[ 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.

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

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


sky·less, adjective sky·like, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for 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

Scientific definitions for 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.

Idioms and Phrases with sky