Dumpster vs Skip - What's the difference?
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.
(US) A large, usually metal trash receptacle designed to be hoisted up by a garbage truck in order to be emptied.
*skip (UK, Australia (not a perfect synonym, but similar))
From (etyl) (m), (m), of (etyl) origin, ultimately from (etyl) .
To move by hopping on alternate feet.
To leap about lightly.
* Alexander Pope
- She will skip from one end of the sidewalk to the other.
* Nathaniel Hawthorne
- The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, / Had he thy reason, would he skip and play?
- So she drew her mother away skipping , dancing, and frisking fantastically.
, date=January 29
, author=Ian Hughes
, title=Southampton 1 - 2 Man Utd
, 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.
, date=December 29
, author=Chris Whyatt
, title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton
, 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.
To disregard, miss or omit part of a continuation (some item or stage).
- I bet I can skip this rock to the other side of the pond.
- My heart will skip a beat.
* Bishop Burnet
- I will read most of the book, but skip the first chapter because the video covered it.
To place an item in a skip.
(informal) Not to attend (some event, especially a class or a meeting).
- They who have a mind to see the issue may skip these two chapters.
(informal) To leave; as, to skip town, to skip the country.
* 1998 ,
- Yeah, I really should go to the quarterly meeting but I think I'm going to skip it.
- I see ya' little speed boat head up our coast
- She really want to ''skip town
- Get back off me, beast off me
To leap lightly over.
- Get back you flea infested mongrel
To jump rope.
- to skip the rope
- The girls were skipping in the playground.
* (sense) (US) play hookie
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.
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 .
* skipping rope
(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.
* (open-topped rubbish bin) dumpster
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.
A reference to the television series ; coined and used by Australians (particularly children) of non-British descent to counter derogatory terms aimed at them.
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(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.