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See also ský, SKY, Skye, and -ský

English

A partly-cloudy sky (1)

Alternative spellings

Etymology

From Old Norse ský (cloud) (= Old English scēo), from Proto-Germanic *skeujam (cloud, cloud cover), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keu- (to cover, conceal).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
sky

Plural
skies

sky (skies)
  1. (obsolete) A cloud.
  2. The atmosphere above a given point, especially as visible from the ground during the day.
    That year, a meteor fell from the sky.
  3. The part of the sky which can be seen from a specific place or at a specific time; its condition, climate etc.
    I lay back under a warm Texas sky.
    We're not sure how long the cloudy skies will last.
  4. Heaven.
    This mortal has incurred the wrath of the skies.
  5. Also used to represent pornographic material.

Usage notes

Usually the word can be used correctly in either the singular or plural form, but the plural is now mainly poetic.

Synonyms

Related terms

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to sky

Third person singular
skies

Simple past
skyed

Past participle
-

Present participle
skying

to sky (third-person singular simple present skies, present participle skying, simple past and past participle skyed)
  1. (sports) to hit or throw (a ball) extremely high

Danish

Adjective

sky

  1. shy

Synonyms

Noun

sky

  1. (countable) cloud
  2. gravy, stock (a kind of soup)
  3. jelly (made of gravy)

Verb

sky

  1. To shun

Norwegian

Adjective

sky (masculine sky; feminine sky; neuter sky; plural sky; comparative mer sky; superlative mest sky)

  1. shy

Synonyms

Noun

sky m. (definite singular skyen; indefinite plural skyer; definite plural skyene)

  1. (countable) cloud
  2. (countable) sky

Verb

Infinitive
sky
Present tense
skyr
Past tense
skydde
Past participle
skydd
Present participle
skyende


  1. To despise.

Scots

Etymology

From Old Norse ský.

Noun

sky (skies)

Singular
sky

Plural
skies

  1. sky
    It's a fair braw sky we'v got the nicht. It's quite a beautiful sky we've got tonight.
  2. daylight (especially at dawn)
    A wis up afore the sky. I was up before sunrise.
  3. skyline, outline against the sky (especially of a hill)
    He saw the sky o a hill awa tae the west. He saw the outline of a hill in the west.

Derived terms


Swedish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Cf. English sky.

Noun

sky c. (pl. skyar, def sing skyn, def pl skyarna)

  1. (countable) heaven
  2. (countable) sky

Etymology 2

Corrupted from the French jus.

Noun

sky

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The liquid that remains in a frying pan after the fried meat is ready.

Etymology 3

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Verb

sky

  1. avoid due to fear or disgust, shun

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