noun, plural skies.Often skies (for defs. 1-4).
verb (used with object), skied or skyed, sky·ing.
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Idioms for sky
Origin of sky
OTHER WORDS FROM skyskyless, adjectiveskylike, adjective
Words nearby sky
Example sentences from the Web for sky
Historical accounts of California summers describe months of smoky skies, but as a feature of the landscape, not a bug.They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen?|by Elizabeth Weil|August 28, 2020|ProPublica
When combined with additional data from other sky surveys, that alignment quantifies how much the matter in the universe is clumped together.Scientists can’t agree on how clumpy the universe is|Emily Conover|August 10, 2020|Science News
With India’s aviation industry flying through troubled skies, sectors that are dependent on airlines have now started to feel the heat.In India’s aviation industry, airlines aren’t the only losers|Niharika Sharma|August 3, 2020|Quartz
If you are working with smaller pieces, each contains less context for figuring out where it came from, especially in parts of the puzzle without any unique clues, like a blue sky.For the First Time, Scientists Fully Sequenced the Human X Chromosome|Edd Gent|July 20, 2020|Singularity Hub
Four years ago, three big tech companies had plans in the works to beam internet down to Earth from the sky, and each scenario sounded wilder than the next.Google Loon Is Now Beaming WiFi Down to Earth From Giant Balloons|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|July 12, 2020|Singularity Hub
They looked up into the blue sky as the helicopters flew over in a lost man formation.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Where these laser-like missiles are falling out of the sky onto a city and you have to stop each of them from hitting the targets?Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“At least it keeps the mosquitoes away,” one of my table-mates said, as we watched the swooshes of smoke waft into the Havana sky.
Rob Marshall lets a sigh of relief erupt so loud it could be heard by giants in the sky.
The sky is not the limit; beliefs still must be sincere and connected to some for-real source.
It was the darkest hour of twilight, when there was just enough of gleam from the lurid sky, to shew the outline of objects.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
He had seen through a powerful naval glass some figures standing erect and silhouetted against the sky on the parapet.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
If it should ever be my lot to take the Long Trail at short notice, I hope it will be under a blue sky and a blazing sun.
The storm, however, was over; the moon and stars were shining in a clear sky, and the aurora was dancing merrily.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
We stumbled along, close up, for the thick-piled clouds still hung their light-obscuring banners over the sky.
British Dictionary definitions for sky
noun plural skies
verb skies, skying or skied
Derived forms of skyskylike, adjective
Word Origin for sky
Scientific definitions for sky
Idioms and Phrases with 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.