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Meaning of "skewer" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SKEWER

Probably from dialect skiver.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SKEWER

skewer  [ˈskjʊə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SKEWER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Skewer is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb skewer in English.

WHAT DOES SKEWER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

skewer

Skewer

A skewer is a thin metal or wood stick used to hold pieces of food together. They are used while grilling or roasting meats, and in other culinary applications. Metal skewers are typically stainless steel rods with a pointed tip on one end and a grip of some kind on the other end for ease of removing the food. Non-metallic skewers are often made from bamboo; however, any suitable wood may be used. Prior to grilling, wooden skewers must be soaked in water to avoid burning.

Definition of skewer in the English dictionary

The first definition of skewer in the dictionary is a long pin for holding meat in position while being cooked, etc. Other definition of skewer is a similar pin having some other function. Skewer is also a tactical manoeuvre in which an attacked man is made to move and expose another man to capture.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SKEWER

PRESENT

Present
I skewer
you skewer
he/she/it skewers
we skewer
you skewer
they skewer
Present continuous
I am skewering
you are skewering
he/she/it is skewering
we are skewering
you are skewering
they are skewering
Present perfect
I have skewered
you have skewered
he/she/it has skewered
we have skewered
you have skewered
they have skewered
Present perfect continuous
I have been skewering
you have been skewering
he/she/it has been skewering
we have been skewering
you have been skewering
they have been skewering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I skewered
you skewered
he/she/it skewered
we skewered
you skewered
they skewered
Past continuous
I was skewering
you were skewering
he/she/it was skewering
we were skewering
you were skewering
they were skewering
Past perfect
I had skewered
you had skewered
he/she/it had skewered
we had skewered
you had skewered
they had skewered
Past perfect continuous
I had been skewering
you had been skewering
he/she/it had been skewering
we had been skewering
you had been skewering
they had been skewering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will skewer
you will skewer
he/she/it will skewer
we will skewer
you will skewer
they will skewer
Future continuous
I will be skewering
you will be skewering
he/she/it will be skewering
we will be skewering
you will be skewering
they will be skewering
Future perfect
I will have skewered
you will have skewered
he/she/it will have skewered
we will have skewered
you will have skewered
they will have skewered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been skewering
you will have been skewering
he/she/it will have been skewering
we will have been skewering
you will have been skewering
they will have been skewering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would skewer
you would skewer
he/she/it would skewer
we would skewer
you would skewer
they would skewer
Conditional continuous
I would be skewering
you would be skewering
he/she/it would be skewering
we would be skewering
you would be skewering
they would be skewering
Conditional perfect
I would have skewer
you would have skewer
he/she/it would have skewer
we would have skewer
you would have skewer
they would have skewer
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been skewering
you would have been skewering
he/she/it would have been skewering
we would have been skewering
you would have been skewering
they would have been skewering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you skewer
we let´s skewer
you skewer
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to skewer
Past participle
skewered
Present Participle
skewering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SKEWER


bio-secure
ˌbaɪəʊsɪˈkjʊə
clair-obscure
ˌklɛərəbˈskjʊə
cure
kjʊə
epicure
ˈɛpɪˌkjʊə
faithcure
ˈfeɪθˌkjʊə
insecure
ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊə
liqueur
lɪˈkjʊə
manicure
ˈmænɪˌkjʊə
obscure
əbˈskjʊə
overcure
ˌəʊvəˈkjʊə
pedicure
ˈpɛdɪˌkjʊə
precure
priːˈkjʊə
procure
prəˈkjʊə
recure
riːˈkjʊə
rescuer
ˈreskjʊə
resecure
ˌriːsɪˈkjʊə
secure
sɪˈkjʊə
sinecure
ˈsaɪnɪˌkjʊə
vacua
ˈvækjʊə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SKEWER

sketchiness
sketching book
sketching pad
sketchy
sketted
sketting
skeuomorph
skeuomorphic
skeuomorphism
skew
skew arch
skew symmetric matrix
skew symmetry
skew-eyed
skewback
skewbacked
skewbald
skewed
skewness
skewwhiff

WORDS THAT END LIKE SKEWER

brewer
chewer
eschewer
ewer
hewer
interviewer
microbrewer
nonviewer
previewer
renewer
reviewer
screwer
sewer
shewer
spewer
stewer
storm sewer
strewer
televiewer
viewer

Synonyms and antonyms of skewer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SKEWER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «skewer» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of skewer
bayonet · gore · impale · pierce · spear · spike

Translation of «skewer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SKEWER

Find out the translation of skewer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of skewer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «skewer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

串肉扦
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pincho
570 millions of speakers

English

skewer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कटार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سِيخ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шампур
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

espetinho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শঙ্কু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

brochette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Skewer
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fleischspieß
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

焼き串
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

꼬챙이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Skewer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cái xiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முள் கரண்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्क्युअर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şiş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spiedino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szpikulec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шампур
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

frigăruie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σουβλάκι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ryg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grillspett
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

grillspyd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of skewer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SKEWER»

The term «skewer» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.875 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SKEWER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «skewer» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «skewer» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about skewer

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SKEWER»

