Dance vs Skip - What's the difference?

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Dance is a synonym of skip.


As verbs the difference between dance and skip

is that dance is while skip is to move by hopping on alternate feet.

As a noun 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.

dance

English

Alternative forms

* daunce (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A sequence of rhythmic steps or movements usually performed to music, for pleasure or as a form of social interaction.
  • *
  • *:"I ought to arise and go forth with timbrels and with dances ; but, do you know, I am not inclined to revels? There has been a little—just a very little bit too much festivity so far …. Not that I don't adore dinners and gossip and dances; not that I do not love to pervade bright and glittering places."
  • A social gathering where dancing is the main activity.
  • *
  • *:"I ought to arise and go forth with timbrels and with dances; but, do you know, I am not inclined to revels? There has been a little—just a very little bit too much festivity so far …. Not that I don't adore dinners and gossip and dances ; not that I do not love to pervade bright and glittering places."
  • (lb) A fess that has been modified to zig-zag across the center of a coat of arms from dexter to sinister.
  • A genre of modern music characterised by sampled beats, repetitive rhythms and few lyrics.
  • (lb) The art, profession, and study of dancing.
  • A piece of music with a particular dance rhythm.
  • *
  • *:They stayed together during three dances , went out on to the terrace, explored wherever they were permitted to explore, paid two visits to the buffet, and enjoyed themselves much in the same way as if they had been school-children surreptitiously breaking loose from an assembly of grown-ups.
  • Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * dance music * dirty dance * fan dance * line dance * * war dance

    Verb

    (danc)
  • To move with rhythmic steps or movements, especially in time to music.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=“Well,” I answered, at first with uncertainty, then with inspiration, “he would do splendidly to lead your cotillon, if you think of having one.” ¶ “So you do not dance , Mr. Crocker?” ¶ I was somewhat set back by her perspicuity.}}
  • To leap or move lightly and rapidly.
  • * Byron
  • Shadows in the glassy waters dance .
  • To perform the steps to.
  • To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • to dance our ringlets to the whistling wind
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Thy grandsire loved thee well; / Many a time he danced thee on his knee.

    Derived terms

    * dance attendance * dancer * dirty dance * line dance

    See also

    * * acrobatics * ballet * ballroom * disco * foxtrot * hiphop * jazz * modern * musical theatre * tap dancing * terpsichorean

    Anagrams

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    References

    1000 English basic words ----

    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