noun, plural skis or, sometimes, ski.
verb (used without object), skied, ski·ing.
verb (used with object), skied, ski·ing.
Origin of ski
Examples from the Web for ski
Ski resorts are a business, and one that can be quite fickle—a bad snow season means poor revenues.
Berkshire East ski resort near the Vermont border, which has 44 trails, has taken this power-production drive a step further.
For aesthetic reasons, ski resort operators try to limit the noise and infrastructure associated with producing power.
But only recently did this dispute spread to the lily-white slopes of a Montana ski resort.
Ninety minutes later, Scheunemann told the organizers of the ski club about the chairlift incident.
There is one more point to be noticed about the arrangement of the grain in the ski.
Our ski boots were as soft as ever; there was not a sign of frost on them.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
It was so dry and cold that the powdery snow overlying the crust rustled under our ski like autumn leaves.Down the Columbia|Lewis R. Freeman
This protects the ski if nailed boots are worn, and prevents snow from accumulating in an uncomfortable lump under the foot.
At the back of the boot is a small strap, which is used to fasten the ski heel-strap securely to the boot.Through Finland in Carts|Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
British Dictionary definitions for ski
noun plural skis or ski
- 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
- (as modifier)a ski boot
verb skis, skiing, skied or ski'd
Word Origin for ski
Word Origin and History for ski (1 of 2)
1883 (there is an isolated instance from 1755; in early use often spelled skee), from Norwegian ski, related to Old Norse skið "long snowshoe," literally "stick of wood, firewood," cognate with Old English scid "stick of wood," obsolete English shide "piece of wood split off from timber;" Old High German skit, German Scheit "log," from Proto-Germanic *skid- "to divide, split," from PIE root *skei- "to cut, split" (see shed (v.)). Ski-jumper is from 1894; ski bum first attested 1960; ski-mask is from 1963; noted as part of criminal disguises from 1968.