Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The sky (or celestial dome) is everything that lies 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 viewed from Earth's surface as 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 informally as the point of view from the Earth's surface; however, the meaning and usage can vary. In some cases, such as in discussing the weather, the sky refers to only the lower, more dense 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 (and to some extent during the day) 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. Due to human activities, smog during the day and light pollution during the night are often seen above large cities.
Sky were an English/Australian instrumental symphonic rock group that specialised in combining a variety of musical styles, most prominently rock and classical. The group's best known members were classical guitarist John Williams, bass player Herbie Flowers (a former member of Blue Mink and T. Rex) and Francis Monkman, a founder member of progressive rock band Curved Air.
The sky is the area above the Earth as seen from the ground.
Sky or SKY may also refer to:
Sky (Yui Horie album)
Sky (stylized as sky) is Yui Horie's third solo album. A limited edition version of this album was released with an alternate album cover and included a photo book. This album also has the opening and ending themes from her radio show "Tenshi no Tamago".
Sky (US band)
Sky was an American rock power trio active in the early 1970s, based out of Detroit, Michigan. It released two albums with RCA before breaking up in 1973. It's mostly known today as an early point in musician Doug Fieger's career, later the frontman of The Knack.
Sky (TV serial)
A mysterious alien boy with strange solid blue eyes, the eponymous Sky (Marc Harrison), finds himself on Earth in the wrong period of time. He uses his psychic powers to achieve his goal of finding a way to his correct temporal destination, which is after "The Chaos". Sky is confronted by the world soul of Earth in the form of Nature, which tries to reject him much as an immune system might an infection. In his quest to reach the time he was intended for, Sky is assisted by three human children. The serial was written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin, also known for their scripts for Doctor Who and the fantasy television series for children Into the Labyrinth.
Although the series was kept on 2" videotape into the 1990s, during a transfer to film stock episodes 3 and 7 were damaged beyond repair. The series was finally released by Network DVD in May 2009, with the damaged segments replaced by inferior, but watchable, VHS copies of the episodes.
Sky (Canadian band)
Sky was a Canadian R&B-influenced Pop rock group from Montreal, Quebec. The duo originally consisted of James Renald and Antoine Sicotte. Both were songwriters, producers and multi-instrumentalists, who met in 1992 at a music engineering school in Montreal. Anastasia (2000–2003) replaced James as the lead singer after he left, and Karl Wolf (2003–2005) was the last lead singer of the group.
SKY is an acronym used to refer to the three most prestigious universities in South Korea: Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University. The term is widely used in South Korea, both in media broadcast and by the universities themselves.
In South Korea, admission to one of the SKY universities is widely considered as determining one's career and social status. Many of South Korea's most influential politicians, lawyers, physicians, engineers, professors, and policy makers have graduated from one of the SKY universities.
"Sky" is a song co-written and recorded by British singer and DJ Sonique. It was released in September 2000 as the third single from the album, Hear My Cry.
Sky (video gamer)
Li "Sky" Xiaofeng (born March 27, 1985, ), who also goes by the pseudonym "Sky" or "WE.Sky", is a Chinese former professional gamer of the popular Blizzard Entertainment real-time strategy game Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. He played for the China-based World Elite team. He is considered as one of the best Human players in the game's history by World Cyber Games In the past few years he has been heavily involved with coaching Team WE's League of Legends team.
Li Xiaofeng is featured in the documentary film Beyond the Game.
Sky (TV series)
Sky was a Malaysian-made Mandarin drama series, produced by and aired on 8TV, which combined newly discovered celebrities, particularly from the station's reality programmes Malaysian Idol, Project Superstar Malaysia and I Wanna Be A Model, namely Hoon Mei Sim, Johnson Wee, Gary Yap, Candy Lim and Daniel Lee Chee Hun.
Sky began its run on 8TV on 6 May 2007 and ended its run after 13 weeks. The DVD release of the drama was released on 27 September 2008. Currently, there is no word of any plans to distribute the drama internationally.
Just after filming of a scene of the series in Ulu Langat had completed, two members of 8TV's crew were killed in a collision with a lorry. Leong Kak Sek, 26, was killed on the spot while Loke Ting Hong, 20 died on the way to Hospital Kajang. They were the only crew in the van that was being used to transport the production equipment and wardrobe when the accident occurred.
Sky (Faye Wong album)
Tian Kong , known as Sky in the English-speaking world, is the ninth studio album (her second album in Mandarin) recorded by Chinese singer Faye Wong when she was based in Hong Kong. It was released on 10 November 1994.
The ancient EgyptianSky hieroglyph, (also translated as heaven in some texts, or iconography), is Gardiner sign listed no. N1, within the Gardiner signs for sky, earth, and water.
The Sky hieroglyph is used like an Egyptian language biliteral-(but is not listed there) and an ideogram in pt, "sky"; it is a determinative in other synonyms of sky. For the language value hrt, it has the phonetic value hry.
Sky (Sky album)
Sky is the debut album by the supergroup Sky, released in 1979.
In 2014 Esoteric Recordings started a schedule of remasters and expanded releases with this recording.
Sky (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
Sky is a two-part story of The Sarah Jane Adventures which was broadcast on CBBC on 3 and 4 October 2011. It is the first story of the fifth and last series. In this episode, Sky Smith joins the main cast.
Sky (also known as 605 West 42nd Street) is a mixed-use building in Midtown Manhattan developed by the Moinian Group. The 71 story tower contains rental residences designed by the Rockwell Group, ranging from studios to two bedrooms and includes the Vue penthouse collection. The building also contains retail space. The building’s architect was Goldstein, Hill & West Architects.