Discover the use of skewer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to skewer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Stock Assessment: Quantitative Methods and Applications for ...
2.5 SKEWER ANALYSIS: GRADIENTS IN SPACE OR TIME Pielou (1984) developed and described a test to indicate whether multivariate data collected at a sequence of sites (or over an environmental gradient) exhibit any trend in species ...
Vincent F. Gallucci, Saul B. Saila, Daniel J. Gustafson, 1995
2
Popular Mechanics
deep hole in the handle for the skewer rod and a hole in the cap for the skewer point. You can turn the ferrule seat on a lathe or fashion it with hand tools. If working by hand, first establish the ferrule boundaries with a very shallow saw cut .
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The London journal of arts and sciences (and repertory of ...
for the purpose of holding the cop steady ; and as this skewer or pin is passed up the hole of the cop, the spring, not being very elastic, has a tendency to thrust in the bottom of the cop a little ; the consequence of which is, that a large cop ...
William Newton, 1853
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Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences
for the purpose of holding the cop steady; and as this skewer or pin is passed up the hole of the cop, the spring, not being very elastic, has a tendency to thrust in the bottom of the cop a little; the consequence of which is, that a large cop bottom  ...
‎1853
5
Essential Bicycle Maintenance & Repair
Adjust Skewer Tension Try closing the quick-release skewer . When closing a skewer, you should begin feeling resistance halfway through the lever throw, and , when there is only a quarter of the throw left, resistance should become stiff .
Daimeon Shanks, 2012
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Artistic cookery: a practical system suited for the use of ...
This hatelet-skewer is prepared with vegetables, and bears the form of a vase, made of several pieces, cut out with a knife. This vase is of turnip with incrustations in it, which may be filled with some puree of green peas. The handles are fixed ...
Urbain Dubois, Katherine Golden Bitting Collection on Gastronomy (Library of Congress), 1870
7
Fire Bubbles and Exploding Toothpaste: More Unforgettable ...
skeWer through bAlloon Some things in this world just don't mix—dogs and cats, oil and water, needles and balloons. Everyone knows that a balloon's worst fear is a sharp object. . . even a sharpened wooden cooking skewer. With a little ...
Steve Spangler, 2012
8
The practical cook, English and foreign, by J. Bregion and ...
If the turkey is to be roasted, leave the legs on, put a skewer in the joint of the wing, tuck the legs close up, and put the skewer through the middle of the leg and body. On the other side put another skewer in at the small part of the leg, close on  ...
Joseph Bregion, Anne Miller (cook.), 1845
9
The Practical Cook, English and Foreign: Containing a Great ...
If the turkey is to be roasted, leave the legs on, put a skewer in the joint of the wing, tuck the legs close up, and put the skewer through the middle of the leg and body. On the other side put another skewer in at the small part of the leg, close on  ...
Joseph Bregion, Anne Miller, 1845
10
Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art
One main object in skewering is to make sure that the side of the fish that is presented to the diner — whether a whole fish, a fillet, or a fillet slice — is not mutilated by skewer holes. In grilling whole fish (the culinary term is sugata-yaki, or "form ...
Shizuo Tsuji, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SKEWER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term skewer is used in the context of the following news items.
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Watch Judd Apatow Skewer Bill Cosby With Perfect Impression
Trainwreck director Judd Apatow visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday night to do something he hadn't done in roughly 23 years: Perform ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
2
Letterman Re-Emerges To Skewer Donald Trump In Top 10 List
David Letterman was happy in retirement -- until Donald Trump announced he was running for president. That's when it occurred to the former "Late Show" host ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
3
Watch Killer Mike Skewer Rachel Dolezal on 'Larry Wilmore'
Killer Mike joined Larry Wilmore for the The Nightly Show's panel discussion Monday where Wilmore, the rapper, head writer Robin Thede and comedian ... «RollingStone.com, Jun 15»
4
Barbecue danger to pets: Dog cheats death after swallowing skewer
Kuma, a seven-month-old bull mastiff cross, punctured his intestines when he swallowed a barbecue skewer and only survived because of emergency surgery. «Express.co.uk, May 15»
5
'Halal In The Family' Uses Sitcom Humor To Skewer Muslim …
'Halal In The Family' Uses Sitcom Humor To Skewer Muslim Stereotypes. "Halal in the Family" is a web series about a Muslim family in America. “Halal in the ... «Here And Now, May 15»
6
Watch Key & Peele Skewer Police Racism in This New Sketch
New episodes of Key & Peele don't start until July—but at least there's a new, incisive sketch from the comedically gifted pair. The sketch begins with an ... «TIME, May 15»
7
Watch Saturday Night Live Brilliantly Skewer Police Racism
Saturday Night Live brilliantly tackled and condemned police violence against minorities Saturday night in a sketch featuring fake opening titles for a police ... «Mic, May 15»
8
Why Trek Recalled Almost 1 Million Bikes
The action is not intuitive, as it involves tightening the nut on the opposite side of the QR skewer and then using the cam-action lever to lock it down to closed. «Outside Magazine, Apr 15»
9
Short Order Swivels Into Spanish Meat Skewer Concept From Two …
There, they'll be working with live wood coals to fire off morunos, a sort of meat skewer snack popular in several regions of Spain. Apparently, they'll also be ... «Eater LA, Apr 15»
10
Watch Amy Schumer Flawlessly Skewer Rape Culture With This …
The third season of Amy Schumer's Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, kicked off with a big feminist bang Tuesday night. The episode included a ... «Mic, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Skewer [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/skewer>. Nov 2019 ».
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