Definitions for skyline

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word skyline

Princeton's WordNet

  1. skyline(noun)

    the outline of objects seen against the sky

  2. horizon, apparent horizon, visible horizon, sensible horizon, skyline(noun)

    the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet

Wiktionary

  1. skyline(Noun)

    The line at which the earth and sky meet, horizon.

  2. skyline(Noun)

    The horizontal silhouette of a city or building against the sky.

  3. skyline(Verb)

    To outline something against the sky.

Freebase

  1. Skyline

    A skyline is the overall or partial view of a city's buildings and structures against the sky. It can also be described as the artificial horizon that a city's overall structure creates. Skylines serve as a kind of fingerprint of a city, as no two skylines are alike. For this reason news and sports programs, television shows, and movies often display the skyline of a city to set location. The Sky Line of New York City was a new term in 1896, when it was the title of a color lithograph by Charles Graham for the color supplement of the New-York Journal. Paul D. Spreiregen, FAIA, has called a skyline "a physical representation [of a city's] facts of life ... a potential work of art ... its collective vista."

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nick Shields:

    We weren't looking to get the biggest wheel in the world - it's about celebrating our 100th anniversary and respecting the city's skyline.

  2. Philomena Mariani:

    The classic New York skyline has changed dramatically since Weegee's day, and the flurry of often mundane building construction over the last decades has obscured many of New York's iconic skyscrapers.

  3. Angela Carter:

    The kind of power mothers have is enormous. Take the skyline of Istanbul -- enormous breasts, pathetic little willies, a final revenge on Islam. I was so scared I had to crouch in the bottom of the boat when I saw it.


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