[ skee-ing ]
/ ˈski ɪŋ /


the act or sport of gliding on skis.

Origin of skiing

First recorded in 1890–95; ski + -ing1

Words nearby skiing

Definition for skiing (2 of 2)


or skee

[ skee ]
/ ski /

noun, plural skis or, sometimes, ski.

one of a pair of long, slender runners made of wood, plastic, or metal used in gliding over snow.

verb (used without object), skied, ski·ing.

to travel on skis, as for sport.

verb (used with object), skied, ski·ing.

to use skis on; travel on skis over: to ski the slopes of Switzerland.

Origin of ski

1745–55; < Norwegian; Old Norse skīth; cognate with Old English scīd strip of wood, German Scheit thin board


ski·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for skiing

/ (skiː) /

noun plural skis or ski

  1. 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
  2. (as modifier)a ski boot
a water-ski

verb skis, skiing, skied or ski'd

(intr) to travel on skis

Derived forms of ski

skiable, adjective skier, noun skiing, noun

Word Origin for ski

C19: from Norwegian, from Old Norse skith snowshoes; related to Old English scīd piece of split wood