sky

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noun

plural skies
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: the upper atmosphere or expanse of space that constitutes an apparent great vault or arch over the earth
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: weather in the upper atmosphere
b
: climate
temperate English skiesG. G. Coulton

sky

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verb

skied or skyed; skying

transitive verb

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chiefly British : to throw or toss up : flip
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: to hang (something, such as a painting) above the line of vision
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: to hit (a ball) high into the air

intransitive verb

: to jump high
sky for a rebound

Examples of sky in a Sentence

Noun There wasn't a cloud in the sky. Dark clouds moved quickly across the sky. Hailstones suddenly fell out of the sky. The sun was high in the sky. The forecast is for sunny skies tomorrow. a patch of blue sky
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Loading your audio article NASA confirmed Wednesday that a fireball streaking across the sky with an explosive boom above New York City and was a one-foot-diameter meteor that disintegrated in Earth’s atmosphere. Theresa Braine, New York Daily News, 17 July 2024 Stay for the night sky, as the stargazing is considered among the best in the state (and a big reason why CNN recently named Flagstaff one of the top 10 U.S. towns to visit in 2024). Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 16 July 2024
Verb
There, rideshare apps Uber and Lyft have announced plans to pull out of the city all together due to new wage floor laws that drive prices sky high. Adam Kovacevich, Fortune, 24 Apr. 2024 People who live on the path of totality can sky gaze from their backyards to avoid traffic and driving hazards, Houston said. Kayla Jimenez, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for sky 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

First Known Use

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1802, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sky was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Sky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sky. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

sky

noun
ˈskī
plural skies
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: the upper atmosphere : the vast arch or dome that seems to spread over the earth
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3
: weather entry 1, climate
the forecast is for sunny skies tomorrow

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