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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

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

  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 skyedsky·ing

  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




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