Skip (?), n. [See Skep.]


A basket. See Skep.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]


A basket on wheels, used in cotton factories.

3. Mining

An iron bucket, which slides between guides, for hoisting mineral and rock.

4. Sugar Manuf.

A charge of sirup in the pans.


A beehive; a skep.


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Skip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skipped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Skipping.] [OE. skippen, of uncertain origin; cf. Icel. skopa run, skoppa to spin like a top, OSw. & dial. Sw. skimmpa to run, skimpa, skompa, to hop, skip; or Ir. sgiob to snatch, Gael. sgiab to start or move suddenly, to snatch, W. ysgipio to snatch.]


To leap lightly; to move in leaps and hounds; -- commonly implying a sportive spirit.

The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play? Pope.

So she drew her mother away skipping, dancing, and frisking fantastically. Hawthorne.


Fig.: To leave matters unnoticed, as in reading, speaking, or writing; to pass by, or overlook, portions of a thing; -- often followed by over.


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Skip, v. t.


To leap lightly over; as, to skip the rope.


To pass over or by without notice; to omit; to miss; as, to skip a line in reading; to skip a lesson.

They who have a mind to see the issue may skip these two chapters. Bp. Burnet.


To cause to skip; as, to skip a stone.



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Skip, n.


A light leap or bound.


The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.

3. Mus.

A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.


Skip kennel, a lackey; a footboy. [Slang.] Swift. -- Skip mackerel. Zool. See Bluefish, 1.


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