Anatomy of the human skin



  • The outer protective layer of the body of any animal, including of a human.
  • The outer protective layer of the fruit of a plant.
  • The skin and fur of an individual animal used by humans for clothing, upholstery, etc.
  • A congealed layer on the surface of a liquid.
  • A set of resources that modifies the appearance and/or layout of the graphical user interface of a computer program.
  • An alternate appearance (texture map or geometry) for a character model in a video game.
  • Rolling paper for cigarettes.
  • Short form of skinhead
  • A subgroup of Australian aboriginal people; such divisions are cultural and not related to an individual′s physical skin.
  • Bare flesh, particularly bare breasts.
  • A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids.
  • That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.
  • The covering, as of planking or iron plates, outside the framing, forming the sides and bottom of a vessel; the shell; also, a lining inside the framing.
  • The outer surface covering much of the wings and fuselage of an aircraft.
  • A drink of whisky served hot.


  • To injure the skin of.
  • To remove the skin and/or fur of an animal or a human.
  • To high five.
  • To apply a skin to (a computer program).
  • To use tricks to go past a defender.
  • To become covered with skin.
  • To cover with skin, or as if with skin; hence, to cover superficially.
  • To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one's own, or to use cribs, memoranda, etc., which are prohibited.
  • To strip of money or property; to cheat.


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  • From Middle English skyn, skinn, from Old English scinn, from Old Norse skinn, from Proto-Germanic *skinþą (compare Dutch schinde ("bark"), dialectal German Schinde), from Proto-Indo-European *sken- (compare Breton skant ("scales"), Old Irish ceinn, Irish scainim ("I tear, burst"), Latin scindo ("to split, divide"), Sanskrit छिनत्ति ("he splits")), nasal variant of *skeh₁i-d-. Partially displaced native Old English hȳd, see hide. More at shed.

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