Dumpster vs Skip - What's the difference?

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Skip is a synonym of dumpster.

Dumpster is a synonym of skip.


As nouns the difference between dumpster and skip

is that dumpster is (us) a large, usually metal trash receptacle designed to be hoisted up by a garbage truck in order to be emptied while skip is a leaping, jumping or skipping movement or skip can be (australia|new zealand|british) a large open-topped rubbish bin, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to take away both bin and contents; called a dumpster in north america (where "skip" is completely unknown and incomprehensible) see also skep or skip can be short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority or skip can be (australia|slang) an australian of anglo-celtic descent.

As a verb skip is

to move by hopping on alternate feet.

dumpster

Noun

(en noun)
  • (US) A large, usually metal trash receptacle designed to be hoisted up by a garbage truck in order to be emptied.
  • Synonyms

    *skip (UK, Australia (not a perfect synonym, but similar))

    skip

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), of (etyl) origin, ultimately from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (skipp)
  • To move by hopping on alternate feet.
  • She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.
  • To leap about lightly.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, / Had he thy reason, would he skip and play?
  • * Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • So she drew her mother away skipping , dancing, and frisking fantastically.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 29 , author=Ian Hughes , title=Southampton 1 - 2 Man Utd , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The hosts maintained their discipline and shape, even threatening to grab a second goal on the break - left-back Dan Harding made a scintillating run, skipping past a few challenges before prodding a right-footed shot that did not match his build-up.}}
  • To skim, ricochet or bounce over a surface.
  • The rock will skip across the pond.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Chris Whyatt , title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=After Essien's poor attempt flew into the stands, Rodrigo Moreno - Bolton's on-loan winger from Benfica who was making his full Premier League debut - nearly exposed the Blues with a lovely ball for Johan Elmander, but it just skipped away from his team-mate's toes.}}
  • To throw (something), making it skim, ricochet, or bounce over a surface.
  • I bet I can skip this rock to the other side of the pond.
  • To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).
  • My heart will skip a beat.
    I will read most of the book, but skip the first chapter because the video covered it.
  • * Bishop Burnet
  • They who have a mind to see the issue may skip these two chapters.
  • To place an item in a skip.
  • (informal) Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).
  • Yeah, I really should go to the quarterly meeting but I think I'm going to skip it.
  • (informal) To leave; as, to skip town, to skip the country.
  • * 1998 ,
  • I see ya' little speed boat head up our coast
    She really want to ''skip town
    Get back off me, beast off me
    Get back you flea infested mongrel
  • To leap lightly over.
  • to skip the rope
  • To jump rope.
  • The girls were skipping in the playground.
    Synonyms
    * (sense) (US) play hookie

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A leaping, jumping or skipping movement.
  • The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.
  • (music) A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.
  • (Busby)
  • A person who attempts to disappear so as not to be found.
  • * 2012 , Susan Nash, Skip Tracing Basics and Beyond (page 19)
  • Tracking down debtors is a big part of a skip tracer's job. That's the case because deadbeats who haven't paid their bills and have disappeared are the most common type of skips .

    Derived terms

    * skipping rope

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Australia, New Zealand, British) A large open-topped rubbish bin, designed to be lifted onto the back of a truck to take away both bin and contents; called a dumpster in North America (where "skip" is completely unknown and incomprehensible). See also skep.
  • (mining) A transportation container in a mine, usually for ore or mullock.
  • (UK, Scotland, dialect) A skep, or basket.
  • A wheeled basket used in cotton factories.
  • (sugar manufacture) A charge of syrup in the pans.
  • A beehive.
  • Synonyms
    * (open-topped rubbish bin) dumpster

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Short for skipper, the master or captain of a ship, or other person in authority.
  • (curling) The player who calls the shots and traditionally throws the last two rocks.
  • Etymology 4

    A reference to the television series ; coined and used by Australians (particularly children) of non-British descent to counter derogatory terms aimed at them. Australian National Dictionary Centre » Home » Australian words » Meanings and origins of Australian words and idioms » S

    Alternative forms

    * skippy

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Australia, slang) An Australian of Anglo-Celtic descent.
  • * 2001 , ), Effie: Just Quietly'' (TV series), Episode: ''Nearest and Dearest ,
  • Effie: How did you find the second, the defacto, and what nationality is she?
    Barber: She is Australian.
    Effie: Is she? Gone for a skip . You little radical you.
    See also
    * limey * wog

    References