Meaning of SKY in English

— skyless , adj. — skylike , adj.

/skuy/ , n. , pl. skies , v. skied or skyed, skying .

n. Often, skies (for defs. 1-4).

1. the region of the clouds or the upper air; the upper atmosphere of the earth: airplanes in the sky; cloudy skies.

2. the heavens or firmament, appearing as a great arch or vault.

3. the supernal or celestial heaven: They looked to the sky for help.

4. the climate: the sunny skies of Italy.

5. Obs. a cloud.

6. out of a or the clear sky , without advance notice or warning; abruptly: An old beau phoned her out of a clear sky. Also, out of a or the clear blue sky .

7. to the skies , with lavishness or enthusiasm; extravagantly: to praise someone to the skies. Also, to the sky .


8. Informal. to raise, throw, or hit aloft or into the air.

9. Informal. to hang (a painting) high on a wall, above the line of vision.

10. sky up , Falconry. (of prey, when flushed) to fly straight upward.

[ 1175-1225; ME sky cloud, c. OE sceo cloud ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .