What does skyscraper mean?

Definitions for skyscraper
ˈskaɪˌskreɪ pərskyscrap·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skyscraper(noun)

    a very tall building with many stories


  1. skyscraper(Noun)

    A very tall building with a great number of floors.

  2. skyscraper(Noun)

    A small sail atop a mast of a ship.

  3. skyscraper(Noun)

    Anything very tall or high.


  1. Skyscraper

    A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building of many storeys, usually designed for office and commercial use. There is no official definition or height above which a building may be classified as a skyscraper. One common feature of skyscrapers is having a steel framework from which curtain walls are suspended, rather than load-bearing walls of conventional construction. Some early skyscrapers have a steel frame that enables the construction of load-bearing walls taller than of those made of reinforced concrete. Modern skyscrapers' walls are not load-bearing, and most skyscrapers are characterized by large surface areas of windows made possible by the concept of steel frame and curtain walls. However, skyscrapers can have curtain walls that mimic conventional walls and a small surface area of windows. Skyscrapers since 1960s utilize the tubular designs, innovated by Bangladeshi-American structural engineer Fazlur Rahman Khan. This engineering principle makes the buildings structurally more efficient and stronger. It reduces the usage of material, while simultaneously allows the buildings to reach greater heights. It allows fewer interior columns, and so creates more usable floor space. It further enables buildings to take on various shapes. There are several variations of the tubular design; these structural systems are fundamental to tall building design today. Other pioneers include Hal Iyengar, William LeMessurier, etc. Cities have experienced a huge surge in skyscraper construction.


  1. Skyscraper

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skyscraper in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skyscraper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of skyscraper in a Sentence

  1. Shine Lawyers:

    That’s manifestly inadequate to sanitize a ship that’s the size of a skyscraper.

  2. Will Ripley:

    Note the 105-story pyramid skyscraper, the Ryugyong Hotel. Work began in 1987. Still unfinished.

  3. Klaus Richter:

    Imagine building a skyscraper with 30 floors and over $100 million in value. Then imagine you are asked to ...deliver a skyscraper every day. In terms of value and complexity that is what A350 production is, A construction company would go crazy. You would have teams working on the lighting, and one week later, you would have three skyscrapers behind them waiting.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.

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