Origin of boating
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- 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.
Origin of boat
Examples from the Web for boating
Contemporary Examples of boating
On the first day of the vacation, she is killed in a boating accident as her children watch on in horror.Speed Read: 13 Juiciest Bits From Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’
October 17, 2013
But to call End of Watch a “buddy cop” movie is like referring to Titanic as a film about a boating accident.Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña on Their ‘End of Watch’ Bromance
September 19, 2012
His wife is in a coma from a boating accident, and he wants to bring his family together before she dies.New 'Twilight' Movie: Two Fangs Up? Plus, George Clooney Gets Oscar Buzz
November 18, 2011
Back in New York City, boating the border had seemed like a fine journalistic experiment.My Night on the Border
May 25, 2010
Historical Examples of boating
He believes in the healthy exercise of swimming and boating and cricket.
It was the boating men who sat down to the dinner prepared for Camille.Therese Raquin
All the happiness of my life, at this period, was derived from boating.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.
Guy de Maupassant
It was a boating accident, and they brought him home quite dead.Doctor Luttrell's First Patient
Rosa Nouchette Carey
There was the loch, too, and its pleasures of boating and bathing.Hunter's Marjory
Margaret Bruce Clarke
Word Origin for boat
Old English bat "boat, ship, vessel," from Proto-Germanic *bait- (cf. Old Norse batr, Dutch boot, German Boot), possibly from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (see fissure), with the sense of making a boat by hollowing out a tree trunk; or it may be an extension of the name for some part of a ship. French bateau "boat" is from Old English or Norse. Spanish batel, Italian battello, Medieval Latin batellus likewise probably are from Germanic.
see burn one's bridges (boats); in the same boat; miss the boat; rock the boat.