Definitions for: Skip


[n] a mistake resulting from neglect
[n] a gait in which steps and hops alternate
[v] bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
[v] cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
[v] bound off one point after another
[v] jump lightly
[v] leave suddenly (very informal usage); "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town"
[v] intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"



Webster (1913) Definition: Skip, n. [See Skep.]
1. A basket. See Skep. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

2. A basket on wheels, used in cotton factories.

3. (Mining) An iron bucket, which slides between guides, for
hoisting mineral and rock.

4. (Sugar Manuf.) A charge of sirup in the pans.

5. A beehive; a skep.


Skip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skipped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Skipping.] [OE. skippen, of uncertain origin; cf. Icel.
skopa run, skoppa to spin like a top, OSw. & dial. Sw.
skimmpa to run, skimpa, skompa, to hop, skip; or Ir. sgiob to
snatch, Gael. sgiab to start or move suddenly, to snatch, W.
ysgipio to snatch.]
1. To leap lightly; to move in leaps and hounds; -- commonly
implying a sportive spirit.

The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy
reason, would he skip and play? --Pope.

So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and
frisking fantastically. --Hawthorne.

2. Fig.: To leave matters unnoticed, as in reading, speaking,
or writing; to pass by, or overlook, portions of a thing;
-- often followed by over.


Skip, v. t.
1. To leap lightly over; as, to skip the rope.

2. To pass over or by without notice; to omit; to miss; as,
to skip a line in reading; to skip a lesson.

They who have a mind to see the issue may skip these
two chapters. --Bp. Burnet.

3. To cause to skip; as, to skip a stone. [Colloq.]


Skip, n.
1. A light leap or bound.

2. The act of passing over an interval from one thing to
another; an omission of a part.

3. (Mus.) A passage from one sound to another by more than a
degree at once. --Busby.

Skip kennel, a lackey; a footboy. [Slang.] --Swift.

Skip mackerel. (Zo["o]l.) See Bluefish, 1.

Synonyms: bound off, cut, decamp, hop, hop-skip, jump, omission, pass over, skim, skip over, skitter, vamoose

See Also: bestride, bounce, bound, climb on, drop, error, failure, fault, gait, get on, go away, go forth, hop on, jump, jump on, leap, leave, leave out, miss, miss, mistake, mount, mount up, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pass over, pretermit, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, skip, skip over, spring, take a hop, throw

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