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Standard Definition

[n] outer space as viewed from the earth
[v] throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"


flip - (1 syllables), pitch - (1 syllables), toss - (1 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\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]15
8. See {Scum}, and cf. {Hide} skin, {Obscure}.]
1. 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.
2. Hence, a shadow. [Obs.] She passeth as it were a sky. --Gower.
3. 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.
4. 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. {Sky blue}, an azure color. {Sky scraper} (Naut.), a skysail of a triangular form. --Totten. {Under open sky}, out of doors. ``Under open sky adored.'' --Milton.
\Sky\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skied}or {Skyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skying}.]
1. 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. --The Century.
2. To throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket. [Colloq.]