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sky

 (skī)
n. pl. skies (skīz)
1. The expanse of air over any given point on the earth; the upper atmosphere as seen from the earth's surface.
2. often skies The appearance of the upper atmosphere, especially with reference to weather: Threatening skies portend a storm.
3. The celestial regions; the heavens: stars in the southern sky.
4. The highest level or degree: reaching for the sky.
v. skied (skīd), sky·ing, skies (skīz)
v.tr.
1. To hit or throw (a ball, for example) high in the air.
2. To hang (a painting, for example) high up on the wall, above the line of vision.
v.intr. Sports
To jump very high in order to make a play, as in getting a rebound in basketball.

[Middle English ski, from Old Norse skȳ, cloud; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]

sky

(skaɪ)
n, pl skies
1. (Physical Geography) (sometimes plural) the apparently dome-shaped expanse extending upwards from the horizon that is characteristically blue or grey during the day, red in the evening, and black at night.
2. (Astronomy) outer space, as seen from the earth
3. (Physical Geography) (often plural) weather, as described by the appearance of the upper air: sunny skies.
4. the source of divine power; heaven
5. informal the highest level of attainment: the sky's the limit.
6. to the skies highly; extravagantly
vb, skies, skying or skied
7. (Rowing) rowing to lift (the blade of an oar) too high before a stroke
8. (Ball Games, other than specified) (tr) informal to hit (a ball) high in the air
[C13: from Old Norse skӯ; related to Old English scio cloud, Old Saxon skio, Old Norse skjār transparent skin]
ˈskyˌlike adj

sky

(skaɪ)

n., pl. skies, n.
1. the region of the clouds or the upper air; upper atmosphere of the earth.
2. the heavens or firmament, appearing as a great arch or vault.
3. the supernal or celestial heaven.
4. the climate: the sunny skies of Italy.
5. Obs. a cloud.
v.t.
6. to raise, throw, or hit aloft or into the air.
7. to hang (a painting) high on a wall, above the line of vision.
Idioms:
out of a or the clear (blue) sky, without any advance warning.
Often, skies (for defs. 1-4).
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old Norse skȳ cloud, c. Old English scēo, Old Saxon skio cloud]
sky′like`, adj.

sky

(skī)
The atmosphere, as seen from a given point on the Earth's surface.

Sky

 the top row of paintings in an exhibition gallery, 1891.
Examples: sky of fame, 1597; of pictures, 1891.

Sky

 

See Also: CLOUD(S), MOON, SKY COLOR

  1. Bleak [sky] … as if the sun had just slipped off the edge of the world —Susan Welch
  2. A blue, cloudless sky spread like a field of young violets —Hugh Walpole
  3. The cloudless sky was like an inverted bowl that hemmed it in —W. Somerset Maugham
  4. The clouds formed like a beach and the stars were strewn among them like shells and moraine —John Cheever
  5. A cloudy grey sky through which the sun shone opaque like an Alka Seltzer —Jilly Cooper
  6. The evening sky, with its head dark and its scarves of color, looked like an Italian woman with an orange in her hand —Christina Stead
  7. The expanse of the sky was like an infinite canvas on which human beings were incapable of projecting images from their human life because they would seem out of scale and absurd —Anaïs Nin
  8. The gray (Seattle) sky lies around her, filmy and thick, like you could eat it —Barry Hannah
  9. The grey, soft, muffled sky moved like the sea on a silent day —Nadine Gordimer
  10. The horizon was like an open mouth —David Ignatow
  11. Lifeless sky … like the first day of creation —Edith Wharton
  12. Light spread across the horizon like putty —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  13. Skies like inverted cups —John Rechy
  14. Sky … as clear as a window —Beryl Markham
  15. Sky as clear, as firm-looking, as blue marble —David Ignatow
  16. Sky as drab as a cast-iron skillet —Jessamyn West
  17. Sky … as soft as clouds of blue and white hyacinths —Ellen Glasgow
  18. The sky bloomed like a dark rose —James Reiss
  19. The sky covered with stars … like dots in a child’s puzzle —Helen Hudson
  20. Sky … flat and unreal as a glimpse of distant ocean —Sharon Sheehe Stark
  21. The sky … flung itself over the earth like a bolt of blue cloth —Dianne Benedict
  22. (Over the city) the sky hangs like a giant silken tent —Erich Maria Remarque
  23. The sky hangs like lead —Erich Maria Remarque
  24. The sky hisses and bubbles like a cauldron —W. P. Kinsella
  25. The sky hovering overhead like a soundless dirigible that was about to crash —Heinrich Böll
  26. The sky hung over the valley … like a slack white sheet —Elizabeth Bowen
  27. The sky is darkening like a stain —W. H. Auden
  28. The sky is like a heavy lid —Ridgely Torrence
  29. The sky is like a human mind, with uncountable shifting pictures and caverns and heights and misty places, and lakes of blue, and big sheets of forgetting, and rainbows, illusions, thunderheads, mysteries —John Hersey
  30. The sky is like a page from a book that hasn’t been written —François Camoin
  31. The sky is like a peach-colored sheet drawn taut at the horizon —Russell Banks
  32. A sky like a dirty old slate —M. J. Farrell
  33. A sky like a dustbin-lid —William Mcllvanney
  34. Sky like a forget-me-not —Joyce Cary
  35. Sky like a great glass eye —George Garrett
  36. Sky like an immense blue gentian —Henry Van Dyke
  37. Sky like a pig’s backside —Sylvia Plath
  38. A sky like a tinted shell —Helen Hudson
  39. The sky looked billowy, as if you could catch the corners of it and toss the stars around as in a net —Ada Jack Carver
  40. Sky, pale and unreal as a photographer’s background screen —Katherine Mansfield
  41. The sky seemed to be spread like a bottomless lake above them —William Styron
  42. The sky shone like enamel —John Cheever
  43. The sky swayed like a blue balloon on a string —Ross Macdonald
  44. A sky that looked like water, broad, blue, its clouds rolling like great, feathery waves —Charles Johnson
  45. The sky was full of little puffs of white clouds, like the ships we saw sailing far out to sea —Wilbur Daniel Steele
  46. The sky [on a windy day] was like an unmade bed —Helen Hudson
  47. The sky was like glass —James Reiss
  48. The sky was like muslin —John Ashbery
  49. The sky was like new-cleaned window glass full of its own shine —Joyce Cary
  50. The sky was … like wet gray paper —Paul Horgan
  51. The sky was overcast, monotone, as if it were made of pale gray rubber —Jean Thompson
  52. The sky was pale and smudged like a dirty sheet —George Garrett
  53. Smoke drifted across the sky looking like a gigantic horse’s mane blowing in the wind —Boris Pasternak
  54. A starless sky as dark and thick as ink —Émile Zola
  55. The sun bubbled in the sky, giving off clouds like puffs of steam —Helen Hudson
  56. Winter skies hover over Iowa like a gray dome —W. P. Kinsella

