Ski Definition

skē
skied, skiing, skis
noun
A long, thin runner of wood, metal, or now usually fiberglass, that is fastened to a kind of boot (ski boot) and used in pairs to glide over snow.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
Something that is used as a runner on a vehicle.
A helicopter with skis for landing on snow and ice.
American Heritage
verb
To travel on skis by gliding over the snow.
Webster's New World
To travel over on skis.
Webster's New World
To engage in the sport of gliding down snow-covered inclines on skis.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
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suffix

(informal, humorous) Added to a word, name, or phrase to invoke Russianness.

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Other Word Forms of Ski

Noun

Singular:
ski
Plural:
skis

Origin of Ski

  • From Norwegian ski, related to Old Norse skíð (“stick of wood, snowshoe"), from Proto-Germanic *skÄ«dÄ… (“stick"), from Proto-Indo-European root *skei- (“to cut, split") (see also shed). Cognate with Old English scid (“stick of wood") (obsolete English shide), Old High German skit (Modern German Scheit (“log")).

    From Wiktionary

  • USA, from Russian -ский (-skij, “adjectival suffix”), perhaps influenced by Russki or other -ski ending terms such as Russian surnames.

    From Wiktionary

  • Norwegian from Old Norse skīdh stick, snowshoe skei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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