Sky vs Skylike - What's the difference?

sky | skylike |

As an acronym sky

is s'uomen '''k'''ielitieteellinen ' y hdistys: linguistic association of finland.

As an adjective skylike is

resembling the sky or some aspect of it.



Alternative forms

* skie (obsolete)


  • (lb) A cloud.
  • The atmosphere above a given point, especially as visible from the ground during the day.
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  • The part of the sky which can be seen from a specific place or at a specific time; its condition, climate etc.
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  • *:So this was my future home, I thought!Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
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  • *:She wakened in sharp panic, bewildered by the grotesquerie of some half-remembered dream in contrast with the harshness of inclement fact, drowsily realising that since she had fallen asleep it had come on to rain smartly out of a shrouded sky .
  • Heaven.
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  • Usage notes

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


    * firmament * heaven *

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)


  • (sports) to hit, kick or throw (a ball) extremely high.
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  • , year=2011 , date=January 22 , author=Ian Hughes , title=Arsenal 3 - 0 Wigan , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Van Persie skied a penalty, conceded by Gary Caldwell who was sent off, and also hit the post before scoring his third with a shot at the near post.}}
  • (colloquial, dated) To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it cannot be well seen.
  • * The Century
  • Brother Academicians who skied his pictures.
  • (colloquial) to drink something from a container without one's lips touching the container
  • Statistics

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    (en adjective)
  • Resembling the sky or some aspect of it.
  • * 1854 , The eclectic magazine of foreign literature, science, and art
  • Trailing and creeping plants of every clime will soon be twining their fingers into every recess of the iron-work, and mounting still higher by every pillar and "coigne of vantage," until they have gained the skylike arch of glass.