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If you take one rivet out of an airplane, it will be all right, it'll keep flying. You take another rivet out of the airplane and it still flies. So what the heck, let's take more rivets out of the airplane, and sooner or later, the airplane drops from the sky.
Ted Danson

Meaning of "sky" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SKY

From Old Norse skӯ; related to Old English scio cloud, Old Saxon skio, Old Norse skjār transparent skin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SKY

sky  [skaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SKY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sky is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb sky in English.

WHAT DOES SKY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sky

Sky

The sky is everything that lies a certain distance above the surface of the Earth, including the atmosphere and 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 conventionally 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.

Definition of sky in the English dictionary

The first definition of sky in the dictionary is 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 related adjectives celestial empyrean. Other definition of sky is outer space, as seen from the earth. Sky is also weather, as described by the appearance of the upper air.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SKY

PRESENT

Present
I sky
you sky
he/she/it skies
we sky
you sky
they sky
Present continuous
I am skying
you are skying
he/she/it is skying
we are skying
you are skying
they are skying
Present perfect
I have skied
you have skied
he/she/it has skied
we have skied
you have skied
they have skied
Present perfect continuous
I have been skying
you have been skying
he/she/it has been skying
we have been skying
you have been skying
they have been skying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I skied
you skied
he/she/it skied
we skied
you skied
they skied
Past continuous
I was skying
you were skying
he/she/it was skying
we were skying
you were skying
they were skying
Past perfect
I had skied
you had skied
he/she/it had skied
we had skied
you had skied
they had skied
Past perfect continuous
I had been skying
you had been skying
he/she/it had been skying
we had been skying
you had been skying
they had been skying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sky
you will sky
he/she/it will sky
we will sky
you will sky
they will sky
Future continuous
I will be skying
you will be skying
he/she/it will be skying
we will be skying
you will be skying
they will be skying
Future perfect
I will have skied
you will have skied
he/she/it will have skied
we will have skied
you will have skied
they will have skied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been skying
you will have been skying
he/she/it will have been skying
we will have been skying
you will have been skying
they will have been skying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would sky
you would sky
he/she/it would sky
we would sky
you would sky
they would sky
Conditional continuous
I would be skying
you would be skying
he/she/it would be skying
we would be skying
you would be skying
they would be skying
Conditional perfect
I would have sky
you would have sky
he/she/it would have sky
we would have sky
you would have sky
they would have sky
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been skying
you would have been skying
he/she/it would have been skying
we would have been skying
you would have been skying
they would have been skying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sky
we let´s sky
you sky
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sky
Past participle
skied
Present Participle
skying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SKY


bronchi
ˈbrɒŋkaɪ
caille
kaɪ
chi
kaɪ
Ciskei
ˈsɪskaɪ
disci
ˈdɪskaɪ
elenchi
ɪˈlɛŋkaɪ
ensky
ɪnˈskaɪ
foci
ˈfəʊkaɪ
Gracchi
ˈɡrækaɪ
kai
kaɪ
kye
kaɪ
Mackay
məˈkaɪ
Malachi
ˈmæləˌkaɪ
Mordecai
ˌmɔːdəˈkaɪ
rhonchi
ˈrɒŋkaɪ
rocaille
rɒˈkaɪ
sakai
ˈsakaɪ
Skye
skaɪ
spy-in-the-sky
ˌspaɪɪnðəˈskaɪ
streptococci
ˌstrɛptəʊˈkɒkaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SKY

skuttle
sky ad
sky blue
sky marker
sky marshal
sky pilot
sky show
sky train
sky wave
sky-blue
sky-blue pink
sky-high
skyboard
skyborn
skyborne
skybox
skybridge
skycap
skyclad
skydive

WORDS THAT END LIKE SKY

blue-sky
chunky
freaky
funky
husky
Kentucky
kinky
ky
lucky
milky
perky
pinky
quirky
risky
rocky
silky
sticky
tricky
Vicky
whisky

Synonyms and antonyms of sky in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SKY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sky» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sky

Translation of «sky» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SKY

Find out the translation of sky to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sky from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sky» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

天空
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cielo
570 millions of speakers

English

sky
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आकाश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَمَاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

небо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

céu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আকাশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ciel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

langit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Himmel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하늘
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Langit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bầu trời
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வானத்தில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आकाश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gökyüzü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cielo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niebo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

небо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cer
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ουρανός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

himmel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

himmel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sky

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SKY»

The term «sky» is very widely used and occupies the 2.076 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «sky».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SKY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sky» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sky» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sky

