from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A garment for the upper part of the body, typically having a collar, sleeves, and a front opening.
- n. An undershirt.
- n. A nightshirt.
- idiom keep (one's) shirt on Slang To remain calm or patient: The plane doesn't land for another hour, so keep your shirt on.
- idiom lose (one's) shirt Slang To lose everything one has or owns.
- idiom the shirt off (one's) back Slang The maximum one is able to give or lose: The only thing those swindlers didn't take was the shirt off my back.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An article of clothing that is worn on the upper part of the body, and often has sleeves, either long or short, that cover the arms.
- n. a member of the shirt-wearing team.
- v. To cover or clothe with a shirt, or as if with a shirt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A loose under-garment for the upper part of the body, made of cotton, linen, or other material; -- formerly used of the under-garment of either sex, now commonly restricted to that worn by men and boys.
- v. To cover or clothe with a shirt, or as with a shirt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garment, formerly the chief under-garment of both sexes.
- n. The amnion, or some part of it.
- n. In a blast-furnace, an interior lining.
- To clothe with a shirt; hence, by extension, to clothe; cover.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a garment worn on the upper half of the body
- v. put a shirt on
Middle English shirte, from Old English scyrte, short garment; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English scyrte, from Germanic *skurtijōn. Cognate with Dutch schort, German Schürze ("apron"). Skirt is a parallel formation from Old Norse; compare also short, from the same ultimate source. (Wiktionary)