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sky

[ skahy ]
/ skaɪ /
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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.

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Idioms for sky

    out of a / the clear sky, without advance notice or warning; abruptly: An old beau phoned her out of a clear sky.Also out of a / the clear blue sky .
    to the skies, with lavishness or enthusiasm; extravagantly: to praise someone to the skies.Also to the sky .

Origin of sky

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English, from Old Norse skȳ “cloud,” cognate with Old English scēo “cloud”

OTHER WORDS FROM sky

skyless, adjectiveskylike, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for sky

  • I have done a good deal of skying, for I am determined to conquer all difficulties, and that among the rest.

  • This insolent question needed no answer, and Major Flint drove, skying the ball to a prodigious height.

    Miss Mapp|Edward Frederic Benson

British Dictionary definitions for sky

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for sky

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Idioms and Phrases with sky

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