What is the difference between graze and skin?

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Skin is a synonym of graze.

In transitive terms the difference between graze and skin

is that graze is to cause a slight wound to; to scratch while skin is to cover with skin, or as if with skin; hence, to cover superficially.

In intransitive terms the difference between graze and skin

is that graze is to yield grass for grazing while skin is to become covered with skin.




(en noun)
  • The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.
  • A light abrasion; a slight scratch.
  • Verb

  • To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • a field or two to graze his cows
  • * 1999:' Although it is perfectly good meadowland, none of the villagers has ever '''grazed animals on the meadow on the other side of the wall. — ''Stardust , Neil Gaiman, page 4 (2001 Perennial Edition).
  • (ambitransitive) To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.
  • Cattle graze in the meadows.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead.
  • * 1993 , John Montroll, Origami Inside-Out (page 41)
  • The bird [Canada goose] is more often found on land than other waterfowl because of its love for seeds and grains. The long neck is well adapted for grazing .
  • To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
  • * Shakespeare
  • when Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep
  • To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
  • the bullet grazed the wall
  • * 1851 ,
  • But in that gale, the port, the land, is that ship’s direst jeopardy; she must fly all hospitality; one touch of land, though it but graze the keel, would make her shudder through and through.
  • To cause a slight wound to; to scratch.
  • to graze one's knee
  • To yield grass for grazing.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The sewers must be kept so as the water may not stay too long in the spring; for then the ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never graze to purpose that year.

    Derived terms

    * overgraze


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    (wikipedia skin)


  • (uncountable) The outer protective layer of the body of any animal, including of a human.
  • He is so disgusting he makes my skin crawl.
  • (uncountable) The outer protective layer of the fruit of a plant.
  • (countable) The skin and fur of an individual animal used by humans for clothing, upholstery, etc.
  • (countable) A congealed layer on the surface of a liquid.
  • In order to get to the rest of the paint in the can, you?ll have to remove the skin floating on top of it.
  • (countable, computing) A set of resources that modifies the appearance and/or layout of the graphical user interface of a computer program.
  • You can use this skin to change how the browser looks.
  • (countable, slang) Rolling paper for cigarettes.
  • Pass me a skin , mate.
  • (countable, slang)
  • (Australia) A subgroup of Australian aboriginal people; such divisions are cultural and not related to an individual?s physical skin''. 1994 , ''Macquarie Aboriginal Words , , paperback ISBN 0-949757-79-9, Introduction.
  • (countable, video games) An alternate appearance (texture map or geometry) for a 3D character model in a video game.
  • (slang) Bare flesh, particularly bare breasts.
  • Let me see a bit of skin .
  • A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids.
  • * Tennyson
  • skins of wine
  • (nautical) That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.
  • (Totten)
  • (nautical) 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (outer covering of living tissue) dermis, integument, tegument * (outer protective layer of a plant or animal) peel (of fruit or vegetable), pericarp * (skin of an animal used by humans) hide, pelt * (congealed layer on the surface of a liquid) film * (subgroup of Australian Aboriginals) moiety, section, subsection

    Derived terms

    * banana skin * buckskin * by the skin of one's teeth * calfskin * cleanskin * comfortable in one's own skin * deerskin * doeskin * get under someone's skin * give some skin to * goatskin * goose skin * it's no skin off my back * jump in one's skin * lambskin * loinskin * make one's skin crawl * moleskin * no skin off my nose * pigskin * sealskin * second skin * sharkskin * sheepskin * shirts and skins * skin and bone, skin and bones * skin cancer * skin care, skincare * skin cell * skin cream * skin-deep * skin disease * skin effect * skin flick * skinflint * skin flute * skinfold * skinful * skin graft * skinhead * skin in the game * skinless * skin movie * skin type * snakeskin * waterskin * wineskin

    See also

    * cutaneous * cutis * dermis * epidermis


  • To injure the skin of.
  • He fell off his bike and skinned his knee on the concrete.
  • To remove the skin and/or fur of an animal or a human.
  • (colloquial) To high five.
  • (transitive, computing, colloquial) To apply a skin to (a computer program).
  • Can I skin the application to put the picture of my cat on it?
  • (UK, soccer, transitive) To use tricks to go past a defender.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 30 , author=Kevin Darlng , title=Arsenal 2 - 1 Huddersfield , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The Russian, sometimes out of sorts in recent weeks, was seeing plenty of the ball on the left-hand side up against Hunt, a 20-year-old right-back making his first Huddersfield start. Arshavin skinned the youngster at the first opportunity and crossed for Bendtner, who could not direct his close-range effort on target.}}
  • To become covered with skin.
  • A wound eventually skins over.
  • To cover with skin, or as if with skin; hence, to cover superficially.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It will but skin and film the ulcerous place.
  • (US, slang, archaic) To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one's own, or to use cribs, memoranda, etc., which are prohibited.
  • (slang, dated) To strip of money or property; to cheat.
  • Synonyms

    * (injure the skin of) bark, chafe, excoriate, graze, scrape * (remove the skin of) flay, fleece, flense, scalp

    Derived terms

    * skinnable * skinner * skin up * there's more than one way to skin a cat * thin-skinned * thick-skinned * tough-skinned


    * inks, sink


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