I. noun (plural skies) Etymology: Middle English, cloud, sky, from Old Norse skȳ cloud; akin to Old English scēo cloud Date: 13th century 1. the upper atmosphere or expanse of space that constitutes an apparent great vault or arch over the earth 2. heaven 2 3. a. weather in the upper atmosphere b. climate <
temperate English skies — G. G. Coulton
II. verb (skied or skyed; skying) Date: 1802 transitive verb 1. chiefly British to throw or toss up ; flip 2. to hang (as a painting) above the line of vision 3. to hit (a ball) high into the air intransitive verb to jump high <
sky for a rebound

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  • sky — W2S2 [skaı] n plural skies [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: cloud ] 1.) [singular, U] the space above the earth where clouds and the sun and stars appear ▪ The sky grew dark, and a cold rain began to fall. ▪ A shooting star sped across the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sky — (sk[imac]), n.; pl. {Skies} (sk[imac]z). [OE. skie a cloud, Icel. sk[=y]; akin to Sw. & Dan. sky; cf. AS. sc[=u]a, sc[=u]wa, shadow, Icel. skuggi; probably from the same root as E. scum. [root]158. See {Scum}, and cf. {Hide} skin, {Obscure}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sky — (англ. небо) может означать: SKY  ростовская поп рок группа Sky (группа)  английская арт рок группа Sky News  британский новостной телеканал SKY  творческая группа Team Sky велокоманда …   Википедия

  • sky — (n.) early 13c., a cloud, from O.N. sky cloud, from P.Gmc. *skeujam cloud, cloud cover (Cf. O.E. sceo, O.S. scio cloud; O.H.G. scuwo, O.E. scua, O.N. skuggi shadow; Goth. skuggwa mirror ), from PIE root …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sky — Sky, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skied}or {Skyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skying}.] 1. To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it can not be well seen. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Brother Academicians who skied his pictures. The Century.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sky — [skī] n. pl. skies [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 > HIDE1, L cutis, skin, Gr skytos, leather] 1. [often pl.] the upper …   English World dictionary

  • sky — ► NOUN (pl. skies) 1) the region of the upper atmosphere seen from the earth. 2) literary heaven; heavenly power. ► VERB (skies, skied) informal ▪ hit (a ball) high into the air. ● the sky is …   English terms dictionary

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  • SKY — es uno de los sistemas de televisión satelital más grande en el mundo, posee más de 90 canales de televisión entre algunos canales de audio. Actualmente está presente en varios países con canales como: Jetix, National Geographic, Discovery… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • sky — • sky, hata, vämjas • undvika, undfly, undslippa, undgå, slippa …   Svensk synonymlexikon

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