin

6. A bag serving as a container for liquids

  • It is made from the hide of an animal
    synonym:
  • skin

verb

1. Climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

    synonym:
  • clamber
  • ,
  • scramble
  • ,
  • shin
  • ,
  • shinny
  • ,
  • skin
  • ,
  • struggle
  • ,
  • sputter

2. Bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of

  • "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
    synonym:
  • skin
  • ,
  • scrape

3. Remove the bark of a tree

    synonym:
  • bark
  • ,
  • skin

4. Strip the skin off

  • "Pare apples"
    synonym:
  • skin
  • ,
  • peel
  • ,
  • pare

Examples of using

Your skin is artificially blue as is your hair.
Stop judging people by their skin colour.
People are judged by their skin colour.