Definitions for skyline

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


or sky′ line`

  1. the boundary line between earth and sky; apparent horizon.

  2. the outline of something, as the buildings of a city, against the sky.

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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


  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.


  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."

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the outline of buildings, hills etc seen against the sky

the New York skyline; I could see something moving on the skyline.

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