Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The expanse of air over any given point on the earth; the upper atmosphere as seen from the earth's surface.
  • noun The appearance of the upper atmosphere, especially with reference to weather.
  • noun The celestial regions; the heavens.
  • noun The highest level or degree.
  • intransitive verb To hit or throw (a ball, for example) high in the air.
  • intransitive verb To hang (a painting, for example) high up on the wall, above the line of vision.
  • intransitive verb To jump very high in order to make a play, as in getting a rebound in basketball.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To raise aloft or toward the sky; specifically, to hang near the ceiling in an exhibition of paintings.
  • noun An abbreviation of sky-blue.
  • noun A cloud.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The supernal heavens; celestial regions; heaven: often in the plural with the same sense.
  • noun The upper rows of pictures in a picture-gallery; also, the space near the ceiling.
  • In golf, to so strike (a ball) as to cause (it) to go unusually high in the air.
  • A variant of shy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A cloud.
  • noun obsolete Hence, a shadow.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The wheather; the climate.
  • noun an azure color.
  • noun (Naut.) a skysail of a triangular form.
  • noun out of doors.
  • transitive verb colloq. To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it can not be well seen.
  • transitive verb colloq. To throw towards the sky.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
  • verb throw or toss with a light motion

Etymologies

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

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

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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").

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

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Means "cloud" in Norwegian.

    July 13, 2009

  • It's 120 miles high.

    February 25, 2012