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English noun: skin

1. skin (body) a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch


SamplesYour skin is the largest organ of your body.


Synonymscutis, tegument


Broader (hypernym)body covering, connective tissue


Narrower (hyponym)agnail, buff, cuticle, dewlap, foreskin, foreskin, hangnail, investment, prepuce, prepuce, scalp, skin graft, thick skin


Part holonymblackhead, comedo, corium, crease, crinkle, cuticle, derma, dermis, epidermis, freckle, free nerve ending, furrow, lentigo, line, liver spot, macula, macule, milium, Pacinian corpuscle, pore, pressure point, scab, seam, skin cell, sudoriferous gland, sweat gland, whitehead, wrinkle


Part meronymintegumentary system


Substance holonymmelanin

2. skin (artifact) an outer surface (usually thin)


SamplesThe skin of an airplane.


Broader (hypernym)surface


Part meronymaircraft

3. skin (animal) body covering of a living animal


Synonymshide, pelt


Broader (hypernym)body covering

4. skin (state) a person's skin regarded as their life


SamplesHe tried to save his skin.


Broader (hypernym)aliveness, animation, life, living

5. skin (food) the rind of a fruit or vegetable


Synonymspeel


Broader (hypernym)rind


Narrower (hyponym)banana peel, banana skin, jacket, lemon peel, lemon rind, orange peel, orange rind


Part meronymedible fruit

6. skin (artifact) a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal


Broader (hypernym)bag


Narrower (hyponym)water skin, waterskin, wineskin


English verb: skin

1. skin (motion) climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling


Synonymsclamber, scramble, shin, shinny, sputter, struggle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)climb

2. skin (contact) bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of


SamplesThe boy skinned his knee when he fell.


ExamplesDid he skin his foot?


Synonymsscrape


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)injure, wound

3. skin (contact) remove the bark of a tree


ExamplesThey skin the trees


Synonymsbark


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strip

4. skin (contact) strip the skin off


SamplesPare apples.


ExamplesThe chefs skin the vegetables


Synonymspare, peel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strip


Narrower (hyponym)flay, peel off









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