skiing

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 [ˈskiːɪŋ]


For the verb: "to ski"

Present Participle: skiing

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ski•ing  (skēing),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sportthe act or sport of gliding on skis.
  • ski + -ing1 1890–95

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ski /ski/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  skis, ski, v.,  skied, ski•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. Sportone of a pair of long, slender pieces of wood, plastic, or metal used in gliding over snow.
  2. Sportwater ski.

v. 
  1. Sport to travel on skis, as for sport:[no object]He skied in the snows of Colorado.
  2. Sport to use skis on;
    travel on skis over:[+ object]to ski the mountain regions of New England.
ski•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ski  (skē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  skis, ski, v.,  skied, ski•ing. 
n. 
  1. Sportone of a pair of long, slender runners made of wood, plastic, or metal used in gliding over snow.
  2. SportSee  water ski. 

v.i. 
  1. Sportto travel on skis, as for sport.

v.t. 
  1. Sportto use skis on;
    travel on skis over:to ski the slopes of Switzerland.
Also,  skee.  skia•ble, adj. 
  • Norwegian; Old Norse skīth; cognate with Old English scīd strip of wood, German Scheit thin board
  • 1745–55


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

ski /skiː/ n ( pl skis, ski)
  1. one of a pair of wood, metal, or plastic runners that are used for gliding over snow. Skis are commonly attached to shoes for sport, but may also be used as landing gear for aircraft, etc
  2. (as modifier): a ski boot
  3. a water-ski
vb (skis, skiing, skied, ski'd)
  1. (intransitive) to travel on skis
Etymology: 19th Century: from Norwegian, from Old Norse skith snowshoes; related to Old English scīd piece of split wood

ˈskier n ˈskiing n



'skiing' also found in these entries:
Collocations: go on a skiing [vacation, trip], is taking skiing [classes, lessons], go skiing in the [Alps], more...

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