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Definition of the noun skip

What does skip mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: skips

  1. a gait in which steps and hops alternate
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: gait = a person's manner of walking
  2. a mistake resulting from neglect
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of skip: omission
    • more generic words: error / fault / mistake = a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    • more specific word: failure = an unexpected omission

Alternative definition of the noun skip


  1. A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.
  2. [Australia] [British] An open-topped rubbish bin, ranging in size from perhaps 1.5x1.5 metres up to 6x3 metres, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to take away both bin and contents. See also skep.
  3. [mining] A transportation container in a mine, usually for ore or mullock.
  4. Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority.
  5. [curling] The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks.
  6. [Australia] [slang] An Australian person of Anglo-Celtic descent.

Specialised definition of the noun skip

Glossary of sports / bowls

the captain of a team, who dictates tactics and bowls last (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / curling

the captain of the team, the fourth player to deliver stones at each end. The skip delivers the final and often crucial stone (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the team captain, who plans strategy, holds the broom as a target for shots by the other three players, and usually throws the last two stones of each end

Definition of the verb skip

What does skip mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: skipped, skipping

  1. bypass
  2. intentionally fail to attend
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of skip: cut
    • more generic word: miss = fail to attend an event or activity
    • more specific terms: play hooky / bunk off = play truant from work or school
  3. jump lightly
  4. leave suddenly
  5. bound off one point after another
  6. cause to skip over a surface
    • example: Skip a stone across the pond
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of skip: skim / skitter
    • more generic word: throw = propel through the air

Alternative definition of the verb skip


  1. [intransitive] To move by hopping on alternate feet.
  2. [intransitive] To leap about lightly.
  3. [intransitive] To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.
  4. [transitive] To throw (something), making it skim, ricochet, or bounce over a surface.
  5. [transitive] To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).
  6. To place an item in a skip.
  7. [transitive, informal] Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).
  8. [transitive, informal] To leave; as, to skip town, to skip the country.
  9. To jump rope.


  1. Skip a.k.a. Katharine Towne: Katharine Payne Towne is an American actress, born in Hollywood, California to Julie Payne, an actress, and Robert Towne, an Oscar-winning screenwriter, director, and actor. She is a grandchild of actors John Payne and Anne Shirley.
  2. Skip a.k.a. Chris Candido: Christopher B. "Chris" Candito was an American professional wrestler. Candito was best known for his appearances with professional wrestling promotions such as World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and Smoky Mountain Wrestling under the ring name Chris Candido, as well as his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation as Skip, one-half of the tag team The Bodydonnas. For much of his career, he performed alongside his real-life partner, Tammy "Sunny" Sytch, who acted as his valet.
  3. Skip a.k.a. Sonny Barger is an actor.
  4. Skip a.k.a. Ethan Erickson is an American television and film actor and TV host.
  5. Skip a.k.a. Skip Schumaker: Jared Michael "Skip" Schumaker is an American professional baseball outfielder and second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. He has also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.
  6. Skip a.k.a. Blake Palmer is a pornographic actor. He has performed in over 700 movies since 1980, and was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2006.
  7. Skip a.k.a. Hallock Beals is an actor.
  8. Skip a.k.a. Skip Panettiere is a fire department captain.
  9. Skip: $kip is a famous singer-songwriter and recording producer. He was known through his debut single titled Skippin'. The single got a hit in the Philippines which make him soon a notable artist. On February 2012, he approved the issue about his album, that'll may be released ASAP. The album's released was calculated and may be released some time with in the month of December of the year 2012.
    • also known as $kip
    • born in (17 years ago)
    • genre: Pop music
    • album: "$kip"
  10. Skip a.k.a. Jeff Seidman is a screenwriter and film producer.
  11. Skip a.k.a. Jessie Kirby is an actor.
  12. Skip a.k.a. Tony Malanowski is a film editor and film producer.
  13. skip a.k.a. Saqib Abdullah is a singer, song-writer and composer.
  14. Skip a.k.a. G.W. Mercier: G. W. Mercier is a scenic designer.
  15. Skip a.k.a. Efrem Zimbalist III is the son of actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
  16. Skip a.k.a. Ellis Burman is a sound re-recording mixer and scoring-mixer.
  17. Skip a.k.a. Clifford Workman is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Skip Alan, Skip Frye, Skip Gray, Skip Hall, Skip Holm, Skip Hunt, Skip Kite, Skip Lane, Skip Lusk, Skip Over and many others.


Skip, a Rat Terrier, was a pet of Theodore Roosevelt.


