noun, plural skis or, sometimes, ski.
verb (used without object), skied, ski·ing.
verb (used with object), skied, ski·ing.
Origin of ski
noun, plural skies. Often skies (for defs 1–4).
verb (used with object), skied or skyed, sky·ing.
Origin of sky
Related Words for skiedplummet, skip, dive, drop, bound, bounce, surge, take, hop, fall, vault, top, quiver, barge, rattle, pop, hurdle, shake, trip, caper
Examples from the Web for skied
Contemporary Examples of skied
Miller, a former "bad boy" who in 2006 said on "60 Minutes" that he skied drunk, is now 36 and a multi-medaled Olympic veteran.The Good, the Bad, and the Pink Eye
February 23, 2014
In a 2005 Bormio, Italy downhill he lost a ski off a jump at over 60mph, stayed up, and skied the rest of the course.The Can't-Miss Sochi Showdown: Bode Miller And Ted Ligety
February 9, 2014
Schumacher had played by the rules, wore a helmet, skied in pairs—but such precautions only help so much.Brain Bleed: Why Michael Schumacher’s Helmet Wasn’t Enough
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
January 3, 2014
Skied three days on the daisies (and a bit of snow) and then left for the hot glorious desert, horses, tennis, swimming.Leonard Bernstein Asked About Hemingway, So Martha Gellhorn Set the Record Straight
Leonard Bernstein, Martha Gellhorn
October 27, 2013
Embraced the snow and skied on a perfectly powdered mountain?Daily Beast Readers, Send Us Your Vacation Photos!
February 28, 2013
Historical Examples of skied
If books are 'skied' up to the ceiling they must suffer from the heated air.The Private Library
Arthur L. Humphreys
They kick-turned and skied back from the sides of the cornice.
Fortunately, most of these last are "skied," which is a blessing!
Out of the worst of the wind, they skied easily back down towards the timberline.
The score was a hundred and twenty when Mike, who had just reached his fifty, skied one to Strachan at cover.Mike
P. G. Wodehouse
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
noun plural skies
verb skies, skying or skied
Word Origin for sky
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.
c.1200, "a cloud," from Old Norse sky "cloud," from Proto-Germanic *skeujam "cloud, cloud cover" (cf. Old English sceo, Old Saxon scio "cloud, region of the clouds, sky;" Old High German scuwo, Old English scua, Old Norse skuggi "shadow;" Gothic skuggwa "mirror"), from PIE root *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)).
Meaning "upper regions of the air" is attested from c.1300; replaced native heofon in this sense (see heaven). In Middle English, the word can still mean both "cloud" and "heaven," as still in the skies, originally "the clouds." Sky-high is from 1812; phrase the sky's the limit is attested from 1908. Sky-dive first recorded 1965; sky-writing is from 1922.
"to raise or throw toward the skies," 1802, from sky (n.).
In addition to the idiom beginning with sky
, also see
- blow sky-high
- out of a clear blue sky
- pie in the sky
reach for the sky.