Definitions for: Sky


[n] outer space as viewed from the earth
[v] throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]

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

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.
--Shak.

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.
--Totten.

Under open sky, out of doors. ``Under open sky adored.''
--Milton.


Sky, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skiedor 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
Century.

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

Synonyms: flip, pitch, toss

See Also: blue, blue air, blue sky, cloud, Earth, entity, fling, globe, lag, mackerel sky, physical thing, rainbow, submarine, throw back, toss back, wild blue yonder, world

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