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Another word for skin

  1. The tissue forming the external covering of the body

      1. A natural outer covering or coat, such as the skin of an animal or the membrane enclosing an organ.
      2. The outermost layer or layers of an ovule.
      1. The outer, protective, nonvascular layer of the skin of vertebrates, covering the dermis.
      2. An integument or outer layer of various invertebrates.
      3. The outermost layer of cells covering the leaves and young parts of a plant.
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  2. A thin outer covering of an object

      1. A layer of boards or of other wood or fiber materials applied to the outer studs, joists, and rafters of a building to strengthen the structure and serve as a base for an exterior weatherproof cladding.
      2. An exterior covering on the underwater part of a ship's hull that protects it against marine growths.
      3. The act of providing sheathing.
      1. A usually close-fitting case or covering for a blade, as of a sword.
      2. Any of various similar coverings.
      3. An enveloping tubular structure, such as the base of a grass leaf that surrounds the stem or the tissue that encloses a muscle or nerve fiber.
      1. A thin, pliable layer of tissue covering surfaces or separating or connecting regions, structures, or organs of a living organism.
      2. A semipermeable layer that bounds a cell or an organelle, typically consisting of lipids and proteins.
      3. A thin, pliable sheet or layer of natural or synthetic material:
      1. A thin plate, sheet, or layer.
      2. The expanded area of a leaf or petal; a blade.
      3. The bladelike part of a kelp.
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  3. The outer covering of a fruit

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  1. To remove the skin of

      1. To remove clothing or covering from:
      2. To remove or take off (clothing or covering):
      3. To remove an exterior coating, as of paint or varnish, from:
      1. One of the many small hard dermal or epidermal structures that characteristically form the external covering of fishes and reptiles and certain mammals, such as pangolins.
      2. A similar part in other animals, such as one of the thin flat overlapping structures that cover the wings of butterflies and moths.
      3. A small, thin, often flattened plant structure, such as one of the modified leaves that cover a tree bud or one of the structures that contain the reproductive organs on the cones of a conifer.
      1. The skin or rind of certain fruits and vegetables.
      2. A chemical peel.
      3. To strip or cut away the skin, rind, or bark from; pare.
      1. To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument:
      2. To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving:
      3. To reduce, as in quantity or size; trim:
      1. To remove the bark, husk, or outer layer from; peel.
      2. To remove the surface layer, membrane, or fibrous cover of (an organ or structure).
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  2. To furnish with a covering of a different material

      1. A line bounding a plane figure.
      2. A surface bounding a solid figure.
      3. A surface of an object, especially a surface joining a top and bottom:
      1. To insert into or provide with a sheath.
      2. To retract (a claw) into a sheath.
      3. To enclose with a protective covering; encase.
      1. The surface of the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the base of the chin and from ear to ear.
      2. A person:
      3. A person's countenance:
      1. To place something upon or over, so as to protect or conceal:
      2. To overlay or spread with something:
      3. To put a cover or covering on:
      1. To sheathe or cover (a metal) with a metal.
      2. To cover with a protective or insulating layer of other material.
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  3. To exploit (another) by charging too much for something

      1. To immerse in liquid for a period of time:
      2. To make thoroughly wet or saturated:
      3. To absorb (liquid, for example) through pores or interstices:
      1. The skin covering the top of the human head.
      2. A portion of this skin with its attached hair, cut from a body especially as a battle trophy or as proof in claiming a bounty.
      3. A piece of hide from the skull of certain animals, such as the fox, shown as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty.
      1. A product or service that is overpriced or of poor quality.
      2. Something, such as a film or story, that is clearly imitative of or based on something else.
      3. A theft.
      1. A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface:
      2. A prison or police station.
      3. A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.
      1. A chisel with a blade that has a rounded, angled, or troughlike indentation along its length.
      2. A scooping or digging action, as with such a chisel.
      3. A groove or hole scooped with or as if with such a chisel.
      1. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears:
      2. To make shorter by cutting; trim:
      3. To cut off the edge of:
      1. To charge (a party) an excessive price for something.
      2. To fill too full; overload.
      3. To overstate or exaggerate.
      1. The coat of wool of a sheep or similar animal.
      2. The yield of wool shorn from a sheep at one time.
      3. A soft woolly covering or mass.

Another word for skin



    be no skin off one's back or nose

  1. by-the-skin-of-one-s-teeth

  2. get under one's skin

  3. with a whole skin

Synonym Study

  • Bark applies to the hard covering of trees and woody plants
  • Peel is used of the skin or rind of fruit that has been removed, as by stripping potato peel, lemon peel
  • Rind applies to the thick, tough covering of certain fruits, as of a watermelon, or of cheeses, bacon, etc.
  • Pelt refers to the skin, esp. the untanned skin, of a fur-bearing animal, as of a mink, fox, sheep, etc.
  • Hide is used of the tough skins of certain large animals, as of a horse, cow, elephant, etc.
  • Skin is the general term for the outer covering of the animal body and for the covering, especially if thin and tight, of certain fruits and vegetables human skin, the skin of a peach