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.

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On the bottom, that meant lightweight snow pants over my workout leggings, thick skiing socks, a climbing harness, and lightweight mountaineering boots. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "I Went Ice Climbing and Lasted About 6 Whole Minutes," 10 Mar. 2019 The province is known for perfect, powdery skiing like no other, and hikes that should put Albera on both your summer and winter travel bucket lists. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 19 Best Places to Travel in 2019," 10 Jan. 2019 Some of this tourism, like skiing, is threatened by climate change. Umair Irfan, Vox, "A major anti-fracking ballot measure in Colorado has failed," 7 Nov. 2018 The experience is designed to improve skills, build self-esteem, and empower girls through skiing. Discover Magazine, "The Great Snow of Beaver Creek," 3 Oct. 2018 But there's a whole list of additional workouts to choose from as well, with sports like stand-up paddle-boarding, skiing, trail running, climbing, pilates, strength training, and others. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin Fenix 5S Plus review: So capable, so enviable, so expensive," 29 July 2018 One Czech Judo Federation official privately believes Krpalek would also thrive in cross country skiing, such is the fighter's capacity for endurance. Henry Young, CNN, "Lukas Krpalek: The Czech heavyweight with the toughest task in sport," 22 Feb. 2018 But two of the most familiar names in U.S. skiing won't be competing in Pyeongchang. Nathan Fenno,, "Lindsey Vonn returns as the face of a talent-rich U.S. ski team," 9 Feb. 2018 In cross-country skiing, Johannes Hosflot Klaebo and Heidi Weng could win four each. Mark Zeigler, sacbee, "10 things to watch at the Winter Olympics," 9 Feb. 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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