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sky at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


sky at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

12c., from O.N. sky "cloud," related to O.E. sceo "cloud." Replaced native heofon. In M.E., the word can still mean both "cloud" and "heaven," as still in the skies, originally "the clouds." Sky-high is from 1818; skylark (n.) is 1686, as a verb 1809, originally nautical. Skyscraper first recorded 1888, used earlier for "ornament atop a building" (1883), "high-flying bird" (1840), "light sail at the top of a mast" (1794), and the name of a racehorse (1789). Skyhook "imaginary device to hold things up" first attested 1915. Skyrocket (v.) is from 1895. ///

Sky at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

Sky TV//

sky at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural skies // [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old Norse; Origin: 'cloud']//
1 [singular, U] the space above the earth where clouds and the sun and stars appear: --The sky grew dark, and a cold rain began to fall.// --A shooting star sped across the sky.// in the sky// --There wasn't a cloud in the sky.// blue/black/grey etc sky // --The sun rose higher in a clear blue sky.// clear/cloudy/dark etc sky // --Robyn lay on her back looking up at the cloudless sky.// --under a slightly overcast sky (=with clouds) // night/morning/summer etc sky // --The evening sky was darkening as I made my way home.// --She looked out over the rooftops and the open sky .//
2 skies [plural] a word meaning 'sky', used especially when describing the weather or what the sky looks like in a place: --a land of blue skies and warm sunshine// --The skies were overcast, and it was chilly and damp.//
3 the sky's the limit: spoken used to say that there is no limit to what someone can achieve, spend, win etc// --Francis believes the sky's the limit for the young goalkeeper.// pie in the sky at pie(4), praise sb/sth to the skies at praise1 (1)//

sky at Danish => English Of Explained:

acent, nearby, neighbouringat, beside, by,

sky at Danish => English Of Explained:

abashed, afraid, cloud, self-conscious, shy

sky at Norwegian => English Of Explained:


sky at Swedish => English Of Explained:

cloud, sky

sky at Swedish => english Of Explained:

cloud, gravy, shun, sky

sky at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "sky":
Caelus, Olympian heights, acme, aerial heights, air, apex, apogee,
azure, blue sky, brow, caelum, canopy, canopy of heaven, cap,
cerulean, climax, cloud nine, cope, crest, crown, culmen,
culmination, dizzy heights, edge, elevation, eminence, empyrean,
ether, extreme limit, extremity, firmament, heaven, heavens,
height, heights, high noon, highest pitch, highest point, hyaline,
lift, lifts, limit, maximum, meridian, mountaintop, ne plus ultra,
no place higher, noon, peak, pinnacle, pitch, point, pole, raise,
ridge, rise, rising ground, seventh heaven, spire, starry heaven,
steep, stratosphere, summit, the blue, the blue serene, tip,
tip-top, top, upmost, upper extremity, uppermost, uprise, utmost,
vantage ground, vantage point, vault, vault of heaven, vertex,
very top, welkin, zenith

sky at Danish => English Of Explained:

abashed, self‐conscious, shy
afraid, timid

sky at Swedish => English Of Explained:

heaven, sky

sky at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Summit): summit, top, peak, vertex, apex, apogee, zenith, pinnacle, acme, culmination, meridian, utmost height, ne plus utra, height, pitch, maximum, climax, culmination, crowning point, watershed, sky, tip, crest, crow's nest.

sky at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[C, U] (plural skies) the space above the earth that you can see when you look up, where clouds and the sun, moon and stars appear

HELP NOTE You usually say the sky. When sky is used with an adjective or adjectival phrase, use a You can also use the plural form skies, especially when you are thinking about the great extent of the sky:
What's that in the sky? * The sky suddenly went dark and it started to rain. * the night sky * a cloudless sky * cloudless skies * a land of blue skies and sunshine * The skies above London were ablaze with a spectacular firework display.


the sky's the limit (informal, spoken) there is no limit to what sb can achieve, earn, do, etc:
With a talent like his, the sky's the limit.
more at GREAT adj., PIE, PRAISE v.

Sky at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Sky \Sky\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skied}or {Skyed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Skying}.]
1. To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall,
where it can not be well seen. [Colloq.]

Brother Academicians who skied his pictures. --The

2. To throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket.

Sky \Sky\ (sk[imac]), n.; pl. {Skies} (sk[imac]z). [OE. skie a
cloud, Icel. sk[=y]; akin to Sw. & Dan. sky; cf. AS. sc[=u]a,
sc[=u]wa, shadow, Icel. skuggi; probably from the same root
as E. scum. [root]158. See {Scum}, and cf. {Hide} skin,
1. A cloud. [Obs.]

[A wind] that blew so hideously and high, That it ne
lefte not a sky In all the welkin long and broad.

2. Hence, a shadow. [Obs.]

She passeth as it were a sky. --Gower.

3. The apparent arch, or vault, of heaven, which in a clear
day is of a blue color; the heavens; the firmament; --
sometimes in the plural.

The Norweyan banners flout the sky. --Shak.

4. The wheather; the climate.

Thou wert better in thy grave than to answer with
thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies.

Note: Sky is often used adjectively or in the formation of
self-explaining compounds; as, sky color, skylight,
sky-aspiring, sky-born, sky-pointing, sky-roofed, etc.

{Sky blue}, an azure color.

{Sky scraper} (Naut.), a skysail of a triangular form.

{Under open sky}, out of doors. ``Under open sky adored.''

sky at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v : throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball";
"toss me newspaper" [syn: {flip}, {toss}, {pitch}]

n : the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth

sky at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » ský|SKY|Skye|-ský


Category: File - :A blue sky8.JPG|thumb|A blue sky

Alternative forms

* skie Inter: qualifier » obsolete


From Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » non Inter: term » ský||cloud|sc=Latinx|lang=non, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » skiwjan|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » skiwô||cloud, cloud cover, haze|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » (s)k(')ew-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » (s)keu-||sky, cloud|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » sc=unicode|sceo|scēo|cloud|lang=ang, Inter: etyl » osx|- Inter: term » scio|lang=osx, Inter: term » skio|lang=osx, Inter: term » skeo||light cloud cover|lang=osx, Inter: etyl » sga|- Inter: term » ceo|cēo|sky|lang=sga, Inter: etyl » ga|- Inter: term » ceo||mist, fog|lang=ga. Also related to Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » scua|scūa|shadow, darkness|lang=ang, Inter: etyl » la|- obInter: term » obscurus|scūrus|dark, shadowy|lang=la, Inter: etyl » sa|- Inter: term » ||tr=skunāti|he covers|lang=sa. Inter: rfscript » Devanagari


* Inter: IPA » /skaɪ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /skaI/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-sky.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-sky.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: rhymes » aɪ


    Inter: en-noun » skies

  • Inter: obsolet » e A cloud.
    1. The atmosphere above a given point, especially as visible from the ground during the day.
    2. : That year, a meteor fell from the sky.
    3. The part of the sky which can be seen from a specific place or at a specific time; its condition, climate etc.
    4. : I lay back under a warm Texas sky.
    5. : Were not sure how long the cloudy skies will last.''
    6. Heaven.
    7. : This mortal has incurred the wrath of the skies.

      Usage notes

      Usually the word can be used correctly in either the singular or plural form, but the plural is now mainly poetic.


      * firmament

  • heaven
  • lift

    Derived terms

    * Inter: l » en|skyline
  • Inter: l » en|skysill
  • Inter: l » en|skyward

    Related terms

    * skylark
  • the sky's the limit
  • reach for the sky


    Inter: trans-top » atmosphere above a point
  • Abkhaz: Inter: t- » ab|ажәҩан|tr=ažwòan|sc=Cyrl
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|lug
  • Aguaruna: Inter: tø » agr|nayaim
  • Ainu: Inter: tø » ain|ニㇱ|tr=nis
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|qiell|m
  • Amharic: Inter: t- » am|ሰማይ|m|tr=sämay|sc=Ethi
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|سماء|tr=sámāʾ|m|f|sc=Arab, Inter: Arab » سَمَاوَات (samāwāt) {{p}}
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|سما|f|tr=sama|sc=Arab
  • Aramaic:
  • : Syriac: ܫܡܝܐ (šmayā’) {{c}}
  • : Hebrew: שמיא (šmayā’) {{c}}
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|երկինք|tr=erkink’|sc=Armn
  • Aromanian: Inter: t- » rup|tser
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|cielu|m
  • Avestan: (asa nemänah) Inter: rfscript » Avst
  • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|göy, Inter: t+ » az|səma
  • Baluchi: Inter: tø » bal|آزمان|tr=ázmán, Inter: tø » bal|آسمان|tr=ásmán
  • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|күк|tr=kük|sc=Cyrl
  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|zeru
  • Baure: Inter: tø » brg|ani
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|неба|n|tr=néba|sc=Cyrl
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|আকাশ|tr=akash|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|небе|n|tr=nebé
  • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|ကောင်းကင်|tr=kaun: gin|sc=Mymr
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|cel|m
  • Central Atlas Tamazight: Inter: tø » tzm|ⵉⴳⵏⵏⴰ|m|tr=ignna
  • Chamicuro: Inter: tø » ccc|ikejta
  • Chechen: Inter: tø » ce|стигал|tr=stigal
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|天空|tr=tiānkōng|sc=Hani
  • Chuvash: Inter: tø » cv|тӳпе|tr=tüpe|sc=Cyrl
  • Coptic:
  • : Bohairic: Inter: tø » cop|ⲫⲉ|f|tr=fe
  • : Sahidic: Inter: tø » cop|ⲡⲉ|f|tr=pe
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|nebe|n, Inter: t+ » cs|obloha|f
  • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|cil|m
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|himmel
  • Dhivehi: Inter: t- » dv|އުޑު|tr=uḋu|sc=Thaa
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|hemel|m, Inter: t+ » nl|lucht|c
  • Egyptian: {{tø|egy|
  • ský at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » sky|SKY|Skye|-ský



    From Inter: etyl » non|is Inter: term » ský|lang=non.


    * Inter: IPA » /sciː/|lang=is
  • : Inter: rhymes » iː|lang=is


    Inter: is-noun » n|skýs|ský

  • cloud


    Inter: is-decl-noun-n-s » sk|ý|j=j

  • Old Norse


    From Inter: etyl » gem-pro|non Inter: recons » skiwjan||cloud, cloud cover|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|non Inter: recons » (s)keu-||to cover, conceal|lang=ine-pro.


    ský {{n}}
  • cloud


    Inter: top » 2
    • Danish: sky
    • English: sky
    • Faroese: skýggj
    • Icelandic: ský

    Inter: mid » 2
  • Norwegian: sky
  • Scots: sky
  • Swedish: sky

  • Inter: botto » m
    Category: Category:Old Norse nouns -
    Translation: de » ský
    Translation: es » ský
    Translation: eu » ský
    Translation: fr » ský
    Translation: ko » ský
    Translation: io » ský
    Translation: is » ský
    Translation: lo » ský
    Translation: lt » ský
    Translation: li » ský
    Translation: hu » ský
    Translation: mg » ský
    Translation: mn » ský
    Translation: ja » ský
    Translation: no » ský
    Translation: pl » ský
    Translation: ru » ský
    Translation: sm » ský
    Translation: fi » ský
    Translation: tr » ský

    SKY at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » sky|ský|Skye|-ský



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