skies

[ skahyz ]
/ skaɪz /

noun

plural of sky.

verb

3rd person singular present of sky.

Words nearby skies

Definition for skies (2 of 2)

sky
[ skahy ]
/ skaɪ /

noun, plural skies. Often skies (for defs 1–4).

verb (used with object), skied or skyed, sky·ing.

Informal. to raise, throw, or hit aloft or into the air.
Informal. to hang (a painting) high on a wall, above the line of vision.

Verb Phrases

sky up, Falconry. (of prey, when flushed) to fly straight upward.

Origin of sky

1175–1225; Middle English < Old Norse skȳ cloud, cognate with Old English scēo cloud

OTHER WORDS FROM sky

sky·less, adjectivesky·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for skies

sky
/ (skaɪ) /

noun plural skies

verb skies, skying or skied

rowing to lift (the blade of an oar) too high before a stroke
(tr) informal to hit (a ball) high in the air

Derived forms of sky

skylike, adjective

Word Origin for sky

C13: from Old Norse skӯ; related to Old English scio cloud, Old Saxon skio, Old Norse skjār transparent skin
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Science definitions for skies

sky
[ skī ]

The atmosphere, as seen from a given point on the Earth's surface. The sky appears to be blue because the wavelengths associated with blue light are scattered more easily than those that are associated with the other colors.
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Idioms and Phrases with skies

sky

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.

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