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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid;
- Example: "there was a thin skim of oil on the water"

2. reading or glancing through quickly;
[syn: skim, skimming]


VERB (7)

1. travel on the surface of water;
[syn: plane, skim]

2. move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of;
[syn: skim over, skim]

3. examine hastily;
- Example: "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
[syn: scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down]

4. cause to skip over a surface;
- Example: "Skip a stone across the pond"
[syn: skim, skip, skitter]

5. coat (a liquid) with a layer;

6. remove from the surface;
- Example: "skim cream from the surface of milk"
[syn: skim, skim off, cream off, cream]

7. read superficially;
[syn: skim, skim over]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed;
- Example: "yogurt made with skim milk"
- Example: "she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter"
[syn: skim, skimmed]

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6 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skim \Skim\, a. Contraction of Skimming and Skimmed. [1913 Webster] Skim coat, the final or finishing coat of plaster. Skim colter, a colter for paring off the surface of land. Skim milk, skimmed milk; milk from which the cream has been taken. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skim \Skim\ (sk[i^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skimmed (sk[i^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Skimming.] [Cf. Sw. skymma to darken. [root]158. See Scum.] 1. To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth. [1913 Webster] 2. To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream. [1913 Webster] 3. To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of. [1913 Webster] Homer describes Mercury as flinging himself from the top of Olympus, and skimming the surface of the ocean. --Hazlitt. [1913 Webster] 4. Fig.: To read or examine superficially and rapidly, in order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim a book or a newspaper. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skim \Skim\, v. i. 1. To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface. [1913 Webster] Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To hasten along with superficial attention. [1913 Webster] They skim over a science in a very superficial survey. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 3. To put on the finishing coat of plaster. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

skim adj 1: used of milk and milk products from which the cream has been removed; "yogurt made with skim milk"; "she can drink skimmed milk but should avoid butter" [syn: skim, skimmed] n 1: a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid; "there was a thin skim of oil on the water" 2: reading or glancing through quickly [syn: skim, skimming] v 1: travel on the surface of water [syn: plane, skim] 2: move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of [syn: skim over, skim] 3: examine hastily; "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi" [syn: scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down] 4: cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond" [syn: skim, skip, skitter] 5: coat (a liquid) with a layer 6: remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk" [syn: skim, skim off, cream off, cream] 7: read superficially [syn: skim, skim over]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

130 Moby Thesaurus words for "skim": avalanche, ball the jack, barrel, blink, boom, bowl along, breeze, breeze along, browse, brush, brush by, carefully ignore, caress, carom, clip, coast, cold-shoulder, come in contact, contact, cream, cut a corner, cut along, cut corners, dap, dart, dip into, dodge, drift, examine cursorily, fleet, flit, float, flow, fly, fly low, foot, fudge, ghost, give the once-over, glance, glance at, glance over, glance through, glide, glissade, go fast, graze, highball, hit, ice-skate, impinge, kiss, make knots, nip, nudge, osculate, outstrip the wind, page through, pass over, pass over lightly, plow the deep, pour it on, remove, ricochet, ride, ride the sea, rip, roller-skate, rub, run, run over, run through, sail, scamp, scan, scorch, scrape, scratch the surface, scud, separate, shave, shoot, sideslip, sideswipe, sizzle, skate, skateboard, ski, skid, skim over, skim the surface, skimp, skip, skip over, skirt, sled, sleigh, slidder, slide, slide down, slight, slip, slip through, slither, slubber over, slur, slur over, soar, speed, squeak by, storm along, sweep, take off, tear, tear along, thumb over, thumb through, thunder along, toboggan, touch, touch lightly, touch upon, touch upon lightly, walk the waters, whisk, whiz, zing, zip, zip through, zoom
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Skim A Scheme implementation with packages and other enhancements, by Alain Deutsch et al, France. (2000-11-02)