Sky meaning

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The sky is the upper atmosphere covering the earth. The white light from the sun is filtered by the atmosphere to remove a larger portion of the blue wavelengths. As the blue light is scattered to a greater extent, your eyes respond to the light waves by registering larger amounts of blue light. This is why you see the sky as being blue.

An example of the sky is where people see the sun, moon and stars.

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Sky is defined as to hit, throw, shoot or hang up high in the air.

An example of sky is to toss a ball above the trees.

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The expanse of air over any given point on the earth; the upper atmosphere as seen from the earth's surface.
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The appearance of the upper atmosphere, especially with reference to weather.

Threatening skies portend a storm.

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The celestial regions; the heavens.

Stars in the southern sky.

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To hit, throw, shoot, etc. high in the air.
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The highest level or degree.

Reaching for the sky.

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To hit or throw (a ball, for example) high in the air.
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To hang (a painting, for example) high up on the wall, above the line of vision.
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The expanse of the heavens that forms an apparent arch over the earth; firmament.
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To hang (a picture) so high on a wall that it is not easily viewed.
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Alternative spelling of -ski.
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To jump very high in order to make a play, as in getting a rebound in basketball.
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The upper atmosphere, esp. with reference to its appearance.

Blue skies, a cloudy sky.

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The atmosphere, as seen from a given point on the Earth's surface. The sky appears to be blue because the wavelengths associated with blue light are scattered more easily than those that are associated with the other colors.
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out of a (or the) clear (blue) sky
  • without warning; suddenly
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the sky's the limit
  • the prospects are vast or seemingly boundless
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to the skies
  • without reserve; extravagantly
    Praised her to the skies.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

out of a (<i>or</i> the) clear (blue) sky
the sky's the limit
to the skies

Origin of sky

  • Middle English ski from Old Norse skȳ cloud (s)keu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition