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definition of the word sky

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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A partly-cloudy sky (1)

From Old Norse ský (cloud) (= Old English scēo), from Proto-Germanic *skeujam (cloud, cloud cover), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keu- (to cover, conceal).

Singular
sky

Plural
skies

sky (plural skies)

  1. (obsolete) A cloud.
  2. The atmosphere above a given point, especially as visible from the ground during the day.
    That year, a meteor fell from the sky.
  3. The part of the sky which can be seen from a specific place or at a specific time; its condition, climate etc.
    I lay back under a warm Texas sky.
    We're not sure how long the cloudy skies will last.
  4. Heaven.
    This mortal has incurred the wrath of the skies.
  5. Also used to represent pornographic material.

Usually the word can be used correctly in either the singular or plural form, but the plural is now mainly poetic.


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