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English noun: skirt

1. skirt (artifact) cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist


Broader (hypernym)cloth covering


Part holonymlap, lap covering, seat


Part meronymgarment

2. skirt (artifact) a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women


Broader (hypernym)garment


Narrower (hyponym)ballet skirt, crinoline, culotte, full skirt, gathered skirt, grass skirt, hobble skirt, hoopskirt, kilt, lavalava, maxi, mini, miniskirt, overskirt, sarong, tutu


Part holonymbox pleat, hemline, kick pleat, placket, slide fastener, sunburst pleat, sunray pleat, zip, zip fastener, zipper

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


Synonymsannulus


Broader (hypernym)plant part, plant structure


Part meronympartial veil


Domain categoryFungi, fungus kingdom, kingdom Fungi

4. skirt (person) informal terms for a (young) woman


Synonymsbird, chick, dame, doll, wench


Broader (hypernym)fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman


English verb: skirt

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


SamplesHe dodged the issue.
She skirted the problem.
They tend to evade their responsibilities.
He evaded the questions skillfully.


Synonymscircumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)avoid


Narrower (hyponym)beg, quibble

2. skirt (motion) pass around or about; move along the border


SamplesThe boat skirted the coast.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go by, go past, pass, pass by, surpass, travel by

3. skirt (stative) form the edge of


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)border, bound

4. skirt (contact) extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle


SamplesThe forest surrounds my property.


Synonymsborder, environ, ring, surround


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch


Narrower (hyponym)cloister, cloister, close in, enclose, fringe, gird, girdle, hem in, inclose, shut in









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