noun \ˈskī\

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

plural skies

Full Definition of SKY

:  the upper atmosphere or expanse of space that constitutes an apparent great vault or arch over the earth
:  heaven 2
a :  weather in the upper atmosphere
b :  climate <temperate English skies — G. G. Coulton>

Examples of SKY

  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


skied or skyedsky·ing

Definition of SKY

transitive verb
chiefly British :  to throw or toss up :  flip
:  to hang (as a painting) above the line of vision
:  to hit (a ball) high into the air
intransitive verb
:  to jump high <sky for a rebound>

First Known Use of SKY

May 25, 2015
callithump Hear it
a noisy boisterous band or parade
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