sky meaning

EN[skaɪ] [-aɪ]
  • The sky (or celestial dome) is everything that lies above the surface of the Earth, including the atmosphere and outer space.
  • In the field of astronomy, the sky is also called the celestial sphere. This is viewed from Earth's surface as an imaginary dome where the sun, stars, planets, and the moon are seen to be traveling.
  • During daylight, the sky appears to be blue because air scatters blue sunlight more than it scatters red. At night, the sky appears to be a mostly dark surface or region scattered with stars.

    Definition of sky in English Dictionary

  • NounPLskiesSUF-sky
    1. OBS A cloud.
      1. The atmosphere above a given point, especially as visible from the ground during the day.
        1. That year, a meteor fell from the sky. ‎
      2. The part of the sky which can be seen from a specific place or at a specific time; its condition, climate etc.
        1. I lay back under a warm Texas sky. ‎
        2. We're not sure how long the cloudy skies will last. ‎
      3. Heaven.
        1. This mortal has incurred the wrath of the skies. ‎
    2. VerbSGskiesPRskyingPT, PPskiedPT, PPskyed
      1. (sports) to hit, kick or throw (a ball) extremely high.
        1. Van Persie skied a penalty, conceded by Gary Caldwell who was sent off, and also hit the post before scoring his third with a shot at the near post.
      2. COL (dated) To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it cannot be well seen.
        1. COL to drink something from a container without one's lips touching the container.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Like a demigod here sit I in the sky / And wretched fools' secrets heedfully o'ereye. ― Shakespeare.
            • It has been raining for days, but that doesn’t preclude the possibility that the skies will clear by this afternoon!
            • The sky is clouding over. I hope you have an umbrella.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Gorillas (and other wildlife) frequent such bais, which are waterlogged and sunny, because of the sodium-rich sedges and asters that grow beneath the open sky.
            • 1808 J. BARLOW Columb. III. 20 Where..suns infulminate the stormful sky.
            • A beech wood with silver firs in it rolled down the face of the hill, and the maze of leafless twigs and dusky spires cut sharp against the soft blueness of the evening sky.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en skylight
            2. en skylark
            3. en skyscraper
            4. en skyr
            5. en skyf
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of sky for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "sky" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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