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skied1 (skaɪd Pronunciation for skied1

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verb

  1. the past tense and past participle of sky

skied2 (skiːd Pronunciation for skied2

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verb

  1. a past tense and past participle of ski

ski (skiː Pronunciation for ski

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noun

Word forms:   plural skis, ski
    1. one of a pair of wood, metal, or plastic runners that are used for gliding over snow. Skis are commonly attached to shoes for sport, but may also be used as landing gear for aircraft, etc
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ a ski boot
  1. a water-ski

verb

Word forms:  skis,  skiing,  skied,  ski'd
  1. (intransitive) to travel on skis

Derived Forms

ˈskiable adjective
ˈskier noun
ˈskiing noun

Word Origin

C19: from Norwegian, from Old Norse skith snowshoes; related to Old English scīd piece of split wood

sky (skaɪ Pronunciation for sky

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noun

Word forms:   plural skies
  1. (sometimes plural) the apparently dome-shaped expanse extending upwards from the horizon that is characteristically blue or grey during the day, red in the evening, and black at night related adjectives celestial empyrean
  2. outer space, as seen from the earth
  3. (often plural) weather, as described by the appearance of the upper air   ⇒ sunny skies
  4. the source of divine power; heaven
  5. (informal) the highest level of attainment   ⇒ the sky's the limit
  6. See to the skies

verb

Word forms:  skies,  skying,  skied
  1. (rowing) to lift (the blade of an oar) too high before a stroke
  2. (transitive) (informal) to hit (a ball) high in the air

Derived Forms

ˈskyˌlike adjective

Word Origin

C13: from Old Norse skӯ; related to Old English scio cloud, Old Saxon skio, Old Norse skjār transparent skin

Example Sentences Including 'skied'

A year later, Schipper was the only one to achieve the goal, having skied all 174 days in the 1980-81 season.
canada.com (2005)
At one point he shot across the slope so fast he skied off the piste and part-way up a tree.
Bénédicte Newland and Pascale Smets AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR (2005)
In three days I skied down slopes that I never would have believed I could tackle.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
Mr Emmett saw it as a way for a group of people who skied together in the winter to walk together in the summer.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
My own experience from the Arctic was related to the speed at which we all skied.
British Medical Journal (2002)
Since I last skied 20 years ago and Michael even longer, we will no doubt both prove to be a great embarrassment to them all.
Bénédicte Newland and Pascale Smets AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR (2005)
The ball is often struck with the top edge of the face of the wood, leaving tell-tale scuff marks and resulting in a skied shot.
Lewis, Beverly Winning Golf for Women
They climbed up mountains and skied down them, sometimes stopping on the way to make love.
Cassidy, Anne In Real Life

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