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ski

noun \ ˈskē , British sometimes ˈshē \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of ski

plural skis also ski
1 a : one of a pair of narrow strips of wood, metal, or plastic curving upward in front that are used especially for gliding over snow
b : water ski
2 : a piece of material that resembles a ski and is used as a runner on a vehicle

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Origin and Etymology of ski

Norwegian, from Old Norse skīth stick of wood, ski; akin to Old English scīd board, scēadan to divide — more at shed


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ski

verb

Definition of ski

skied play \ˈskēd, ˈshēd\; skiing
intransitive verb
: to glide on skis in travel or as a sport
transitive verb
: to travel or pass over on skis

skiable

play \ˈskē-ə-bəl\ adjective

skier

noun

Examples of ski in a Sentence

  1. I have skied that mountain before.

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First Known Use of ski

circa 1890



SKI Defined for English Language Learners

ski

noun

Definition of ski for English Language Learners

  • : one of a pair of long narrow pieces of wood, metal, or plastic that curve upward slightly in front, are attached to shoes, and are used for gliding over snow


ski

verb

Definition of ski for English Language Learners

  • : to move or glide on skis over snow or water


SKI Defined for Kids

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ski

noun \ ˈskē \

Definition of ski for Students

plural skis
: one of a pair of narrow strips fastened one on each foot and used in gliding over snow or water

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ski

verb

Definition of ski for Students

skied; skiing
: to glide on skis

skier

noun


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