sky


sky
skyless, adj.skylike, adj.
/skuy/, n., pl. skies, v. skied or skyed, skying.
n. Often, skies (for defs. 1-4).
1. the region of the clouds or the upper air; the upper atmosphere of the earth: airplanes in the sky; cloudy skies.
2. the heavens or firmament, appearing as a great arch or vault.
3. the supernal or celestial heaven: They looked to the sky for help.
4. the climate: the sunny skies of Italy.
5. Obs. a cloud.
6. out of a or the clear sky, without advance notice or warning; abruptly: An old beau phoned her out of a clear sky. Also, out of a or the clear blue sky.
7. to the skies, with lavishness or enthusiasm; extravagantly: to praise someone to the skies. Also, to the sky.
v.t.
8. Informal. to raise, throw, or hit aloft or into the air.
9. Informal. to hang (a painting) high on a wall, above the line of vision.
10. sky up, Falconry. (of prey, when flushed) to fly straight upward.
[1175-1225; ME < ON sky cloud, c. OE sceo cloud]

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