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sky

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noun \ˈskī\

Simple Definition of sky

  • : the space over the Earth where the sun, moon, stars, and clouds appear

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sky

plural skies

  1. 1 :  the upper atmosphere or expanse of space that constitutes an apparent great vault or arch over the earth

  2. 2 :  heaven 2

  3. 3a :  weather in the upper atmosphereb :  climate <temperate English skies — G. G. Coulton>

Examples of sky in a sentence

  1. There wasn't a cloud in the sky.

  2. Dark clouds moved quickly across the sky.

  3. Hailstones suddenly fell out of the sky.

  4. The sun was high in the sky.

  5. The forecast is for sunny skies tomorrow.

  6. a patch of blue sky



Origin of sky

Middle English, cloud, sky, from Old Norse skȳ cloud; akin to Old English scēo cloud


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with sky


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sky

verb

Definition of sky

skied or skyedskying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 chiefly British :  to throw or toss up :  flip

  3. 2 :  to hang (as a painting) above the line of vision

  4. 3 :  to hit (a ball) high into the air

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to jump high <sky for a rebound>



1802

First Known Use of sky

1802



SKY Defined for Kids

sky

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noun \ˈskī\

Definition of sky for Students

plural skies

  1. 1 :  the stretch of space over the earth

  2. 2 :  1weather, climate <sunny skies>



History for sky

English owes a number of words to Old Norse, the language of the Viking raiders and settlers who came to England in the eighth to tenth centuries. The word sky, for example, though it dates to the Middle Ages, has its nearest relatives in modern Scandinavian languages (Danish and Swedish sky, “cloud”) rather than in Old English. Other common words borrowed from Old Norse are crawl, egg, kid, leg, root, seem, take, wing, and wrong.



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