ski

noun
\ ˈskē How to pronounce ski (audio) , British sometimes ˈshē \
plural skis also ski

Definition of ski

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : one of a pair of narrow strips of wood, metal, or plastic curving upward in front that are used especially for gliding over snow
b : water ski
2 : a piece of material that resembles a ski and is used as a runner on a vehicle

ski

verb
skied\ ˈskēd How to pronounce ski (audio) , ˈshēd \; skiing

Definition of ski (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to glide on skis in travel or as a sport

transitive verb

: to travel or pass over on skis

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Other Words from ski

Verb

skiable \ ˈskē-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce ski (audio) \ adjective
skier noun

Examples of ski in a Sentence

Verb I have skied that mountain before.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun While for most people, Big Sky is mainly a winter destination for ski and snowboard enthusiasts, locals know that there's plenty to do here year-round. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 12 Oct. 2021 An advance ski pass is a cheaper alternative that provides flexibility of resort selection with additional services. Trefis Team, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Around the same time that Moncler Genius was launched, the Italian ski wear brand Colmar introduced Colmar A.G.E. (Advanced Garment Exploration). Vogue, 7 Oct. 2021 Blacksher, an engineer, used his 30 years of design skills and SOLIDWORKS for Makers — a design platform that allows hobbyists to bring their ideas to life — to create a ski attachment for Ash's wheelchair. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 7 Oct. 2021 The announcement also included new and resuming routes to Florida from Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Milwaukee, as well as flights to popular Western U.S. ski destinations. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 7 Oct. 2021 Watercraft deaths occur when the blunt force of a boat or jet ski hits the creature, potentially breaking ribs and causing organ damage, or when the propeller of a watercraft cuts deep into tissue. Logan Dragone, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Oct. 2021 Thirty-five years later, their friendship turned to love and Ray proposed to Mahoney on the ski slope. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 30 Sep. 2021 Snowbasin resort could, in the distant future, include a large ski beach surrounded by lodging as well as homes and additional lifts. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Gilreath had been a healthy, active person who loved to wake board, water ski and downhill ski, and was studying computer science at UNC-W. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 28 Sep. 2021 Along the way are numerous opportunities to camp, hike and even ski. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 20 Sep. 2021 The area is a home to thousands, and a recreational playground for millions of tourists who visit the alpine lake in summer, ski at the many resorts in winter and gamble at its casinos year-round. CBS News, 27 Aug. 2021 According to the Austrian builder, this gives the jet ski the ability to rocket from a standstill to 62 mph in less than four seconds and soar to an exhilarating top speed of around 74 mph. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 15 July 2021 The Park City team skiers often served as forerunners — athletes who ski a course to prep it for the contestants. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 All of this sprawls across multiple valleys and about 50 villages, many totally ski in/out. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Heavy winds in the forecast for Wednesday evening threatened to push the blaze farther into the Tahoe Basin, and closer to ski resorts and communities. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sep. 2021 Norris missed the first two months of the season with COVID-19 and didn’t ski a World Cup race — or any other kind of race — until late January. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 9 May 2021

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First Known Use of ski

Noun

1755, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

circa 1890, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for ski

Noun

Norwegian, from Old Norse skīth stick of wood, ski; akin to Old English scīd board, scēadan to divide — more at shed entry 1

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14 Oct 2021

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“Ski.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ski. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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ski

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ski

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one of a pair of long narrow pieces of wood, metal, or plastic that curve upward slightly in front, are attached to shoes, and are used for gliding over snow

ski

verb

English Language Learners Definition of ski (Entry 2 of 2)

: to move or glide on skis over snow or water

ski

noun
\ ˈskē How to pronounce ski (audio) \
plural skis

Kids Definition of ski

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one of a pair of narrow strips fastened one on each foot and used in gliding over snow or water

ski

verb
skied; skiing

Kids Definition of ski (Entry 2 of 2)

: to glide on skis

Other Words from ski

skier noun

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