KJV Dictionary Definition: skirt



1. The lower and loose part of a coat or other garment; the part below the waist; as the skirt of a coat or mantle. 1 Sam.15.

2. The edge of any part of dress.

3. Border; edge; margin; extreme part; as the skirt of a forest; the skirt of a town.

4. A woman's garment like a petticoat.

5. The diaphragm or midriff in animals.

To spread the skirt over, in Scripture, to take under one's care and protection Ruth.3.

SKIRT, v.t. To border; to form the border or edge; or to run along the edge; as a plain skirted by rows of trees; a circuit skirted round with wood.

SKIRT, v.i. To be on the border; to live near the extremity.

Savages--who skirt along our western frontiers.


SKIRT'ED, pp. Bordered.


SKIRT'ING, ppr. Bordering; forming a border.