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Meaning & Definition of Skirt in English

English

Skirt

/skərt/

noun

1. Cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist

    synonym:
  • skirt

2. A garment hanging from the waist

  • Worn mainly by girls and women
    synonym:
  • skirt

3. (fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar

    synonym:
  • annulus
  • ,
  • skirt

4. Informal terms for a (young) woman

    synonym:
  • dame
  • ,
  • doll
  • ,
  • wench
  • ,
  • skirt
  • ,
  • chick
  • ,
  • bird

verb

1. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

  • "He dodged the issue"
  • "She skirted the problem"
  • "They tend to evade their responsibilities"
  • "He evaded the questions skillfully"
    synonym:
  • hedge
  • ,
  • fudge
  • ,
  • evade
  • ,
  • put off
  • ,
  • circumvent
  • ,
  • parry
  • ,
  • elude
  • ,
  • skirt
  • ,
  • dodge
  • ,
  • duck
  • ,
  • sidestep

2. Pass around or about

  • Move along the border
  • "The boat skirted the coast"
    synonym:
  • skirt

3. Form the edge of

    synonym:
  • skirt

4. Extend on all sides of simultaneously

  • Encircle
  • "The forest surrounds my property"
    synonym:
  • surround
  • ,
  • environ
  • ,
  • ring
  • ,
  • skirt
  • ,
  • border

Examples of using

Her skirt is long.
That skirt is long.
This skirt is long.