noun (plural skies)(often the sky)
- 1The region of the atmosphere and outer space seen from the earth: hundreds of stars were shining in the sky [mass noun]: Dorcas had never seen so much skyMore example sentences
- Now, the sun floated high above them in a clear, cloudless blue sky.
- What was once an empty backdrop of a starry sky was filled with a bright, silvery object.
- You can see the pyramid, you can see the dark, gray skies.
verb (skies, skying, skied)[with object] • informal Back to top
- 1Hit (a ball) high into the air: he skied his tee shotMore example sentences
- The visiting attack were bankrupt of ideas and resorted to skying balls in form distance.
- He skied the ball so high that it probably cleared the stand, never mind the cross bar.
- Hooper himself was the victim of the worst fielding error of the match when Cullinan skied the ball towards deep mid-wicket.
out of a clear blue sky
- see blue1.
the sky is the limit
- • informal There is practically no limit (to something such as a price that can be charged or the opportunities afforded to someone): we can do anything—the sky’s the limitMore example sentences
- Once an individual has this frame of mind the sky is the limit for opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
- As far as bond prices are concerned the sky is the limit.
- On the other hand, this does not mean that the sky is the limit as far as prices are concerned.
to the skies
- Very highly; enthusiastically: he wrote to his sister praising Lizzie to the skiesMore example sentences
- This, after all, is the man who can praise public service workers to the skies and then, almost in the next breath, dismiss them as wreckers.
- Both films were praised to the skies; and indeed, they are very accomplished.
- We're going to write lots of articles praising him to the skies.
under the open sky
- Out of doors: an ancient Greek theatre under the open skyMore example sentences
- That's why they are living outside under the open sky.
- Hawaii Big Island hosts open market places with hundreds of merchants selling their hand crafted items under the open sky.
- Promptly after sunset, the pilgrims travel through the mountain pass of Muzdalifa, where they spend the night under the open sky.
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- The arc of pop continues up and out, happily free and unconstrained as it tracks into the skyey void.
- Black enrollment at the historically university ties has climbed skyey to nearly 10.4 percent this year, just short of the 10.6 percent target.
- It's everything he is not, except for the skyey messenger from outer space visiting our low earth, which might fit.
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- At the very end of his long effort measured by skyless space and time without depth, the purpose is achieved.
- Derek Jarman opens his claustrophobic, skyless Caravaggio with the feverish artist on his shadowy deathbed.
- What if I leave the skyless pit I was born into?
Middle English (also in the plural denoting clouds), from Old Norse ský 'cloud'. The verb dates from the early 19th century.