English dictionary


skald |skɔːld| — (historical) a Nordic poet of the Viking Age

skate |skeɪt| — sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs

skater |ˈskeɪtər| — someone who skates

skating |ˈskeɪtɪŋ| — the sport of gliding on skates

skating-rink |ˈskeɪtɪŋ rɪŋk| — attributive form of skating rink

skedaddle |skɪˈdædl| — a hasty flight

skein |skeɪn| — coils of worsted yarn

skeletal |ˈskelətl| — very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

skeleton |ˈskelɪtn| — something reduced to its minimal form

skeletonize |ˈskelɪtənaɪz| — To reduce to a skeleton.

skeptic |ˈskeptɪk| — someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs

skeptical |ˈskeptəkəl| — denying or questioning the tenets of especially a religion

skepticism |ˈskeptəˌsɪzəm| — doubt about the truth of something

skerry |ˈskerɪ| — A small rocky island which may be covered by the sea at high tide or during storms.

sketch |sketʃ| — preliminary drawing for later elaboration

sketchbook |ˈsketʃbʊk| — a book containing sheets of paper on which sketches can be drawn

sketchy |ˈsketʃɪ| — giving only major points; lacking completeness

skew |skjuː| — turn or place at an angle

skew-eyed |ˈskjuː aɪd| — having eyes that look in different directions

skewback |ˈskjuːbak| — The side of an arch.

skewbald |ˈskjuːbɔːld| — (of horses) Marked with patches of white and non-black colours.

skewed |skjʊd| — having an oblique or slanting direction or position

skewer |ˈskjuːər| — a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted

skewness  — an oblique or slanting asymmetry

ski |skiː| — narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used in pairs for gliding over snow

ski-jumping |ˈskiːˌdʒʌmpɪŋ| — A winter sport in which skiers ski down a take-off ramp and attempt to jump as far as possible.

ski-run |ˈskiːrʌn| — (sports) A trail or slope used for skiing

skiagram |ˈskaɪəɡræm| — a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)

skiagraph |ˈskaɪəˌɡræf| — a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)

skiagraphy  — the process of making a radiograph; producing an image on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light

skid |skɪd| — one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

skidding |ˈskɪdɪŋ| — Present participle of skid.

skidoo |skɪˈduː| — A snowmobile.

skier |ˈskiːər| — someone who skis

skies |ˈskaɪz| — plural form of sky.

skiey |skaɪiː| — Alternative spelling of skyey.

skiff |skɪf| — any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor

skiffle |ˈskɪfl| — a style of popular music in the 1950s; based on American folk music and played on guitars and improvised percussion instruments

skiing |ˈskiːɪŋ| — a sport in which participants must travel on skis

skijoring |ˈskiːdʒɔːrɪŋ| — Present participle of skijor.

skilful |ˈskɪlfl| — having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

skilfully |ˈskɪlfəlɪ| — with skill

skill |skɪl| — an ability that has been acquired by training

skilled |skɪld| — having or showing or requiring special skill

skillet |ˈskɪlɪt| — a pan used for frying foods

skillful |ˈskɪlfəl| — having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

skillfully |ˈskɪlfəlɪ| — with skill

skillfulness  — the state of being cognitively skillful

skilly |ˈskɪlɪ| — a thin porridge or soup (usually oatmeal and water flavored with meat)

skim |skɪm| — a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid

skimble-skamble |ˈskɪmblˌskæmbl| — Confused, disorderly, chaotic, senseless.

skimmer |ˈskɪmər| — a rapid superficial reader

skimming |ˈskɪmɪŋ| — the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid

skimp |skɪmp| — work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially

skimpily |ˈskɪmpɪlɪ| — in a skimpy manner

skimpiness  — The property of being skimpy.

