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skies  (skīz),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. pl. of  sky. 

v. 
  1. 3rd pers. sing. pres. of  sky. 

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
sky /skaɪ/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  skies, v.,  skied or skyed, sky•ing. 
n. 
  1. the region of the clouds or the upper air;
    heavens;
    firmament: [countable;  often: the + ~;often: skies]The sun can be seen in the sky today.[uncountable]There was a lot of blue sky in Montana.
  2. the climate:[countable;  often: skies]the sunny skies of Italy.

v. [+ object]
  1. Informal Termsto raise, throw, or hit aloft or into the air:The batter skied the next ball high to right field.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsout of a or the clear (blue) sky, [uncountable] without any advance warning:One day out of a clear blue sky he was fired, just like that.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
sky  (skī),USA pronunciation n., pl.  skies, v.  skied  or skyed, sky•ing. 
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. 
  1. Informal Termsto raise, throw, or hit aloft or into the air.
  2. Informal Termsto hang (a painting) high on a wall, above the line of vision.
  3. sky up, [Falconry.](of prey, when flushed) to fly straight upward.
skyless, adj. 
skylike′, adj. 
  • Old Norse skȳ cloud, cognate with Old English scēo cloud
  • Middle English 1175–1225


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sky /skaɪ/ n ( pl skies)
  1. (sometimes plural) the apparently dome-shaped expanse extending upwards from the horizon that is characteristically blue or grey during the day, red in the evening, and black at night
  2. outer space, as seen from the earth
  3. (often plural) weather, as described by the appearance of the upper air: sunny skies
  4. the source of divine power; heaven
  5. informal the highest level of attainment: the sky's the limit
  6. to the skieshighly; extravagantly
vb (skies, skying, skied)
  1. to lift (the blade of an oar) too high before a stroke
  2. (transitive) informal to hit (a ball) high in the air
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old Norse skӯ; related to Old English scio cloud, Old Saxon skio, Old Norse skjār transparent skin



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