sky


Past participle: skied
Gerund: skying

Imperative
sky
sky
Present
I sky
you sky
he/she/it skies
we sky
you sky
they sky
Preterite
I skied
you skied
he/she/it skied
we skied
you skied
they skied
Present Continuous
I am skying
you are skying
he/she/it is skying
we are skying
you are skying
they are skying
Present Perfect
I have skied
you have skied
he/she/it has skied
we have skied
you have skied
they have skied
Past Continuous
I was skying
you were skying
he/she/it was skying
we were skying
you were skying
they were skying
Past Perfect
I had skied
you had skied
he/she/it had skied
we had skied
you had skied
they had skied
Future
I will sky
you will sky
he/she/it will sky
we will sky
you will sky
they will sky
Future Perfect
I will have skied
you will have skied
he/she/it will have skied
we will have skied
you will have skied
they will have skied
Future Continuous
I will be skying
you will be skying
he/she/it will be skying
we will be skying
you will be skying
they will be skying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skying
you have been skying
he/she/it has been skying
we have been skying
you have been skying
they have been skying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skying
you will have been skying
he/she/it will have been skying
we will have been skying
you will have been skying
they will have been skying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skying
you had been skying
he/she/it had been skying
we had been skying
you had been skying
they had been skying
Conditional
I would sky
you would sky
he/she/it would sky
we would sky
you would sky
they would sky
Past Conditional
I would have skied
you would have skied
he/she/it would have skied
we would have skied
you would have skied
they would have skied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sky - the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earthsky - the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
atmosphere - the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
blue air, blue sky, wild blue yonder, blue - the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue"
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
earth, globe, world - the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on; "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"
mackerel sky - a sky filled with rows of cirrocumulus or small altocumulus clouds
rainbow - an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain
Verb1.sky - throw or toss with a light motionsky - throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"
fling - throw with force or recklessness; "fling the frisbee"
submarine - throw with an underhand motion
lag - throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
throw back, toss back - throw back with a quick, light motion; "She tossed back her head"

sky

noun heavens, firmament, upper atmosphere, azure (poetic), welkin (archaic), vault of heaven The sun is already high in the sky.
Related words
adjectives celestial, empyrean

sky

noun
The celestial regions as seen from the earth:
air, firmament, heaven (often used in plural).
Archaic: welkin.
verb
To rise abruptly and precipitously:
Informal: shoot up.
Translations
جنةسَمَاءسَماء، جَو
небе
oblohanebe
himmel
ĉielo
taivasyötaivastähtitaivas
nebo
égégbolt
himinnhiminn, himinhvelfing
하늘
caelum
dangoraižisdangusiki padebesiųkad ir kiek kainuotųkaina nesvarbu
debesis
niebofirmamentniebiosa
nebonebesa
himmelsky
ท้องฟ้าฟ้าสวรรค์
небо
bầu trờithiên đườngtrời