  1. Skip is a fictional character from the 2005 film Lords of Dogtown.
  2. Skip is a fictional character from the 2000 film My Dog Skip.
  3. Skip is a fictional character from the 1995 film Dead Presidents.
  4. Skip is a fictional character from the 2009 film He's Just Not That Into You.
  5. Skip is a fictional character from the 2000 film Seducing Maarya.
  6. Skip is a fictional character from the 1969 film Hell's Angels '69.
  7. Skip is a fictional character from the 1950 film noir "Dial 1119".
  8. Skip is a fictional character from the 2007 film Indian cowboy.
  9. Skip is a fictional character from Body of Lies.
  10. Skip is a fictional character from The Prey.
  11. Skip is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Trotsky.
  12. Skip is a fictional character from the 2011 comedy TV film Smothered.
  13. Skip is a fictional character from the 2007 film Camp Lazlo: Where's Lazlo?.
  14. Skip is a fictional character from the 1979 film Island of the Fishmen.

There are other characters with in their name, like Skip Martin, Skip Miller and Skip Thomas.


"Skip" is a musical album of Skip Battin.

  • released in (43 years ago)


Skip a.k.a. San Luis Airport is an airport serving Ipiales, a city in the Nariño Department of Colombia.

  • also known as فرودگاه سن لویس
  • part of Colombia


  1. Skip: A skip or dumpster is a large open-topped waste container designed for loading onto a special type of lorry. Instead of being emptied into a garbage truck on site, as a wheelie bin is, a skip is removed, or replaced by an empty skip, and then tipped at a landfill site or transfer station.
  2. Skip: In curling, the skip is the captain of the team. The skip is responsible for determining strategy, and holds the broom in the house to indicate where a teammate at the other end of the curling sheet should aim the stone. The skip usually throws the last two stones in the fourth position, but the skip can play in any other position.
  3. Skip: A skip occurs when a phonograph, cassette tape or Compact Disc player malfunctions or is disturbed so as to play incorrectly, causing a break in sound or a jump to another part of the recording.
  4. skip is an hint.
  5. SKIP is an acronym for Skeletal muscle and kidney enriched inositol phosphatase, which is a human gene.
  6. Skip a.k.a. Skip-1 is a protein.

Phrases with Skip

Phrases starting with the word Skip:

  1. Skip car
  2. skip out
  3. skip over
  4. skip rope
  5. skip town
  6. skip-bomb
  7. Skip hoist
  8. Skip a Beat
  9. Skip Tracer
  10. skip distance
  11. Skip a Generation

Phrases ending with the word Skip:

  1. hit-skip
  2. hop-skip
  3. Vice-Skip

Other phrase containing the word Skip:

  1. Hop, Skip, and a Jump

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Skip

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Google previewSystem Development and Ada (1987)

CRAI Workshop on Software Factories and Ada, Capri, Italy, May 26-30, 1986, Proceedings by A. Nico Habermann, Ugo Montanari

A skip is a behaviour, whose only action is to write v in the location env(x) (skip is an identity element for the behaviour sequential composition operation); the symbol A has the same role as the dot in the CCS behaviour a. be.

Google previewLost at School (2008)

Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them by Ross W. Greene

Of course, the other step adults frequently skip is the Invitation. It's fairly common for adults to successfully navigate the Empathy and Define Adult Concerns steps and then veer off the cliff ...

Google previewCharacter Animation Fundamentals (2012)

Developing Skills for 2D and 3D Character Animation by Steve Roberts

A skip is a kind of run that involves a floating stride position and landing on the rear foot.

Google previewSTP New National Curriculum Mathematics (2002)

by L. Bostock

A rubbish skip is a prism. The cross-section of the prism is an isosceles trapezium. This diagram shows the inside measurements of the cross-section. AB is 4m long. AD is 1.5m long. Angle DAB is 70°. -4m a Calculate the depth of the skip, ...

Google previewThe Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition) (2011)

by Paul Dickson

Paul Dickson Skip McAfee. Giants. New York Female Giants in 1913. George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress Grandstand. Charles City, Iowa. Andy Moresund Collection. making such a statement. Mancuso comments, “The ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Church and Religious Organization Marketing (2013)

by Robert E Stevens, David L Loudon, Henry Cole, Bruce Wrenn

and interactive capabilities; and cannot permit complex skip patterns. Web surveys, in comparison, are in HTML format and offer much more flexibility to the researcher, providing opportunity for ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

SKIP, v. n., V. a., ...

Google previewSomali-English, English-Somali Dictionary and Phrasebook (1999)

by Nicholas Awde, Martin Orwin, Cabdulqaadir Xaaji Cali Xaaji Axmed

ro skeleton saabka jidhka sheep ido skin maqaar sheep & goats adhi skip bood- bood sheet go skip over iska dhaaf shelf khaanad skull laf madax shell sea alleelo; ...

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Quotes about Skip

Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them. (John Ruskin)
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Scrabble value of S1K5I1P3

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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