boating

[ boh-ting ]
/ ˈboʊ tɪŋ /

noun

the use of boats, especially for pleasure: He enjoyed boating and swimming.

adjective

of or relating to boats: boating clothes.

Origin of boating

First recorded in 1600–10; boat + -ing1, -ing2

Definition for boating (2 of 2)

boat
[ boht ]
/ boʊt /

noun

verb (used without object)

to go in a boat: We boated down the Thames.

verb (used with object)

to transport in a boat: They boated us across the bay.
to remove (an oar) from the water and place athwartships.Compare ship1(def 10).

Origin of boat

before 900; Middle English boot (noun), Old English bāt; cognate with Old Norse beit

OTHER WORDS FROM boat

boat·a·ble, adjectiveboat·less, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH boat

barge boat canoe cruise ship sailboat ship yacht
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British Dictionary definitions for boating (1 of 2)

boating
/ (ˈbəʊtɪŋ) /

noun

the practice of rowing, sailing, or cruising in boats as a form of recreation

British Dictionary definitions for boating (2 of 2)

boat
/ (bəʊt) /

noun

verb

(intr) to travel or go in a boat, esp as a form of recreation
(tr) to transport or carry in a boat

Word Origin for boat

Old English bāt; related to Old Norse beit boat
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Idioms and Phrases with boating

boat

see burn one's bridges (boats); in the same boat; miss the boat; rock the boat.

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