What does skyline mean?

Definitions for skyline

Here are all the 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


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skyline in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skyline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Medhanie Teklemariam:

    If we are going to exceed above this height, I think we are going to destroy the skyline of Asmara.

  2. 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.

  3. Gregg Pasquarelli:

    The bridge will be all glass. You’ll be able to see the skyline of Midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building to the west and the East River on the other side.

  4. Charlie Stewart-Cox:

    I particularly enjoy a soothing walk on Lugard Road, Victoria Peak. Sections of the path are on the cliffside, meaning it offers the best views of the Hong Kong skyline.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of skyline

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