boating

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 [ˈbəʊtɪŋ]


For the verb: "to boat"

Present Participle: boating

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
boat•ing  (bōting),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the use of boats, esp. for pleasure:He enjoyed boating and swimming.

adj. 
  1. of or pertaining to boats:boating clothes.
  • boat + -ing1, -ing2 1600–10

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
boat /boʊt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Nauticala vessel for transport by water.
  2. Nauticala small ship, generally for specialized use:a fishing boat.
  3. Ceramicsa boat-shaped serving dish: a gravy boat.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsin the same boat, in similar difficult circumstances:We're all in the same boat, so we should work together.
  2. Idioms, Informal Terms miss the boat, Informal.
    • to fail to take advantage of an opportunity: He missed the boat when he applied too late.
    • to miss the point of;
      fail to understand: I missed the boat on that explanation.
  3. Idioms rock the boat. See rock2 (def. 12).


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
boat  (bōt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Nauticala vessel for transport by water, constructed to provide buoyancy by excluding water and shaped to give stability and permit propulsion.
  2. Nauticala small ship, generally for specialized use:a fishing boat.
  3. Nauticala small vessel carried for use by a large one, as a lifeboat:They lowered the boats for evacuation.
  4. Nautical, Naval Termsa ship.
  5. Nautical, Naval Termsa vessel of any size built for navigation on a river or other inland body of water.
  6. Ceramicsa serving dish resembling a boat:a gravy boat; a celery boat.
  7. [Eccles.]a container for holding incense before it is placed in the censer.
  8. Idiomsin the same boat, in the same circumstances;
    faced with the same problems:The new recruits were all in the same boat.
  9. Idioms, Informal Termsmiss the boat, [Informal.]
    • to fail to take advantage of an opportunity:He missed the boat when he applied too late to get into college.
    • to miss the point of;
      fail to understand:I missed the boat on that explanation.
  10. Idiomsrock the boat. See  rock2 (def. 12).

v.i. 
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsto go in a boat:We boated down the Thames.

v.t. 
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsto transport in a boat:They boated us across the bay.
  2. Nautical, Naval Termsto remove (an oar) from the water and place athwartships. Cf. ship (def. 11).
boata•ble, adj. 
boatless, adj. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English boot (noun, nominal), Old English bāt; cognate with Old Norse beit


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

boating /ˈbəʊtɪŋ/ n
  1. the practice of rowing, sailing, or cruising in boats as a form of recreation



boat /bəʊt/ n
  1. a small vessel propelled by oars, paddle, sails, or motor for travelling, transporting goods, etc, esp one that can be carried aboard a larger vessel
  2. (not in technical use) another word for ship
  3. a container for gravy, sauce, etc
  4. in the same boatsharing the same problems
  5. burn one's boats
  6. miss the boatto lose an opportunity
  7. rock the boatinformal to cause a disturbance in the existing situation
vb
  1. (intransitive) to travel or go in a boat, esp as a form of recreation
  2. (transitive) to transport or carry in a boat
Etymology: Old English bāt; related to Old Norse beit boat



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