Meaning of SKIP in English


skip 1

— skippingly , adv.

/skip/ , v. , skipped, skipping , n.


1. to move in a light, springy manner by bounding forward with alternate hops on each foot.

2. to pass from one point, thing, subject, etc., to another, disregarding or omitting what intervenes: He skipped through the book quickly.

3. to go away hastily and secretly; flee without notice.

4. Educ. to be advanced two or more classes or grades at once.

5. to ricochet or bounce along a surface: The stone skipped over the lake.


6. to jump lightly over: The horse skipped the fence.

7. to pass over without reading, noting, acting, etc.: He skipped the bad parts.

8. to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of rhythmic actions): My heart skipped a beat.

9. to be absent from; avoid attendance at: to skip a school class.

10. to send (a missile) ricocheting along a surface.

11. Informal. to leave hastily and secretly or to flee from (a place): They skipped town.

12. skip out on , Informal. to flee or abandon; desert: He skipped out on his wife and two children.


13. a skipping movement; a light jump or bounce.

14. a gait marked by such jumps.

15. a passing from one point or thing to another, with disregard of what intervenes: a quick skip through Europe.

16. Music. a melodic interval greater than a second.

17. a natural depression below the surface of a planed board.

18. Informal. a person who has absconded in order to avoid paying debts or meeting other financial responsibilities.

[ 1250-1300; (v.) ME skippen, perh. skopa to run (cf. Icel skoppa to skip); (n.) late ME skyppe, deriv. of the v. ]

Syn. 1. caper, hop. SKIP, BOUND refer to an elastic, springing movement. To SKIP is to give a series of light, quick hops alternating the feet: to skip about. BOUND suggests a series of long, rather vigorous leaps; it is also applied to a springing or leaping type of walking or running rapidly and actively: A dog came bounding up to meet him. 2. skim. 13. leap, spring, caper, hop.

skip 2

/skip/ , n. , v. , skipped, skipping .


1. the captain of a curling or bowling team.

2. Informal. skipper 1 .


3. to serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).

4. Informal. skipper 1 .

[ 1820-30; short for SKIPPER 1 ]

skip 3

/skip/ , n.

1. Mining. a metal box for carrying ore, hauled vertically or on an incline.

2. See skip car .

[ 1805-15; alter. of SKEP ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .