Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The expanse of air over any given point on the earth; the upper atmosphere as seen from the earth's surface.
  • n. The appearance of the upper atmosphere, especially with reference to weather. Often used in the plural: Threatening skies portend a storm.
  • n. The celestial regions; the heavens: stars in the southern sky.
  • n. The highest level or degree: reaching for the sky.
  • transitive v. To hit or throw (a ball, for example) high in the air.
  • transitive v. To hang (a painting, for example) high up on the wall, above the line of vision.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cloud.
  • n. The atmosphere above a given point, especially as visible from the ground during the day.
  • n. The part of the sky which can be seen from a specific place or at a specific time; its condition, climate etc.
  • n. Heaven.
  • v. to hit, kick or throw (a ball) extremely high.
  • v. To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it cannot be well seen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cloud.
  • n. Hence, a shadow.
  • n. 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.
  • n. The wheather; the climate.
  • transitive v. To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it can not be well seen.
  • transitive v. To throw towards the sky.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To raise aloft or toward the sky; specifically, to hang near the ceiling in an exhibition of paintings.
  • A variant of shy.
  • In golf, to so strike (a ball) as to cause (it) to go unusually high in the air.
  • n. A cloud.
  • n. The region of clouds, wind, and rain; that part of the earth's atmosphere in which meteorological phenomena take place: often used in the plural.
  • n. The apparent arch or vault of heaven, which in a clear day is of a blue color; the firm ament: often used in the plural.
  • n. The supernal heavens; celestial regions; heaven: often in the plural with the same sense.
  • n. The upper rows of pictures in a picture-gallery; also, the space near the ceiling.
  • n. An abbreviation of sky-blue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
  • v. throw or toss with a light motion

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old Norse skȳ, cloud.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old Norse ský ("cloud"), from Proto-Germanic *skiwjan, *skiwô (“cloud, cloud cover, haze”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)k(')ew-, *(s)keu- (“sky, cloud”). Cognate with Old English scēo ("cloud"), Old Saxon scio, skio, skeo ("light cloud cover"), Old Irish cēo ("sky"), Irish ceo ("mist, fog"). Also related to Old English scūa ("shadow, darkness"), Latin obscūrus ("dark, shadowy"), Sanskrit  (skunāti, "he covers"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the moment we have Sky+ in one room and a standard sky box in another room so i take it thats normal multi room as i pay for multi room, now i was thinking of having Sky HD in the room where the Sky+ box is and getting them to put the sky+ box into the room where the standard sky box is.

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  • It is potentially a financial suicide for sky, as millions of sky customers don't have sky+.

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  • *a pair of wings unfold in the sky adn start to fly aroung in the sky*

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  • ?? up to rf input on the second tv?? these magic eye gadgets are these simpy for using a sky remote control on the second tv?? lastly, the lnb on the sky+ dish has 4 sockets, would there be any benefit off running the cable from this to the second tv or would that only be any good if I had a second sky+ box in the room off the second tv??

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  • For example, we saw how speakers of Old English had the native word heaven but nonetheless borrowed the word sky from Scandinavian to refer to “the heavens” differently.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Hardly any educated man or woman in the world believes that the world is flat, or that the Sun revolves round the Earth, or that what we call the sky is a solid substance, like a domed ceiling.

    God and my Neighbour

  • "We feel like the sky is the limit," junior defensive tackle Lawrence Marsh says.

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  • Owning the sky is the first prerequisite of the way we fight wars today.

    The Last Ace

  • Instill in here, that the sky is the limit, If she wants to fly to the moon, she can ... the only thing that can stop her imagination is herself

    A girl Child and Her Dream....

  • I hoop at the beach every Sunday, and the sky is the limit – literally!

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  • It's 120 miles high.

    February 25, 2012

  • Means "cloud" in Norwegian.

    July 13, 2009