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sky

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noun \ˈskī\

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

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Origin and Etymology of sky

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


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sky

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Definition of sky

skied

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skyed

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skying

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

  3. 2 :  to hang (something, such 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

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First Known Use of sky

1802



SKY Defined for English Language Learners

sky

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noun

Definition of sky for English Language Learners

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


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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