Sky is a 2015 French-German drama film written and directed by Fabienne Berthaud. It stars Diane Kruger, Norman Reedus, Gilles Lellouche, Lena Dunham, Q'orianka Kilcher, and Lou Diamond Phillips. It was shown in the Platform section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was released in France on 6 April 2016 by Haut Et Court, and in Germany on 2 June 2016 by Alamode Films.
Sky (cable company)
Sky Cable Corporation (simply traded as Sky and stylized as SKY) is a Filipino telecommunications company and the country's largest cable television provider. It is a subsidiary of the media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation and is based in Quezon City. Sky operates in Mega Manila and provincially through its various subsidiaries.
Sky was founded on June 6, 1990 as Central CATV, Inc. by Benpres Holdings Corporation (now Lopez Holdings Corporation). Today it expanded to offer digital cable television, direct-broadcast satellite television, broadband internet, mobile internet, pay per view, and video on demand services to its over 840 thousand subscribers nationwide, of which 700 thousand are cable television subscribers and the remaining 140 thousand are broadband internet subscribers.
Sky (Titanium song)
"Sky" is a song by New Zealand boy band Titanium, from their debut studio album All For You (2012). It is the album's third single and was released by Illegal Musik on Friday, 2 November 2012. "Sky" premiered on radio station, The Edge on Thursday, 1 November. The song was made available for pre order via Itunes. "Sky" is an uptempo pop dance song written by Vince Harder.
"Sky" has received positive reviews from music critics, commending its chorus, catchy melody and rap verse.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sky \Sky\ (sk[imac]), n.; pl. Skies (sk[imac]z). [OE. skie a cloud, Icel. sk[=y]; akin to Sw. & Dan. sky; cf. AS. sc[=u]a, sc[=u]wa, shadow, Icel. skuggi; probably from the same root as E. scum. [root]158. See Scum, and cf. Hide skin, Obscure.]
A cloud. [Obs.]
[A wind] that blew so hideously and high, That it ne lefte not a sky In all the welkin long and broad.
Hence, a shadow. [Obs.]
She passeth as it were a sky.
The apparent arch, or vault, of heaven, which in a clear day is of a blue color; the heavens; the firmament; -- sometimes in the plural.
The Norweyan banners flout the sky.
The wheather; the climate.
Thou wert better in thy grave than to answer with thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies.
Note: Sky is often used adjectively or in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sky color, skylight, sky-aspiring, sky-born, sky-pointing, sky-roofed, etc.
Sky blue, an azure color.
Sky scraper (Naut.), a skysail of a triangular form.
Under open sky, out of doors. ``Under open sky adored.''
Sky \Sky\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skiedor Skyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Skying.]
To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it can not be well seen. [Colloq.]
Brother Academicians who skied his pictures.
To throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, "a cloud," from Old Norse sky "cloud," from Proto-Germanic *skeujam "cloud, cloud cover" (cognates: Old English sceo, Old Saxon scio "cloud, region of the clouds, sky;" Old High German scuwo, Old English scua, Old Norse skuggi "shadow;" Gothic skuggwa "mirror"), from PIE root *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)).\n
\nMeaning "upper regions of the air" is attested from c.1300; replaced native heofon in this sense (see heaven). In Middle English, the word can still mean both "cloud" and "heaven," as still in the skies, originally "the clouds." Sky-high is from 1812; phrase the sky's the limit is attested from 1908. Sky-dive first recorded 1965; sky-writing is from 1922.
"to raise or throw toward the skies," 1802, from sky (n.).
n. 1 (lb en obsolete) A cloud. 2 The atmosphere above a given point, especially as visible from the ground during the day. 3 The part of the sky which can be seen from a specific place or at a specific time; its condition, climate etc. 4 heaven. vb. (context sports English) to hit, kick or throw (a ball) extremely high.
n. the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
Usage examples of "sky".
Hutchinson has little leisure for much praise of the natural beauty of sky and landscape, but now and then in her work there appears an abiding sense of the pleasantness of the rural world--in her day an implicit feeling rather than an explicit.
Two of the towers were ablaze, black smoke pouring from their arrow loops and twisting in the light wind as it rose into the sky.
The belly shimmered and disappeared, and through it Alexander could see a large room with a vaulted window, opening on to a night-dark sky ablaze with stars.
Val died, his gardens were abloom with chrysanthemums, the air golden, the oaks in his yard sculpted against a hard blue sky.
Despite a conservative training--or because of it, for humdrum lives breed wistful longings of the unknown--he swore a great oath to scale that avoided northern cliff and visit the abnormally antique gray cottage in the sky.
The same women that despised Sky Eyes, that gossiped about her and futilely forbade their sons to come near her, they came for abortifacients, joint easers, the silvery drink that brought one out of a dark mood, a dozen other things.
The evening light was abuzz with energy, the sky swarming up into her eyes.
The trees had the thickest of canopies, stunningly clothed in the reds and golds and russets of their autumn canopies: I spent many an hour while Achates slept in my arms watching their seductive dancing against the sky.
Reckless and stupid enough to strike at a busy inn in the heart of a bustling city that was bound to be acrawl with wizards, at the bright height of day and in full sight of all, parading around the sky on a conjured nightwyrm.
And when Karen called me out of my hiding place, to attend her by a window, the sky was acrawl with them.
In retrospect, Addle realized that the whole event should have been much more terrifying: breaking into a cemetery near midnight, on an evening when the moon was a great bloodshot eye in the sky.
Something fluttered, flittered, dipped, and bobbed in the clear desert sky like an addled bat driven into sunshine.
But she looked up as the thought crossed her mind, and she saw that Aerians were in the skies.
She wanted to see Aerians sweeping the heights above, and Leontines prowling around the pillars that were placed beneath those heights, as if they held up not only ceiling but sky.
The aeroplane, after it had attained a few hundred feet, seemed to merge into the dark background of night sky.