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1. skirt

noun. ['ˈskɝːt'] cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist.

Synonyms

  • lap covering
  • seat
  • cloth covering
  • garment

Antonyms

  • unzip
  • stay in place
  • disarm
  • unbind

Etymology

  • skyrta (Old Norse)

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Words that Rhyme with Skirt

  • disconcert
  • vanwert
  • subvert
  • reassert
  • mcwhirt
  • dilbert
  • convert
  • concert
  • boisvert
  • unhurt
  • thibert
  • squirt
  • revert
  • pervert
  • mcguirt
  • mcgirt
  • invert
  • insert
  • exert
  • divert
  • dessert
  • desert
  • spurt
  • schwerdt
  • overt
  • inert
  • flirt
  • evert
  • blurt
  • avert

Example sentences of the word skirt


1. Noun, singular or mass
A quick and easy way to dress up any bed is to add a coordinating bed skirt.

2. Verb, past tense
Hang each panel of the sink skirt up using a commercial-grade stick-on hook-and-loop tape.

3. Adjective
Cut at the seam where the patterned or colored skirt meets the plain sheeting.

Quotes containing the word skirt


1. Make up a story... For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul.
- Toni Morrison, The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993

2. You're very welcome,"she said, giving my hair a hard tug. "You should be used to being gawked at by now.""And yet I'm not.""Well, if it gets too bad, give me a signal, and I'll get up on the banquet table, toss my skirt over my head, and do a little dance. That way no one will be looking at you.
- Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

2. skirt

noun. ['ˈskɝːt'] a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women.

Synonyms

  • ballet skirt
  • sunray pleat
  • garment
  • overskirt
  • hobble skirt
  • zipper
  • maxi
  • zip
  • hemline
  • kick pleat
  • lavalava
  • culotte
  • grass skirt
  • tutu
  • gathered skirt
  • box pleat
  • full skirt
  • crinoline
  • miniskirt
  • kilt
  • hoopskirt
  • sarong
  • zip fastener
  • slide fastener
  • sunburst pleat
  • placket

Antonyms

  • overgarment
  • underdress
  • undress
  • overdress

Etymology

  • skyrta (Old Norse)

3. skirt

verb. ['ˈskɝːt'] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).

Synonyms

  • circumvent
  • elude
  • put off
  • duck
  • dodge
  • avoid
  • hedge
  • beg
  • quibble
  • sidestep
  • fudge
  • evade

Antonyms

  • pull out
  • recede
  • fall short of
  • disagree

Etymology

  • skyrta (Old Norse)

4. skirt

verb. ['ˈskɝːt'] pass around or about; move along the border.

Synonyms

  • pass by
  • go by
  • surpass
  • travel by
  • go past

Antonyms

  • lend oneself
  • attract
  • encourage
  • hearten

Etymology

  • skyrta (Old Norse)

5. skirt

noun. ['ˈskɝːt'] informal terms for a (young) woman.

Synonyms

  • missy
  • doll
  • chick
  • young woman
  • fille
  • girl
  • wench
  • dame
  • bird
  • young lady

Antonyms

  • detach
  • silence
  • defend
  • uncover

Etymology

  • skyrta (Old Norse)

6. skirt

noun. ['ˈskɝːt'] (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar.

Synonyms

  • partial veil
  • annulus
  • plant structure

Antonyms

  • take away
  • foul ball
  • disconnectedness
  • unsheathe

Etymology

  • skyrta (Old Norse)

7. skirt

verb. ['ˈskɝːt'] form the edge of.

Synonyms

  • border

Antonyms

  • dabbling duck
  • stand still

Etymology

  • skyrta (Old Norse)

8. skirt

verb. ['ˈskɝːt'] extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.

Synonyms

  • gird
  • ring
  • cloister
  • surround
  • adjoin
  • environ
  • contact
  • enclose
  • inclose
  • girdle
  • hem in
  • close in
  • border
  • fringe
  • meet
  • touch

Antonyms

  • stifle
  • miss
  • disengage
  • discolor

Etymology

  • skyrta (Old Norse)
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