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English Dictionary: skirt by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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
    Synonym(s): annulus, skirt
  4. informal terms for a (young) woman
    Synonym(s): dame, doll, wench, skirt, chick, bird
  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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): surround, environ, ring, skirt, border
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Skirt \Skirt\, v. t.
      To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity.
               Savages . . . who skirt along our western frontiers.
                                                                              --S. S. Smith.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Skirt \Skirt\, n. [OE. skyrt, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. skyrta
      a shirt, Sw. sk[94]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.
      2. A loose edging to any part of a dress. [Obs.]
                     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.
      3. Border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything [bd]Here in
            the skirts of the forest.[b8] --Shak.
      4. A petticoat.
      5. The diaphragm, or midriff, in animals. --Dunglison.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Skirt \Skirt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skirted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To cover with a skirt; to surround.
                     Skirted his loins and thighs with downy gold.
      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.
            [bd]When sundown skirts the moor.[b8] --Tennyson.
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