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NOUN (4)

1. cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist;

2. a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women;

3. (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar;
[syn: annulus, skirt]

4. informal terms for a (young) woman;
[syn: dame, doll, wench, skirt, chick, bird]


VERB (4)

1. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues);
- Example: "He dodged the issue"
- Example: "she skirted the problem"
- Example: "They tend to evade their responsibilities"
- Example: "he evaded the questions skillfully"
[syn: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep]

2. pass around or about; move along the border;
- Example: "The boat skirted the coast"

3. form the edge of;

4. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle;
- Example: "The forest surrounds my property"
[syn: surround, environ, ring, skirt, border]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skirt \Skirt\, v. t. To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity. [1913 Webster] Savages . . . who skirt along our western frontiers. --S. S. Smith. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skirt \Skirt\, n. [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta a shirt, Sw. sk["o]rt a skirt, skjorta a shirt. See Shirt.] 1. The lower and loose part of a coat, dress, or other like garment; the part below the waist; as, the skirt of a coat, a dress, or a mantle. [1913 Webster] 2. A loose edging to any part of a dress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A narrow lace, or a small skirt of ruffled linen, which runs along the upper part of the stays before, and crosses the breast, being a part of the tucker, is called the modesty piece. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. Border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything "Here in the skirts of the forest." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. A petticoat. [1913 Webster] 5. The diaphragm, or midriff, in animals. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Skirt \Skirt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skirted; p. pr. & vb. n. Skirting.] 1. To cover with a skirt; to surround. [1913 Webster] Skirted his loins and thighs with downy gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees. "When sundown skirts the moor." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

skirt n 1: cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist 2: a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women 3: (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar [syn: annulus, skirt] 4: informal terms for a (young) woman [syn: dame, doll, wench, skirt, chick, bird] v 1: avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully" [syn: hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep] 2: pass around or about; move along the border; "The boat skirted the coast" 3: form the edge of 4: extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property" [syn: surround, environ, ring, skirt, border]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

229 Moby Thesaurus words for "skirt": Jane, Mother Hubbard, adjoin, babe, baby, ballet skirt, bank, befringe, beg, biddy, bind, bird, bitch, board, border, bordure, bound, boundaries, bounds, bourns, brim, brink, broad, brow, brush, brush by, burke, bypass, caress, cheongsam, chick, chiton, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circulate, circumambulate, circumference, circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumscription, circumvent, close the circle, coast, cocktail dress, colleen, come full circle, come in contact, compass, confines, contact, coordinates, crinoline, culottes, cutie, cycle, dame, damoiselle, damsel, define, demoiselle, describe a circle, detour, dirndl, ditch, dodge, doll, double, dress, dresses, duck, edge, edges, elude, encircle, encompass, enframe, escape, evade, featheredge, filly, flange, flank, frail, frame, fringe, fringes, frock, full skirt, gal, get around, get away from, get out of, girdle, girdle the globe, girl, girlie, glance, go about, go around, go round, go the round, gown, grass skirt, graze, gyre, hedge, heifer, hem, hen, hit, hobble skirt, hoyden, ignore, impinge, jeune fille, jill, jumper, junior miss, jupe, kilt, kirtle, kiss, labellum, labium, labrum, lap, lass, lassie, ledge, limb, limbus, limitations, limits, line, lip, list, little missy, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, make a circuit, mantua, march, marches, marge, margin, marginate, maxiskirt, metes, metes and bounds, microskirt, midiskirt, miniskirt, minx, miss, missy, muu-muu, nudge, nymphet, orbit, osculate, outlines, outskirts, overdress, pale, pannier, parameters, peplum, perimeter, periphery, petticoat, piece, pinafore, purfle, purl, ragged edge, revolve, rim, romp, round, rub, sack, sari, sarong, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, scrape, selvage, set off, shake, shake off, shave, sheath, shirtdress, shore, shuffle out of, side, sideline, sidestep, sideswipe, skim, skip, skirting, skirts, slip, slit skirt, spiral, squeak by, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen, subteener, surround, tea gown, teenybopper, tomato, tomboy, touch, trim, tutu, verge, verges, virgin, wench, wheel, young creature, young thing