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Atmosphere vs. Sky

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Atmospherenoun

The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.

Skynoun

The atmosphere above a given point, especially as visible from the ground during the day.

‘That year, a meteor fell from the sky.’;

Atmospherenoun

The air in a particular place.

Skynoun

The part of the sky which can be seen from a specific place or at a specific time; its condition, climate etc.

‘I lay back under a warm Texas sky.’; ‘We're not sure how long the cloudy skies will last.’;

Atmospherenoun

The apparent mood felt in an environment.

Skynoun

Heaven.

‘This mortal has incurred the wrath of the skies.’;

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Atmospherenoun

A unit of measurement for pressure equal to 101325 Pa (symbol: atm)

Skynoun

ellipsis of sky blue

Atmospherenoun

The whole mass of aëriform fluid surrounding the earth; - applied also to the gaseous envelope of any celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of Mars.

‘An atmosphere of cold oxygen.’;

Skynoun

In an art gallery, the upper rows of pictures that cannot easily be seen.

Atmospherenoun

A supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround electrical bodies.

Skynoun

(obsolete) A cloud.

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Atmospherenoun

The pressure or weight of the air at the sea level, on a unit of surface, or about 14.7 lbs. to the sq. inch.

‘Hydrogen was liquefied under a pressure of 650 atmospheres.’;

Skyverb

(sports) To hit, kick or throw (a ball) extremely high.

Atmospherenoun

Any surrounding or pervading influence or condition.

‘The chillest of social atmospheres.’;

Skyverb

To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it cannot be well seen.

Atmospherenoun

The portion of air in any locality, or affected by a special physical or sanitary condition; as, the atmosphere of the room; a moist or noxious atmosphere.

Skyverb

(colloquial) To drink something from a container without one's lips touching the container.

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Atmospherenoun

a particular environment or surrounding influence;

‘there was an atmosphere of excitement’;

Skynoun

A cloud.

‘[A wind] that blew so hideously and high,That it ne lefte not a skyIn all the welkin long and broad.’;

Atmospherenoun

a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade

Skynoun

Hence, a shadow.

‘She passeth as it were a sky.’;

Atmospherenoun

the mass of air surrounding the Earth;

‘there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere’; ‘it was exposed to the air’;

Skynoun

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.’;

Atmospherenoun

the weather or climate at some place;

‘the atmosphere was thick with fog’;

Skynoun

The wheather; the climate.

‘Thou wert better in thy grave than to answer with thy uncovered body this extremity of the skies.’;

Atmospherenoun

the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body

Skyverb

To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it can not be well seen.

‘Brother Academicians who skied his pictures.’;

Atmospherenoun

a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing;

‘an air of mystery’; ‘the house had a neglected air’; ‘an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters’; ‘the place had an aura of romance’;

Skyverb

To throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket.

Atmosphere

An atmosphere (from the greek words ἀτμός (atmos), meaning 'vapour', and σφαῖρα (sphaira), meaning 'ball' or 'sphere') is a layer or a set of layers of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body. An atmosphere is more likely to be retained if the gravity it is subject to is high and the temperature of the atmosphere is low.

Skynoun

the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth

Skyverb

throw or toss with a light motion;

‘flip me the beachball’; ‘toss me newspaper’;

Sky

The sky 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.

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