Meaning of SKY in English

n. & v.

--n. (pl. skies) (in sing. or pl.)

1. the region of the atmosphere and outer space seen from the earth.

2 the weather or climate evidenced by this. (skies, skied)

1. Cricket etc. hit (a ball) high into the air.

2 hang (a picture) high on a wall.

Phrases and idioms:

sky-blue adj. & n. a bright clear blue. sky-blue pink an imaginary colour. sky-clad sl. naked (esp. in witchcraft). sky cloth Theatr. a backcloth painted or coloured to represent the sky. sky-high adv. & adj. as if reaching the sky, very high. the sky is the limit there is practically no limit. sky pilot sl. a clergyman. sky-rocket n. a rocket exploding high in the air.

--v.intr. (-rocketed, -rocketing) (esp. of prices etc.) rise very steeply or rapidly. sky-shouting the sending of messages from an aircraft to the ground by means of a loudspeaker. sky-sign an advertisement on the roof of a building. sky wave a radio wave reflected from the ionosphere. sky-writing legible smoke-trails made by an aeroplane esp. for advertising. to the skies very highly; without reserve (praised to the skies). under the open sky out of doors.


skyey adj. skyless adj.

Etymology: ME ski(es) cloud(s) f. ON sk|

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.