- simple past tense of ski.
- a simple past tense of sky.
- one of a pair of long, slender runners made of wood, plastic, or metal used in gliding over snow.
- water ski.
- to travel on skis, as for sport.
- to use skis on; travel on skis over: to ski the slopes of Switzerland.
Origin of ski
- the region of the clouds or the upper air; the upper atmosphere of the earth: airplanes in the sky; cloudy skies.
- the heavens or firmament, appearing as a great arch or vault.
- the supernal or celestial heaven: They looked to the sky for help.
- the climate: the sunny skies of Italy.
- Obsolete. a cloud.
- Informal. to raise, throw, or hit aloft or into the air.
- Informal. to hang (a painting) high on a wall, above the line of vision.
- sky up, Falconry. (of prey, when flushed) to fly straight upward.
- out of a/the clear sky, without advance notice or warning; abruptly: An old beau phoned her out of a clear sky.Also out of a/the clear blue sky.
- to the skies, with lavishness or enthusiasm; extravagantly: to praise someone to the skies.Also to the sky.
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
- the past tense and past participle of sky
- a past tense and past participle of 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
- a water-ski
- (intr) to travel on skis
Word Origin for ski
- (sometimes plural) the apparently dome-shaped expanse extending upwards from the horizon that is characteristically blue or grey during the day, red in the evening, and black at nightRelated adjectives: celestial, empyrean
- outer space, as seen from the earth
- (often plural) weather, as described by the appearance of the upper airsunny skies
- the source of divine power; heaven
- informal the highest level of attainmentthe sky's the limit
- to the skies highly; extravagantly
- rowing to lift (the blade of an oar) too high before a stroke
- (tr) informal to hit (a ball) high in the air
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.).
- The atmosphere, as seen from a given point on the Earth's surface. The sky appears to be blue because the wavelengths associated with blue light are scattered more easily than those that are associated with the other colors.
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.