ski·ing | \ˈskē-iŋ \

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.

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One man said skiing is still possible on the mountain. Katie Camero,, "Here’s a cool thought: There’s still snow on Mount Washington," 2 July 2018 Birkebiener Wisconsinites get outdoors year-round, and cross-country skiing is just one way to enjoy winter. Lainey Seyler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Happy 170th birthday, Wisconsin! Here are 17 reasons why we love our state," 29 May 2018 The skiing was good all the way from Ambler to Kotzebue. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "Powering across Alaska on skis," 5 May 2018 What Else to Do OutdoorsWhile skiing is the main event in winter, there’s plenty to do if your quads need a break. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Jackson Hole Is the Perfect Ski Town," 21 Mar. 2018 And yet, skiing at the highest level is a relatively new development. Barry Svrluga, The Seattle Times, "Olympic gold medalist Ester Ledecka is the fastest snowboarder on two skis. Wait, what?," 17 Feb. 2018 The skiing was awesome, and there were a lot of other things to do., "Iceland’s remote Deplar Farm delights heli-skiers and adventurers," 21 Jan. 2018 Snow lovers might complain but at least the skiing is still good! A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Mild to occasionally warm, through early next week," 19 Jan. 2018 Kentucky may not be known for its skiing, but a Louisville product is the choice of many elite athletes in the sports grandest stage. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "It's a big week for Olympic athletes from Kentucky returning home," 6 July 2018

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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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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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