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SKY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sky.
1
Georg Buchner
The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.
2
Smedley Butler
The normal profits of a business concern in the United States are six, eight, ten, and sometimes twelve percent. But war-time profits - ah! that is another matter - twenty, sixty, one hundred, three hundred, and even eighteen hundred per cent - the sky is the limit.
3
William Merritt Chase
I don't believe in making pencil sketches and then painting landscape in your studio. You must be right under the sky.
4
Pauly D
I haven't gone sky diving yet and I want to do that, real bad. I love adrenaline and going fast.
5
Ted Danson
If you take one rivet out of an airplane, it will be all right, it'll keep flying. You take another rivet out of the airplane and it still flies. So what the heck, let's take more rivets out of the airplane, and sooner or later, the airplane drops from the sky.
6
Clyde Edgerton
Kristina, my wife, and I thought about this one day when the kids were, of course, watching television. And we took a big blanket and put it in the backyard and said, 'Let's go out on our back and look at the sky and call it sky television.' We saw all kinds of things.
7
Lorrie Fair
They are always telling us that Carolina Blue is not a color, that it is really Columbia blue or sky blue. But there is no bad blood amongst the teammates. All of our kidding is in good fun.
8
Thomas Friedman
When I wrote 'The World Is Flat,' I said the world is flat. Yeah, we're all connected. Facebook didn't exist; Twitter was a sound; the cloud was in the sky; 4G was a parking place; LinkedIn was a prison; applications were what you sent to college; and Skype, for most people, was a typo.
9
Sonia Gandhi
Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.
10
Barry Gibb
But even now, when people see me in the street, they point upwards to the sky.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SKY»

Discover the use of sky in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sky and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Half the Sky
Fierce, moral, pragmatic, full of amazing stories of courage and inspiration, HALF THE SKY is essential reading for every global citizen.
Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn, 2010
2
Lucy in the Sky
A diary by an unnamed 16-year-old drug addict from an upper middle-class neighborhood in Santa Monica documents the ruination of her life after experimenting with drugs and alcohol at a party, after which she rejects everything she once ...
Anonymous, 2012
3
The Sculptor in the Sky
You can not have a life, you can not lose a life... You are life. It is you who hold the power to decide yourself back onto the path you intended...the path of welcoming and becoming your own bliss.
Teal Scott, 2011
4
Open Sky
Writer and political activist Paul Virilio makes a passionate critique of information technology and the global media.
Paul Virilio, 1997
5
Why the Sky is Blue: Discovering the Color of Life
"--"Die Welt" Praise for the original German edition: "This is a multilayered book that makes a seemingly commonplace observation the starting point of an exciting journey of discovery . . .
Götz Hoeppe, 2007
6
Achieving the Single European Sky: Goals and Challenges
This book, the first to cover the SES in depth, presents unparalleled insight into a versatile and complex undertaking which will determine the future of air traffic management in Europe.
Daniel Calleja Crespo, 2011
7
A Walk through the Southern Sky: A Guide to Stars and ...
No equipment is needed to use this practical guide: apart from normal sight and clear skies. Magically illustrated, this is an ideal introduction to launch the young astronomer on a journey across the starlit skies.
Milton Heifetz, Wil Tirion, 2007
8
The Big Sky: A Novel
Relates the adventures of Boone Caudill, a mountain man in the American West of the mid-nineteenth century.
Alfred Bertram Guthrie, 2002
9
This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from Around the World
A multicultural anthology of poems represents the poetic voices, observations, traditions, and stories of people from some sixty countries around the world.
Naomi Shihab Nye, 2008
10
They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three ...
Describes the life-threatening ordeals endured by the authors and tens of thousands of other children escaping African civil war in the late 1980s, including near-starvation, illnesses, and massacres.
Alephonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjamin Ajak, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SKY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sky is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Police Fire At Car At Tour De France Barriers
Sky News. Switch to US Edition. Clear search. Search. Watch Live ... Sky News on Facebook · Sky News on Twitter · Sky News on YouTube · Sky News on ... «Sky News, Jul 15»
2
EU opens anti-trust case against Sky and US film studios
The European Commission has accused Sky TV in the UK and six major Hollywood studios of breaking EU competition rules by blocking access to movie ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Tour de France: Chris Froome data released amid doping claims
Team Sky have released some of Chris Froome's performance data at the Tour de France in an effort to end doping speculation, with boss Sir Dave Brailsford ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
4
Lance Armstrong admits blame for Chris Froome's doping questions
Armstrong was speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News HQ upon his arrival in southern France, ahead of his participation in a charity ride taking place one day ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
5
Carl Froch going out on top, says old foe Andre Ward
Ward told Sky Sports News HQ: "You have to respect the way he went about it, and the fact he not only stepped up but beat just about all the guys he fought at ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
6
Six Nations: BBC and ITV battle to keep tournament out of Sky's hands
As Sky's bid was not substantially higher, the BBC opened talks with ITV, ... The BBC has this year lost the rights for golf's Open Championship to Sky from 2017 ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
Venus and Jupiter: Together at Last
The two brightest planets are gliding closer together in the early evening sky, and their celestial dance culminates with an ultra-close pairing on June 30th. «Sky & Telescope, Jun 15»
8
Venus and Jupiter Put on a Show at Dusk
At the beginning of June, the two planets were 20° apart in the sky, about twice the width of your fist held at arm's length. Week by week, Jupiter and the stars ... «Sky & Telescope, Jun 15»
9
Brailsford says it won't be easy to pick Sky's Tour nine
Regardless of who gets the final nod for the Tour de France, Team Sky is sure to field a strong squad to back Chris Froome's bid for a second title. Photo: Tim De ... «velonews.competitor.com, Jun 15»
10
HSBC Poised To Unveil Thousands More Job Cuts
Sky News understands that Stuart Gulliver, HSBC's chief executive, will set out a revised target for headcount reductions that will be implemented by the end of ... «Sky News, Jun 15»

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