skirt

DEFINITIONS OF: skirt

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

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ballet skirt, tutu
very short skirt worn by ballerinas
culotte
a divided skirt
full skirt
a long skirt gathered at the waist
gathered skirt
a skirt whose fabric is drawn together around the waist
grass skirt
a skirt made of long blades of grass
hobble skirt
a long skirt very narrow below the knees, worn between 1910 and 1914
crinoline, hoopskirt
a skirt stiffened with hoops
kilt
a knee-length pleated tartan skirt worn by men as part of the traditional dress in the Highlands of northern Scotland
lavalava
a skirt consisting of a rectangle of calico or printed cotton; worn by Polynesians (especially Samoans)
maxi
a long skirt ending below the calf
mini, miniskirt
a very short skirt
overskirt
an outer skirt worn over another skirt
sarong
a loose skirt consisting of brightly colored fabric wrapped around the body; worn by both women and men in the South Pacific
dirndl
a full skirt with a gathered waistband
Type of:
garment
an article of clothing

n cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist

Type of:
cloth covering
a covering made of cloth

n (Fungi) a remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the stem like a collar

Synonyms:
annulus
Type of:
plant part, plant structure
any part of a plant or fungus

n informal terms for a (young) woman

Synonyms:
bird, chick, dame, doll, wench
Type of:
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman
a young woman

v form the edge of

Type of:
border, bound
form the boundary of; be contiguous to

v extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

Synonyms:
border, environ, ring, surround
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fringe
decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe
gird, girdle
put a girdle on or around
cloister
surround with a cloister
close in, enclose, inclose, shut in
surround completely
hem in
surround in a restrictive manner
cloister
surround with a cloister, as of a garden
insert, tuck
fit snugly into
wall in, wall up
enclose with a wall
bower, embower
enclose in a bower
enshrine, shrine
enclose in a shrine
case, encase, incase
enclose in, or as if in, a case
bury, eat up, immerse, swallow, swallow up
enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
border, frame, frame in
enclose in or as if in a frame
glass, glass in
enclose with glass
bank
enclose with a bank
dike, dyke
enclose with a dike
encapsulate
enclose in a capsule or other small container
fence, fence in
enclose with a fence
cordon off, rope in, rope off
divide by means of a rope
casket
enclose in a casket
corral
enclose in a corral
fort, fortify
enclose by or as if by a fortification
hedge, hedge in
enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
hedge
hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge
Type of:
adjoin, contact, meet, touch
be in direct physical contact with; make contact

v pass around or about; move along the border

“The boat skirted the coast”
Type of:
go by, go past, pass, pass by, surpass, travel by
move past

v avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

“she skirted the problem”
Synonyms:
circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedge, parry, put off, sidestep
Types:
beg
dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
quibble
evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
Type of:
avoid
stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
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