- skie ( obsolete )
- IPA: /skaɪ/, X-SAMPA: /skaI/
- Rhymes: -aɪ
- ( obsolete ) A cloud .
- The atmosphere above a given point, especially as visible from the ground during the day .
- The part of the sky which can be seen from a specific place or at a specific time; its condition, climate etc .
- Heaven .
- Alternative spelling of -ski .
- Sky ( skī ), n.; pl. Skies ( skīz ). [OE. skie a cloud, Icel. skȳ; akin to Sw. & Dan. sky; cf. AS. scūa, scūwa, shadow, Icel. skuggi; probably from the same root as E. scum. √158. See Scum, and cf. Hide skin, Obscure.]
1. A cloud. [Obs.]
[A wind] that blew so hideously and high,
That it ne lefte not a sky
In all the welkin long and broad. Chaucer.
2. Hence, a shadow. [Obs.]
She passeth as it were a sky. Gower.
3. The apparent arch, or vault, of heaven, which in a clear day is of a blue color; the heavens; the firmament; -- sometimes in the plural.
The Norweyan banners flout the sky. Shak.
4. The wheather; the climate.
Thou wert better in thy grave than to answer with thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies. Shak.
☞ Sky is often used adjectively or in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sky color, skylight, sky-aspiring, sky-born, sky-pointing, sky-roofed, etc.
Sky blue, an azure color. -- Sky scraper ( Naut. ), a skysail of a triangular form. Totten. -- Under open sky, out of doors. “Under open sky adored.” Milton.
- 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.]
Brother Academicians who skied his pictures. The Century.
2. To throw towards the sky; as, “to sky a ball at cricket”. [Colloq.]
From Middle English, from Old Norse skȳ ( “cloud” ), from Proto-Germanic *skiwjan, *skiwô ( “cloud, cloud cover, haze” ), from Proto-Indo-European *( s )k( ' )ew-, *( s )keu- ( “sky, cloud” ). Cognate with Old English scēo ( “cloud” ), Old Saxon scio, skio, skeo ( “light cloud cover” ), Old Irish cēo ( “sky” ), Irish ceo ( “mist, fog” ). Also related to Old English scūa ( “shadow, darkness” ), Latin obscūrus ( “dark, shadowy” ), Sanskrit ( skunāti, “he covers” ) .
sky ( plural: skies )
By Wiktionary ( 2012/06/03 04:52 UTC Version )
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