- 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." [Chaucer.]
- Hence, a shadow.(Obs)"She passeth as it were a sky." [Gower.]
- 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." [Shak.]
- The wheather; the climate."Thou wert better in thy grave than to answer with thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies." [Shak.]
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.
Etymology: OE. skie a cloud, Icel. skȳ; akin to Sw. & Dan. sky; cf. AS. scūa scūwa, shadow, Icel. skuggi; probably from the same root as E. scum. √158. See Scum, and cf. Hide skin, Obscure