Meaning of SKY in English

/ skaɪ; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

[ C , U ] ( pl. skies ) the space above the earth that you can see when you look up, where clouds and the sun, moon and stars appear

HELP NOTE : You usually say the sky . When sky is used with an adjective, use a ... sky . You can also use the plural form skies , especially when you are thinking about the great extent of the sky


What's that in the sky?

The sky suddenly went dark and it started to rain.

the night sky

a cloudless sky

cloudless skies

a land of blue skies and sunshine

The skies above London were ablaze with a spectacular firework display.


- the sky's the limit

—more at great adjective , pie , praise verb

■ verb

( skies , sky·ing , skied , skied ) [ vn ] to hit a ball very high into the air :

She skied her tee shot.



Middle English (also in the plural denoting clouds), from Old Norse ský cloud. The verb dates from the early 19th cent.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.