ski·​ing | \ ˈskē-iŋ How to pronounce skiing (audio) \

Definition of skiing

: the art or sport of sliding and jumping on skis

Examples of skiing in a Sentence

Skiing is my favorite winter activity. We are planning to go skiing tomorrow.
Recent Examples on the Web Andrea Rose Teodosio died at age 22 in a skiing accident. Marc Bona, cleveland, "7th annual Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation Angel Art Auction set," 8 Jan. 2020 Victoria was unable to attend after the couple’s 7-year-old daughter Princess Estelle broke her leg in a skiing accident. Phil Boucher,, "Princess Martha Louise's Ex-Husband, Ari Behn, Laid to Rest in Oslo Cathedral Following Christmas Day Suicide," 3 Jan. 2020 That athletes’ group, led by Beckie Scott of Canada, an Olympic gold medalist in cross-country skiing, released a statement critical of the penalties on Sunday, the night before they were announced in Lausanne, Switzerland. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "After Russia Doping Ban, a South African Speaks Up for the Innocent," 12 Dec. 2019 The song paid tribute to her former husband and singing partner, Sonny Bono, who died in 1998 following a skiing accident. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Cher rocks 'Dancing With the Stars' finale with groovy outfit and 'The Beat Goes On'," 27 Nov. 2019 American Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall, who competed in cross-country skiing in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, is running Sunday's New York City marathon months after beating breast cancer. Fox News, "Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall opens up about her cancer battle, running NYC Marathon," 2 Nov. 2019 So a majestic bowl — that would otherwise present severe avalanche danger — can be made safe for expert skiers in one of the most beautiful settings in Colorado skiing. John Meyer, The Know, "3 ways to score free season passes at Colorado ski resorts," 1 Nov. 2019 The mural on North 34th Street would be in honor of 36-year-old Matthew Gasparich, who died in a skiing accident Feb. 23 at Stevens Pass. Brendan Kiley, The Seattle Times, "Volunteers paint side of Fremont building as memorial to friend," 9 July 2019 This was the second death of a cadet at West Point this year, after Cadet Peter Zhu died in February due to a skiing accident. Abigail Abrams, Time, "West Point Cadet Killed, 21 Others Injured After Tactical Vehicle Crash During Training," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of skiing

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of skiing was in 1893

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16 Feb 2020

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“Skiing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of skiing

: the activity or sport of gliding on skis


ski·​ing | \ ˈskē-iŋ \

Kids Definition of skiing

: the art or sport of gliding and jumping on skis

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