- the act or sport of gliding on skis.
Origin of skiing
- 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
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.Prince Harry And Cressida Go Skiing In Kazakhstan
March 25, 2014
Reason to watch: The combination of skiing and shooting can make for very exciting viewing.Why the Biathlon Makes Bonds of Us All
February 16, 2014
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
There were sports like swimming, mountain climbing, and skiing.The Status Civilization
Skiing, a Scandinavian sport, is a popular winter recreation.North Dakota
Swimming and skiing are also considered to have military applications.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
“Oh, certainly for the skiing,” retorted Francine, mockery in her voice.
But what is the attraction of this place, if not the skiing?
- 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 and History for skiing
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.