ski Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “ski” - English Dictionary

"ski" in American English

See all translations

skinoun [C]

 us   /ski/
either of a ​pair of ​long, ​narrowpieces of ​wood or other ​material which ​curve up at the ​front and are ​fastened to ​boots so the ​personwearing them can move ​quickly and ​easily over ​snow
ski
verb [I]  us   /ski/ (present tense skis, present participle skiing, past tense and past participle skied)
We skied a lot when we were ​younger.
skier
noun [C]  us   /ˈski·ər/
There are ​lots of skiers on the ​slopes today.
skiing
noun [U]  us   /ˈski·ɪŋ/
I’m going skiing.
(Definition of ski from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"ski" in British English

See all translations

skinoun [C]

uk   /skiː/  us   /skiː/ (plural skis)
B1 one of a ​pair of ​long, ​flatnarrowpieces of ​wood or ​plastic that ​curve up at the ​front and are ​fastened to ​boots so that the ​wearer can ​movequickly and ​easily over ​snow: a ​pair of skis ski ​boots a ski ​club/​resort

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

skiverb [I or T]

uk   /skiː/  us   /skiː/
B1 to ​move over ​snow on skis: He skied down the ​hill. Let's go skiing.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of ski from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ski”
in Korean 스키…
in Arabic مِزْلَجَة…
in Malaysian ski…
in French ski…
in Russian лыжа…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滑雪板…
in Italian sci…
in Turkish kayak…
in Polish narta…
in Spanish esquí…
in Vietnamese ván trượt tuyết…
in Portuguese esqui…
in Thai กระดานสกี…
in German der Ski…
in Catalan esquí…
in Japanese スキー板…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滑雪板…
in Indonesian ski…
What is the pronunciation of ski?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

flavoursome

having good flavour or a lot of flavour

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More