Sky vs Stellify - What's the difference?

sky | stellify |

As an acronym sky

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

As a verb stellify is

(mythology) to transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such.



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
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  • (mythology) To transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such
  • :''In Classical mythology, being stellified was about the greatest posthumous honor for a mortal.
  • * 1983 , Douglas Brooks-Davies, The Mercurian Monarch: magical politics from Spenser to Pope , page 31
  • By the 'hissing snake' Spenser presumably means the scorpion sent by Diana that killed Orion. Like Orion it, too, was stellified . But since, as Scorpio, it rises in the east as Orion's sign sets in the west, the two were regarded as being kept forever apart, Orion perpetually avoiding in the heavens his vanquisher on earth.
  • (astronomy) To turn into a star.
  • * 1989', ''Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact'', ' 109 : 75
  • An alternative way to stellify the planet may be to not collapse Jupiter, but instead to introduce a collapsed object into its core .