1 [skeed]
simple past tense of ski. Unabridged


2 [skahyd]
a simple past tense of sky.


noun, plural skis or, sometimes, ski.
one of a pair of long, slender runners made of wood, plastic, or metal used in gliding over snow.
verb (used without object), skied, skiing.
to travel on skis, as for sport.
verb (used with object), skied, skiing.
to use skis on; travel on skis over: to ski the slopes of Switzerland.
Also, skee.

1745–55; < Norwegian; Old Norse skīth; cognate with Old English scīd strip of wood, German Scheit thin board

skiable, adjective


noun, plural skies. Often, skies (for defs 1–4).
the region of the clouds or the upper air; the upper atmosphere of the earth: airplanes in the sky; cloudy skies.
the heavens or firmament, appearing as a great arch or vault.
the supernal or celestial heaven: They looked to the sky for help.
the climate: the sunny skies of Italy.
Obsolete. a cloud.
verb (used with object), skied or skyed, skying.
Informal. to raise, throw, or hit aloft or into the air.
Informal. to hang (a painting) high on a wall, above the line of vision.
Verb phrases
sky up, Falconry. (of prey, when flushed) to fly straight upward.
out of a/the clear sky, without advance notice or warning; abruptly: An old beau phoned her out of a clear sky. Also, out of a/the clear blue sky.
to the skies, with lavishness or enthusiasm; extravagantly: to praise someone to the skies. Also, to the sky.

1175–1225; Middle English < Old Norse skȳ cloud, cognate with Old English scēo cloud

skyless, adjective
skylike, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
ski (skiː)
n , pl skis, ski
1.  a.  one of a pair of wood, metal, or plastic runners that are used for gliding over snow. Skis are commonly attached to shoes for sport, but may also be used as landing gear for aircraft, etc
 b.  (as modifier): a ski boot
2.  a water-ski
vb , skis, ski, skis, skiing, skied, ski'd
3.  (intr) to travel on skis
[C19: from Norwegian, from Old Norse skith snowshoes; related to Old English scīd piece of split wood]

skied1 (skaɪd)
the past tense and past participle of sky

skied2 (skiːd)
a past tense and past participle of ski

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 nightRelated: celestial, empyrean
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 skies highly; extravagantly
vb , skies, skies, skying, skied
7.  rowing to lift (the blade of an oar) too high before a stroke
8.  informal (tr) to hit (a ball) high in the air
Related: celestial, empyrean
[C13: from Old Norse skӯ; related to Old English scio cloud, Old Saxon skio, Old Norse skjār transparent skin]

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Word Origin & History

1885 (there is an isolated instance from 1755), from Norw. ski, related to O.N. skið "snowshoe," lit. "stick of wood," cognate with O.E. scid "stick of wood," obs. Eng. shide; O.H.G. skit, Ger. Scheit "log," from P.Gmc. *skid- "to divide, split," from PIE base *skei- "to cut, split" (see
shed (v.)). The verb is 1893, from the noun. ski-jumper is from 1894; ski bum first attested 1960.

c.1220, "a cloud," from O.N. sky "cloud," from P.Gmc. *skeujam "cloud, cloud cover" (cf. O.E. sceo, O.S. scio "cloud;" O.H.G. scuwo, O.E. scua, O.N. skuggi "shadow;" Goth. skuggwa "mirror"), from PIE base *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)). Meaning "upper regions
of the air" is attested from c.1300; replaced native heofon in this sense (see heaven). In M.E., the word can still mean both "cloud" and "heaven," as still in the skies, originally "the clouds." Sky-high is from 1818; phrase the sky's the limit is attested from 1920. Sky-dive first recorded 1965; sky-writing is from 1923.
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Science Dictionary
sky   (skī)  Pronunciation Key 
The atmosphere, as seen from a given point on the Earth's surface. The sky appears to be blue because the wavelengths associated with blue light are scattered more easily than those that are associated with the other colors.
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Example sentences
It can be likened to a decision to stop skiing or playing the piano, if one has
  skied a lot or played the piano a lot.
She wasn't able to walk for two days after the crash and hasn't skied for more
  than a week.
He continued skiing anyway and skied again the next two days as well, not
  wanting to cut his vacation short.
The miners hopped aboard, caught a lift up the slope, then skied down.
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