Origin of skiing
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 skiing
Power generation and production is not the sort of activity one usually associates with skiing.
Skiing would appear to be the ultimate off-the-grid activity.
Prince Harry and his girlfriend Cressida Bonas are reported today to have gone on a skiing trip to Kazakhstan earlier this month.
Reason to watch: The combination of skiing and shooting can make for very exciting viewing.
The details are a blur, but while skiing with his son, Schumacher fell and hit the right side of his head on a jagged rock.Brain Bleed: Why Michael Schumacher’s Helmet Wasn’t Enough|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad|January 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On those occasions Mertz gave us some fine exhibitions of skiing, of which art he was a consummate master.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Sheyenne River Park (Tour 1): picnicking, swimming, hiking; suitable in winter for skiing.North Dakota|Various
It was still winter, and they were holding a skiing contest.In And Out|Edgar Franklin
In winter they go there for the skating and sleighing and snowshoeing and skiing and to enjoy the bracing mountain air.The Overall Boys in Switzerland|Eulalie Osgood Grover
But what is the attraction of this place, if not the skiing?Behind the Green Door|Mildred A. Wirt
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
1885, verbal noun from ski (v.).
THE new sport which has lately been introduced at Beloit is skeeing. They are long ash planks, carefully and turned up at the end, and are warranted to take down hill quicker than a wink. After some practice performers become very expert, and the speed with which they go is something surprising. [Beloit College, Wisconsin, "Round Table," Dec. 18, 1885]
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.