- the outermost layer of a pearl.
- the outermost layer of a diamond as found: often different in color and refraction from the inner part of the stone.
- the shell or ceiling of a hull.
- the outer, exposed part of a furled sail.
verb (used with object), skinned, skin·ning.
verb (used without object), skinned, skin·ning.
- Slang. showing or featuring nude persons, often in a sexually explicit way: a skin magazine.
- presenting films, stage shows, exhibitions, etc., that feature nude persons, especially in a sexually explicit way: a Times Square skin house.
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Idioms for skin
- to irritate; bother: His laugh really gets under my skin.
- to affect deeply; impress; penetrate: That sort of music always gets under my skin.
- to reprimand; scold.
- to subdue completely, especially in a cruel or ruthless manner: The home team was skinned alive this afternoon.
Origin of skin
SYNONYMS FOR skin
OTHER WORDS FROM skinskin·like, adjectiveun·der·skin, nounun·skinned, adjective
Words nearby skin
Example sentences from the Web for skinned
Animals may be killed and skinned in the fur-making process, but the result is “an industry that lives.”
After weeks of hype, the baby finally arrived, weighing in at 413 pages with six chapters and one photo of a skinned harbor seal.
It was not until long after the hare was skinned, roasted, served as civet and as purée that I discovered the truth.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
These animals, all males, were taken in steel traps baited with the bodies of skinned mice or birds.Mammals from Tamaulipas, Mexico|Rollin H. Baker
Natives seemed almost eager to be skinned of their riches, and he and Harding happily obliged them.Skin Game|Charles E. Fritch
Sidney stopped reading long enough for a good laugh, as Thurman skinned off his trousers and clambered back into bed.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
I scrambled up, shocked and jarred by the fall, my hands and knees smarting as if they were skinned.The Motor Maid|Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for skinned (1 of 2)
- having a skin as specified
- (in combination)thick-skinned
British Dictionary definitions for skinned (2 of 2)
- the tissue forming the outer covering of the vertebrate body: it consists of two layers (the dermis and epidermis), the outermost of which may be covered with hair, scales, feathers, etc. It is mainly protective and sensory in function
- (as modifier)a skin disease See also dermis, epidermis Related adjectives: cutaneous, dermatoid
verb skins, skinning or skinned
Derived forms of skinskinless, adjectiveskinlike, adjective
Word Origin for skin
Medical definitions for skinned
Other words from skinskin′less adj.
Scientific definitions for skinned
Cultural definitions for skinned
The external tissue that covers the body. As the body's largest organ (it makes up about one twenty-fifth of an adult's weight), the skin serves as a waterproof covering that helps keep out pathogens and protects against temperature extremes and sunlight. The skin also contains special nerve endings that respond to touch, pressure, heat, and cold. The skin has an outer layer, or epidermis, and a layer immediately below, called the dermis.
Idioms and Phrases with skinned
In addition to the idioms beginning with skin
- skin alive
- skin and bones
- skin deep
- skin off one's nose
- skin of one's teeth
- beauty is only skin deep
- by the skin of one's teeth
- get under someone's skin
- jump out of one's skin
- make one's flesh creep (skin crawl)
- more than one way to skin a cat
- no skin off one's nose
- save one's bacon (skin)
- soaked to the skin
- thick skin