Variant of sky
noun pl. skies
- the upper atmosphere, esp. with reference to its appearance: blue skies, a cloudy sky
- the expanse of the heavens that forms an apparent arch over the earth; firmament
- heaven, or the celestial regions
- climate or weather: the balmy southern sky
Origin: ME < ON, a cloud, akin to OE sceo, a cloud, OHG scuwo, shadow < IE base *(s)keu-, a cloud, OHG scuwo, shadow < IE base *(s)keu-, to cover, hide > hide, L cutis, skin, Gr skytos, leather
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