Origin of boating
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of boat
Examples from the Web for 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’|Nico Hines|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Chris Lee|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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|Ramin Setoodeh|November 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Back in New York City, boating the border had seemed like a fine journalistic experiment.
One of the boating men made a martyr of himself and took the mother.Original Short Stories, Volume 12 (of 13)|Guy de Maupassant
Until a late hour, after their return from this boating excursion, the party remained on deck, talking over the events of the day.Gulf and Glacier|Willis Boyd Allen
“I delight in boating,” observed Fred, when McAllister had quelled the disturbance.Freaks on the Fells|R.M. Ballantyne
No fishing, no boating, no swimming, no skating on those treacherous rivers; only surprise and shock and disaster!Southern Stories|Various
If anybody says it is a good day for bathing you say it is better for boating.
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.