skimpy |ˈskɪmpɪ| — containing little excess

skin |skɪn| — a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch

skin-deep |skɪn ˈdiːp| — penetrating no deeper than the skin:

skin-diver |ˈdaɪvər| — an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinder

skin-tight |ˈskɪn taɪt| — so tight as to cling to the skin

skinflint |ˈskɪnflɪnt| — a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

skinful |ˈskɪnfʊl| — a quantity of alcoholic drink sufficient to make you drunk

skinner |ˈskɪnər| — United States actor (1858-1942)

skinny |ˈskɪnɪ| — confidential information about a topic or person

skintight |skɪnˈtaɪt| — so tight as to cling to the skin

skip |skɪp| — a gait in which steps and hops alternate

skipjack |ˈskɪpdʒæk| — oceanic schooling tuna of considerable value in Pacific but less in Atlantic; reaches 75 pounds; very similar to if not the same as oceanic bonito

skipper |ˈskɪpər| — a student who fails to attend classes

skipping |ˈskɪpɪŋ| — Present participle of skip.

skipping-rope |ˈskɪpɪŋ rəʊp| — An item for play or physical exercise consisting of a length of rope with a handle attached to each end, intended to be swung over and under a person jumping in a continual rhythm.

skirl |skərl| — the sound of (the chanter of) a bagpipe

skirmish |ˈskɜːrmɪʃ| — a minor short-term fight

skirmisher |ˈskɜːmɪʃər| — someone who skirmishes (e.g., as a member of a scouting party)

skirr |skər| — (intransitive) To leave hastily; to flee, especially with a whirring sound

skirt |skɜːrt| — cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist

skirting |ˈskɜːtɪŋ| — being all around the edges; enclosing

skirts |ˈskɜːts| — plural form of skirt

skit |skɪt| — a short theatrical episode

skitter |ˈskɪtər| — to move about or proceed hurriedly

skittish |ˈskɪtɪʃ| — unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

skittishness |ˈskɪtɪʃnəs| — characterized by nervousness and quickness to take fright

skittle |ˈskɪtl| — a bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittles

skittle-alley |ˈskɪtlˌælɪ| — (bowling) the long narrow building in which skittles is played

skittles |ˈskɪtəlz| — a bowling game that is played by rolling a bowling ball down a bowling alley at a target of nine wooden pins

skive |skaɪv| — remove the surface of

skiver |ˈskaɪvər| — One who uses a skive (skives).

skivvies |ˈskɪvɪz| — (used in the plural) men's underwear consisting of cotton undershirt and underpants

skivvy |ˈskɪvɪ| — a female domestic servant who does all kinds of menial work

skoal |skəʊl| — A toast, roughly equivalent to cheers.

skua |ˈskjuːə| — gull-like jaeger of northern seas

skulduggery |skʌlˈdʌɡərɪ| — verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

skulk |skʌlk| — lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner

skull |skʌl| — the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates

skull-cap |ˈskʌlkæp| — Alternative spelling of skullcap.

skullduggery |skʌlˈdʌɡərɪ| — verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

skunk |skʌŋk| — a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

sky |skaɪ| — the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth

sky-blue |skaɪ ˈbluː| — a light shade of blue

sky-high |skaɪ ˈhaɪ| — (with verb `to blow') destroyed completely; blown apart or to pieces

skyclad  — (Wicca) Naked outdoors.

skydiver |ˈskaɪdaɪvər| — a person who jumps from a plane and performs various gymnastic maneuvers before pulling the parachute cord

skyey |ˈskaɪz| — (poetic) Resembling the sky.

skylark |ˈskaɪlɑːrk| — brown-speckled European lark noted for singing while hovering at a great height

skylight |ˈskaɪlaɪt| — a window in a roof to admit daylight

skyline |ˈskaɪlaɪn| — the outline of objects seen against the sky

skype |skaɪp| — (computing) To make a telephone call using Skype software.

skyrocket |ˈskaɪrɑːkɪt| — propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon

skyscape |ˈskaɪˌskeɪp| — The view of the sky, often including the skyline

skyscraper |ˈskaɪskreɪpər| — a very tall building with many stories

skyward |ˈskaɪwərd| — toward the sky

skywards |ˈskaɪwədz| — toward the sky

skyway |ˈskaɪˌwe| — a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another

skywriter |ˈskaɪˌraɪtər| — One who does skywriting. A pilot who writes messages, by leaving a trail of smoke from the plane, that are visible from the ground.

skywriting |ˈskaɪˌraɪtɪŋ| — writing formed in the sky by smoke released from an airplane

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