skyless

sky

[skahy]
noun, plural skies. 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.
Obsolete. a cloud.
verb (used with object), skied or skyed, skying.
6.
Informal. to raise, throw, or hit aloft or into the air.
7.
Informal. to hang (a painting) high on a wall, above the line of vision.
Verb phrases
8.
sky up, Falconry. (of prey, when flushed) to fly straight upward.
Idioms
9.
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.
10.
to the skies, with lavishness or enthusiasm; extravagantly: to praise someone to the skies. Also, to the sky.

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

skyless, adjective
skylike, adjective
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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]
 
'skylike
 
adj

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sky
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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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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