- Skip means a leap, jump or hop, or is slang for the captain of a boat, curling team or lawn bowling team.
- An example of a skip is a movement on a hopscotch board.
- An example of a skip is a ship's captain.
- Skip is defined as to leap or jump, or move the attention from one point to another point.
- An example of skip is to lightly hop down the street.
- An example of skip is to pass over a few pages of a book and to miss certain sections.
intransitive verbskipped, skip′ping
- to leap, jump, or spring lightly; specif., to move along by hopping lightly on first one foot and then the other
- to be deflected from a surface; ricochet
- to pass, or direct the attention, from one point to another, omitting what lies between
- to fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection: said of a phonograph record
- to be promoted in school beyond the next regular grade
- Informal to leave hurriedly, esp. under questionable circumstances; abscond
Origin of skipMiddle English skippen, probably from Scandinavian form akin to Old Norse skopa, to jump, run from Indo-European an unverified form skeub-, to shoot, throw from source shove
- to jump or leap lightly over
- to pass over or omit, either deliberately or inadvertently
- to omit attending a session or sessions of (school, church, etc.)
- to cause to skip or ricochet
- to promote (a student) to the grade beyond the next regular one in school
- to pass over (the next regular grade)
- Informal to leave (a town, country, etc.) hurriedly
- an act of skipping; leap; spring
- a skipping gait alternating light hops on each foot
- a passing over or omitting
- Informal skipper
- the captain of a lawn bowling team or curling team
transitive verbskipped, skip′ping
verbskipped, skip·ping, skips
- a. To move by hopping on one foot and then the other.b. To leap lightly about.
- To bounce over or be deflected from a surface; skim or ricochet: threw the stone so it skipped over the water.
- To pass from point to point, omitting or disregarding what intervenes: skipped through the list hurriedly; skipping over the dull passages in the novel.
- To be promoted in school beyond the next regular class or grade.
- Informal To leave hastily; abscond: skipped out of town.
- To misfire. Used of an engine.
- To leap or jump lightly over: skip rope.
- a. To pass over without mentioning; omit: skipped the minor details of the story.b. To miss or omit as one in a series: My heart skipped a beat.
- To cause to bounce lightly over a surface; skim.
- To be promoted beyond (the next grade or level).
- Informal To leave hastily: The fugitive skipped town.
- Informal To fail to attend: We skipped science class again.
- A leaping or jumping movement, especially a gait in which hops and steps alternate.
- An act of passing over something; an omission.
- A control mechanism on an audio or video player that interrupts the playing of a recording and advances or reverses to the beginning of the nearest chapter, track, or other division.
Origin of skipMiddle English skippen perhaps of Scandinavian origin
Origin of skipVariant of skep ( in its earlier meaning, basket )
(third-person singular simple present skips, present participle skipping, simple past and past participle skipped)
- (intransitive) To move by hopping on alternate feet.
- She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.
- (intransitive) To leap about lightly.
- (intransitive) To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.
- The rock will skip across the pond.
- To throw (something), making it skim, ricochet, or bounce over a surface.
- I bet I can skip this rock to the other side of the pond.
- To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).
- My heart will skip a beat.
- I will read most of the book, but skip the first chapter because the video covered it.
- To place an item in a skip.
- (informal) Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).
- Yeah, I really should go to the quarterly meeting but I think I'm going to skip it.
- (informal) To leave; as, to skip town, to skip the country.
- To leap lightly over.
- to skip the rope
- To jump rope.
- The girls were skipping in the playground.
- (Australia, New Zealand, UK) A large open-topped rubbish bin, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to take away both bin and contents. See also skep.
- (mining) A transportation container in a mine, usually for ore or mullock.
- (UK, Scotland, dialect) A skep, or basket.
- A wheeled basket used in cotton factories.
- (sugar manufacture) A charge of syrup in the pans.
- A beehive.
- Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority.
- (curling) The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks.
- (Australia, slang) An Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent.
A reference to the television series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo; coined and used by Australians (particularly children) of non-British descent to counter derogatory terms aimed at them.
skip - Computer Definition
Skywave propagation of radio signals. See also skywave.