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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The Swiss organizers plan to host the flagship alpine skiing events in nearby Crans-Montana if the bid is backed., "Bond's Favorite Swiss Ski Resort Loses License to Thrill," 5 Apr. 2018 The 28th annual firefighters’ race, like the skiing Santas event in December, raises money for the Sunday River Community Fund, which supports charitable organizations in neighboring communities., "New England news in brief," 25 Mar. 2018 Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin were hurtling down the mountain and a gold/silver double act came the USA’s way in freestyle skiing’s halfpipe event. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Even with women's hockey loss, Canada still politely on way to beat USA in medal count," 22 Feb. 2018 Activities for the restless abound, from touring the gardens in the summer to snowshoeing, skiing, and ice skating in the winter. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "8 Romantic Winter Weekend Getaways From New York City," 29 Dec. 2018 Participants can partake in alpine skiing and snowboarding, and there’s also the summer military programming that teaches veterans golf, recreational and competitive canoeing and kayaking, cycling, stand up paddle boarding, and personal fitness. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "10 Ways to Use Your Love of Fitness to Do Good on Giving Tuesday or Any Day," 27 Nov. 2018 But for now the trail remains open for hiking and mountain biking in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's highest point - Timm's Hill - is a quiet escape away from everything," 5 July 2018 The free trail is open to biking, inline skating, walking, running and, in winter, cross-country skiing. Debi Eimer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Never hear 'I'm bored' again: 40 things to do for fun this summer if you live on the North Shore," 23 May 2018 On Sunday, the Nordic skier collected a silver medal for cross-country skiing. Gillian Edevane, Newsweek, "Who Is Dan Cnossen? Barack Obama Congratulates Paralympian Veteran on Gold Medal," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of skiing

1893, in the meaning defined above

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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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