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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Her routine focuses on building stability in her ankles and strength for backcountry skiing. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "Her Exercise? Picking Up Everyone’s Litter," 19 Nov. 2018 For the rest of March, this will open up terrain for spring skiing. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Nature hits it out of the ballpark with rain, snow," 18 Mar. 2018 Our Great Lakes also gift us with that famous (infamous?) lake effect snow — regular white stuff in northern Wisconsin for skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and more snowy activities. Chelsey Lewis, USA TODAY, "Seven natural wonders in Wisconsin," 16 Mar. 2018 Wintergreen has limited its lifts spinning to the daytime and is no longer open for night skiing. John Hopewell, Washington Post, "The raging snowstorm no one is talking about in West Virginia ski country," 15 Mar. 2018 The Rhône Valley, in southern Switzerland, is known for its vineyards and famous Matterhorn peak, while the Jura region in northwestern part of the country borders France and draws visitors for its cross-country skiing, hiking, and medieval towns. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Switzerland Is Quickly Losing Its Snow," 13 Sep. 2018 Until this year’s Pyeongchang Olympics, Bill Koch was the only American to reach the Olympic podium in the sport of cross country skiing, winning a silver medal in the 30-kilometer event at the 1976 Innsbruck Games. Roxanna Scott, USA TODAY, "Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall diagnosed with breast cancer," 11 July 2018 Kikkan trains twice a day: A morning session of 1 to 3 hours of skiing, followed by an afternoon strength workout. Chelsea Schlecht, Good Housekeeping, "Olympian to Watch: Meet Kikkan Randall," 16 Feb. 2014 There's the former U.S. Open tennis champion Marin Cilic, a raft of current and ex-NBA players, Olympic champions in skiing, discus and the country's beloved water polo. James Ellingworth,, "Croatia 'love' their underdog status in Sunday's World Cup final," 12 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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