boating


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

boat

 (bōt)
n.
1.
a. A relatively small, usually open craft of a size that might be carried aboard a ship.
b. An inland vessel of any size.
c. A ship or submarine.
2. A dish shaped like a boat: a sauce boat.
v. boat·ed, boat·ing, boats
v.intr.
1. To travel by boat.
2. To ride a boat for pleasure.
v.tr.
1. To transport by boat.
2. To place in a boat.
Idiom:
in the same boat
In the same situation as another or others.

[Middle English bot, from Old English bāt; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.]

boating

(ˈbəʊtɪŋ)
n
the practice of rowing, sailing, or cruising in boats as a form of recreation

boat•ing

(ˈboʊ tɪŋ)

n.
1. the use of boats, esp. for pleasure.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to boats: boating clothes.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boating - water travel for pleasureboating - water travel for pleasure    
water travel, seafaring - travel by water
bareboating - boating by chartering a bareboat and providing your own crew and provisions; "we saved money by bareboating"
Translations

boating

[ˈbəʊtɪŋ]
A. N to go boatingir a dar un paseo en barca
B. CPD boating holiday Nvacaciones fpl en barca
boating trip Npaseo m en barca

boating

[ˈbəʊtɪŋ]
ncanotage m
to go boating → faire du canotage
modif [holiday] → en bateau
a boating accident → un accident de bateauboating lake n (in park)plan m d'eau de loisirsboat people nplboat people mplboat race n
(gen)régate f
the Boat Race → la course Oxford-Cambridge (se disputant sur la Tamise et opposant le huit de l'université d'Oxford à celui de l'université de Cambridge.)boat ride npromenade f en bateauboat shoes nplchaussures fpl de voile

boating

nBootfahren nt; to go boatingBootsfahrten/eine Bootsfahrt machen; boating holiday/tripBootsferien pl/-fahrt f

boating

[ˈbəʊtɪŋ] nnautica da diporto
References in classic literature ?
Jo had burned the skin off her nose boating, and got a raging headache by reading too long.
He was a good sailor, and I was but an indifferent one; and when he went out boating with Mr.
It was but natural that I should take to him much more kindly than to Drummle, and that, even in the earliest evenings of our boating, he and I should pull homeward abreast of one another, conversing from boat to boat, while Bentley Drummle came up in our wake alone, under the overhanging banks and among the rushes.
The only legitimate attachment to print stuff, I was told, was to print stuff in the form of blouse, tennis, or boating costume.
The respectable inhabitants of the place, men in golf and boating costumes, wives prettily dressed, were pack- ing, river-side loafers energetically helping, children excited, and, for the most part, highly delighted at this astonishing variation of their Sunday experiences.
We had here around us all the ordinary means of summer amusement; and what with rambling in the woods, sketching, boating, fishing, bathing, music, and books, we should have passed the time pleasantly enough, but for the fearful intelligence which reached us every morning from the populous city.
It floods the banks, extends in great lagoons over a monstrous waste of country, and forms a huge district, called locally the Gapo, which is for the most part too marshy for foot-travel and too shallow for boating.
Archer would have liked to join the travellers and have a few weeks of sunshine and boating with his betrothed; but he too was bound by custom and conventions.
Passengers can remain on board of the steamer, at all ports, if they desire, without additional expense, and all boating at the expense of the ship.
George impressed upon us to take a change of under-things and plenty of socks, in case we got upset and wanted a change; also plenty of handkerchiefs, as they would do to wipe things, and a pair of leather boots as well as our boating shoes, as we should want them if we got upset.
I think that I rather appeal to a certain type of girl for the reason that I never make love to them; I leave that to the numerous others who do it infinitely better than I could hope to, and take my pleasure out of girls' society in what seem to be more rational ways--dancing, golfing, boating, riding, tennis, and the like.
There was quite a bewildering succession of drives, dances, picnics and boating parties, all expressively lumped together by Phil under the head of "jamborees"; Alec and Alonzo were so constantly on hand that Anne wondered if they ever did anything but dance attendance on that will-o'-the-wisp of a Phil.