Meaning of SKY in English

I. ˈskī noun

( plural skies )

Etymology: Middle English, cloud, sky, from Old Norse skȳ cloud; akin to Old English scēo cloud

Date: 13th century

1. : the upper atmosphere or expanse of space that constitutes an apparent great vault or arch over the earth

2. : heaven 2


a. : weather in the upper atmosphere

b. : climate

temperate English skies — G. G. Coulton

II. verb

( skied or skyed ; sky·ing )

Date: 1802

transitive verb

1. chiefly British : to throw or toss up : flip

2. : to hang (as a painting) above the line of vision

3. : to hit (a ball) high into the air

intransitive verb

: to jump high

sky for a rebound

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.