Words nearby skies
Definition for skies (2 of 2)
noun, plural skies. Often skies (for defs 1–4).
verb (used with object), skied or skyed, sky·ing.
Origin of sky
OTHER WORDS FROM skysky·less, adjectivesky·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for skies
We know that the skies are open season for all manner of drone traffic, from missile launchers to beer droppers.
The crime-fighting penguins, says the trailer, are “masters of the skies, espionage, and aerial assault.”Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every night, they emerge from their roosts, taking to the skies on silent wings.
It was a high-tech attempt to smuggle in drugs and phones from the skies over a maximum-security facility.What Was This Drone Doing Over a South Carolina Prison?|Melissa Leon|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Descriptions of armed soldiers and strange beasts galloping across the skies were not uncommon.
There is always more of rainbow than of storm in his skies; their darkest shadow is but a tragic twilight.
They seem, those unhallowed pagan alcoves, mounting stage by stage toward the skies, like some blasphemous insinuation.Summer Days in Shakespeare Land|Charles G. Harper
If the heathen began the nomenclature of the skies, pray let it be ended by Christians.The World on Wheels and Other Sketches|Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor
A stream of images and pictures pour through his head, like skies chasing each other or forests running by.A Miscellany of Men|G. K. Chesterton
The subject was well chosen and the material ample, and Procopius lost no opportunity of lauding his sovereign to the skies.
British Dictionary definitions for skies
noun plural skies
verb skies, skying or skied
Derived forms of skyskylike, adjective
Word Origin for sky
Scientific definitions for skies
Idioms and Phrases with skies
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.