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skate 1

 (skāt)
n.
1. An ice skate, roller skate, or inline skate.
2. Informal A skateboard.
3. The act or a period of skating or skateboarding: went for a skate.
intr.v. skat·ed, skat·ing, skates
1. To glide or move along on skates.
2. To move or progress in a smooth, easy, or unconcerned manner: "resting on his past laurels, skating along on his reputation" (Tami Hoag).
3. To ride or perform tricks on a skateboard.

[From Dutch schaats, stilt, skate (taken as pl.), from Middle Dutch schaetse, from Old North French escache, stilt, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

skate 2

 (skāt)
n.
Any of various cartilaginous fishes chiefly of the family Rajidae, having a flattened body with greatly expanded pectoral fins that extend around the head, and laying eggs enclosed in hard cases.

[Middle English scate, from Old Norse skata.]

skate 3

 (skāt)
n. Slang
1. A fellow; a person.
2. A decrepit horse; a nag.

[Perhaps alteration of dialectal skite, contemptible person; see blatherskite.]

skating

(ˈskeɪtɪŋ)
n
ice-skatingroller-skating
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skating - the sport of gliding on skatesskating - the sport of gliding on skates  
ice skating - skating on ice
roller skating - skating on wheels
skateboarding - the sport of skating on a skateboard
speed skating - competitive skating on speed skates (usually around an oval course)
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Translations
bruslení
skøjteløb
luistelu
klizanje
スケート
스케이트 타기
skridskoåkning
กีฬาการเล่นสเก็ต
môn trượt băng

skating

[ˈskeɪtɪŋ]
A. Npatinaje m
do you like skating?¿te gusta patinar?
to go skatingir a patinar
B. CPD skating rink N (for ice skating) → pista f de hielo; (for roller skating) → pista f de patinaje

skating

[ˈskeɪtɪŋ] n
(= ice-skating) → patinage m
to go skating → faire du patin à glace
(= roller-skating) → roller mskating championship nchampionnat m de patinageskating rink n
(= ice rink) → patinoire f
(for roller-skating)piste f de patinage

skating

n (= ice-skating)Eislauf m, → Schlittschuhlauf m; (= figure-skating)Eiskunstlauf m; (= roller-skating)Rollschuhlauf m

skating

:
skating exhibition
n (Sport) → Schaulaufen nt
skating rink
nEisbahn f; (for roller-skating) → Rollschuhbahn f

skating

[ˈskeɪtɪŋ] npattinaggio
figure skating → pattinaggio artistico

skating

تَزَلُّج bruslení skøjteløb Schlittschuhlaufen σκέιτινγκ patinaje luistelu patinage klizanje pattinaggio スケート 스케이트 타기 schaatsen skøyting jazda na łyżwach patinação, patinagem катание на коньках skridskoåkning กีฬาการเล่นสเก็ต paten yapma môn trượt băng 溜冰
References in classic literature ?
At four o'clock, conscious of his throbbing heart, Levin stepped out of a hired sledge at the Zoological Gardens, and turned along the path to the frozen mounds and the skating ground, knowing that he would certainly find her there, as he had seen the Shtcherbatskys' carriage at the entrance.
There were crack skaters there, showing off their skill, and learners clinging to chairs with timid, awkward movements, boys, and elderly people skating with hygienic motives.
The pond was only four feet deep, and as Miss Wilson set much store by the physical education of her pupils, leave was given for skating.
I came down here this morning, thinking that the skating world was all a-bed, to practice in secret.
You may skate over there if you wish," she said, after a pause for consideration, pointing to a deserted spot at the leeward end of the pond, where the ice was too rough for comfortable skating.
Fine time for them as is well wropped up, as the Polar bear said to himself, ven he was practising his skating,' replied Mr.
Sleighing and skating have been our chief occupation, especially skating, which is more than usually fascinating here, because the place is intersected by small canals communicating with a lake and the river belonging to the lake, and as everything is frozen black and hard, we can skate for miles straight ahead without being obliged to turn round and come back again,--at all times an annoying, and even mortifying, proceeding.
My sister hopes we shall have some skating as well as dancing.
He had displayed one of his buried talents in the matter of skating, and now that the skating was over seemed disposed to prolong the partnership.
At eight o'clock, after the morning train had passed, he put a pair of skates in his pocket and went up to Waterworks Pond but did not go skating.
Half a dozen jovial lads were talking about skates in another part of the room, and she longed to go and join them, for skating was one of the joys of her life.
There was one tall, graceful maiden, skating hand in hand with a youth, on whom she bestowed her bright eyes perhaps too patently; and it was strange with what anger John beheld her.