Definitions for SKY

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  1. sky(verb)

    the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth

  2. flip, toss, sky, pitch(verb)

    throw or toss with a light motion

    "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"

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  1. sky(Noun)

    A cloud.

  2. sky(Noun)

    The atmosphere above a given point, especially as visible from the ground during the day.

    That year, a meteor fell from the sky.

  3. sky(Noun)

    The part of the sky which can be seen from a specific place or at a specific time; its condition, climate etc.

  4. sky(Noun)

    Heaven.

    This mortal has incurred the wrath of the skies.

  5. sky(Verb)

    to hit, kick or throw (a ball) extremely high.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Sky(noun)

    a cloud

  2. Sky(noun)

    hence, a shadow

  3. Sky(noun)

    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

  4. Sky(noun)

    the wheather; the climate

  5. Sky(verb)

    to hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it can not be well seen

  6. Sky(verb)

    to throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket

  7. Origin: [OE. skie a cloud, Icel. sk; akin to Sw. & Dan. sky; cf. AS. sca, scwa, shadow, Icel. skuggi; probably from the same root as E. scum. 158. See Scum, and cf. Hide skin, Obscure.]

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  1. Sky

    The sky, also known as the celestial dome, commonly refers to everything that lies a certain distance above the surface of Earth, including the atmosphere and the rest of outer space. In the field of astronomy, the sky is also called the celestial sphere. This is an imaginary dome where the sun, stars, planets, and the moon are seen to be traveling. The celestial sphere is divided into regions called constellations. Usually, the term sky is used from the point of view of the Earth's surface; however, the exact meaning of the term can vary. For example, in some cases the sky is defined as only the denser portions of the atmosphere. During daylight, the sky appears to be blue because air scatters blue sunlight more than it scatters red. At night, the sky appears to be a mostly dark surface or region scattered with stars. During the day, the Sun can be seen in the sky, unless obscured by clouds. In the night sky the moon, planets and stars are visible in the sky. Some of the natural phenomena seen in the sky are clouds, rainbows, and aurorae. Lightning and precipitation can also be seen in the sky during storms. Birds, insects, aircraft, and kites are often considered to fly in the sky. Due to human activities, smog during the day and light pollution during the night are often seen above large cities.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SKY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2093

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SKY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2500

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SKY' in Nouns Frequency: #832


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