sky

[skaɪ]
A. Ncielo m
under blue skiesbajo un cielo azul
the skies over Englandel cielo en Inglaterra
to praise sb to the skiesponer a algn por las nubes
the sky's the limit (fig) → no hay límite
out of a clear blue sky (fig) → de repente, inesperadamente
B. CPD sky marshal Nagente mf de seguridad (en vuelos comerciales)

sky

[ˈskaɪ]
nciel m
The sun was already high in the sky → Le soleil était déjà haut dans le ciel.
skies npl
the skies → les cieux mpl
to praise sb to the skies → porter qn aux nuessky blue nbleu ciel m invsky-blue [ˌskaɪˈbluː] adjbleu ciel inv

sky

nHimmel m; under the open skyunter freiem Himmel; in the skyam Himmel; the sky’s the limit!nach oben sind keine Grenzen gesetzt; out of a clear (blue) skyaus heiterem Himmel; to praise somebody to the skiesjdn in den Himmel heben, jdn über den grünen Klee loben (inf)

sky

:
sky advertising
nLuftwerbung f
skybeam
nSkybeamer m
sky blue
nHimmelblau nt
sky-blue
adjhimmelblau
skycap
n (US) → Gepäckträger(in) m(f)
skydiver
nFallschirmspringer(in) m(f)
skydiving

sky

:
sky-high
adj
pricesschwindelnd hoch; confidenceunermesslich
(= tall)himmelhoch
advzum Himmel; mortgage rates went skydie Hypothekenzinsen stiegen in schwindelerregende Höhen; to blow a bridge sky (inf)eine Brücke in die Luft sprengen (inf); to blow a theory sky (inf)eine Theorie zum Einsturz bringen
skyjack
vtentführen
skyjacker
nLuftpirat(in) m(f), → Flugzeugentführer(in) m(f)
skylark
nFeldlerche f
vi (inf, = frolic) → tollen; (= fool around)blödeln (inf);
skylarking
n (inf)Tollen nt; (= fooling around)Blödelei f (inf)
skylight
nOberlicht nt; (in roof also) → Dachfenster nt
skyline
n (= horizon)Horizont m; (of building, hills etc)Silhouette f; (of city)Skyline f, → Silhouette f
sky marshal
n (esp US Aviat) → Sky-Marshal m, zur Verhinderung von Flugzeugentführungen mitfliegender Sicherheitsbeamter
sky park
n (US)
(on top of skyscraper) Parkanlage auf dem Dach eines Wolkenkratzers
(= residential area)Wohnanlage fmit eigenem Flugplatz
sky pilot
n (Mil sl) → Schwarzrock m (inf)
skyrocket
n(Feuerwerks)rakete f
vi (prices, expenses, blood pressure)in die Höhe schießen
vtin die Höhe schießen lassen
skyscape
nWolkenlandschaft f
skyscraper
skysurfer
n (Sport) → Skysurfer(in) m(f)
skysurfing
n (Sport) → Skysurfen nt, → Skysurfing nt

sky

:
skyway
nLuftweg m
skywriting

sky

[skaɪ] ncielo
to sleep under the open sky → dormire sotto le stelle or all'aperto
to praise sb to the skies → portare alle stelle qn
the sky's the limit (fig) (fam) → non ci sono limiti

sky

(skai) plural skies (often with the) – noun
the part of space above the earth, in which the sun, moon etc can be seen; the heavens. The sky was blue and cloudless; We had grey skies and rain throughout our holiday; The skies were grey all week.
ˌsky-ˈblue adjective, noun
(of) the light blue colour of cloudless sky. She wore a sky-blue dress.
ˈsky-diving noun
the sport of jumping from aircraft and waiting for some time before opening one's parachute.
ˈsky-diver noun
ˌsky-ˈhigh adverb, adjective
very high. The car was blown sky-high by the explosion; sky-high prices.
ˈskyjack verb
to hijack a plane.
ˈskyjacker noun
ˈskylight noun
a window in a roof or ceiling. The attic had only a small skylight and was very dark.
ˈskyline noun
the outline of buildings, hills etc seen against the sky. the New York skyline; I could see something moving on the skyline.
ˈskyrocket verb
to rise sharply; to increase rapidly and suddenly. Housing prices have skyrocketed.
ˈskyrocket noun
a rocket firework that explodes in brilliant colourful sparks.
ˈskyscraper noun
a high building of very many storeys, especially in the United State.
the sky's the limit
there is no upper limit eg to the amount of money that may be spent. Choose any present you like – the sky's the limit!

sky

سَمَاء obloha himmel Himmel ουρανός cielo taivas ciel nebo cielo 하늘 lucht himmel niebo céu небо himmel ท้องฟ้า gök bầu trời 天空