1. A basket. See Skep. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
2. 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.
5. A beehive; a skep.
Skip, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skipped p. pr. & vb. n. Skipping.]
1. 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.
2. Fig.: To leave matters unnoticed, as in reading, speaking, or writing; to pass by, or overlook, portions of a thing; -- often followed by over.
Skip, v. t.
1. To leap lightly over; as, to skip the rope.
2. 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.
3. To cause to skip; as, to skip a stone. [Colloq.]
1. A light leap or bound.
2. 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.
n 1: a gait in which steps and hops alternate
2: a mistake resulting from neglect [syn: omission]
v 1: bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence
was incomprehensible" [syn: jump, pass over, skip
2: intentionally fail to attend; "cut class" [syn: cut]
3: jump lightly [syn: hop, hop-skip]
4: leave suddenly; "She persuaded him to decamp"; "skip town"
[syn: decamp, vamoose]
5: bound off one point after another [syn: bound off]
6: cause to skip over a surface; "Skip a stone across the pond"
[syn: skim, skitter]
[also: skipping, skipped]