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  4  definitions  found 
  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. 
  ``When  sundown  skirts  the  moor.''  --Tennyson. 
  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["o]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  ``Here  in 
  the  skirts  of  the  forest.''  --Shak. 
  4.  A  petticoat. 
  5.  The  diaphragm,  or  midriff,  in  animals.  --Dunglison. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  part  of  a  garment  below  the  waist 
  2:  a  garment  hanging  from  the  waist;  worn  mainly  by  girls  and 
  3:  informal  terms  for  a  (young)  woman  [syn:  {dame},  {doll},  {wench}, 
  {chick},  {bird}] 
  v  1:  avoid  or  try  to  avoid,  as  of  duties,  questions  and  issues; 
  "He  dodged  the  issue"  [syn:  {hedge},  {fudge},  {evade},  {put 
  off},  {circumvent},  {parry},  {elude},  {dodge},  {duck},  {sidestep}] 
  2:  pass  around  or  about  move  along  the  border;  "The  boat 
  skirted  the  coast" 
  3:  form  the  edge  or 
  4:  extend  on  all  sides  of  simultaneously;  encircle;  "The  forest 
  surrounds  my  property"  [syn:  {surround},  {border}] 

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