noun, plural skies. Often skies (for defs 1–4).
verb (used with object), skied or skyed, sky·ing.
Words nearby sky
Idioms for sky
Origin of sky
OTHER WORDS FROM skysky·less, adjectivesky·like, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for out of a clear blue sky
noun plural skies
verb skies, skying or skied
Derived forms of skyskylike, adjective
Word Origin for sky
Scientific definitions for out of a clear blue sky
Idioms and Phrases with out of a clear blue sky (1 of 2)
Also, out of the blue. Without warning, suddenly, as in Her offer to help us with the fundraising came out of a clear blue sky, or We got a check from Aunt Ruby out of the blue. These metaphoric terms allude to something dropping unexpectedly from the sky. [Late 1800s] Also see out of nowhere.
Idioms and Phrases with out of a clear blue sky (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with sky
, also see
- blow sky-high
- out of a clear blue sky
- pie in the sky
reach for the sky.