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Definition of SKY

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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, {Obscure}.]
     1. A cloud. [Obs.]
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              [A wind] that blew so hideously and high, That it ne lefte not a sky In all the welkin long and broad.     --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     2. Hence, a shadow. [Obs.]
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              She passeth as it were a sky.         --Gower. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              The Norweyan banners flout the sky.   --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     4. The wheather; the climate.
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              Thou wert better in thy grave than to answer with thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     {Sky blue}, an azure color.

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

     {Under open sky}, out of doors. "Under open sky adored."
        --Milton.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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.] [1913 Webster]

              Brother Academicians who skied his pictures. --The Century. [1913 Webster]

     2. To throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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