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sky·scrap·er

 (skī′skrā′pər)
n.
A very tall building.
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skyscraper

(ˈskaɪˌskreɪpə)
n
(Architecture) a very tall multistorey building
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sky•scrap•er

(ˈskaɪˌskreɪ pər)

n.
a building of many stories.
[1885–90]
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skyscraper

A very tall building of steel skeletal construction, developed in the USA from the 1880s.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skyscraper - a very tall building with many storiesskyscraper - a very tall building with many stories
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
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Translations
نَاطِحَةُ سَحَابناطِحَة سَحاب
mrakodrap
skyskraber
آسمانخراش
pilvenpiirtäjä
neboder
felhõkarcolófelhőkarcoló
skÿjakljúfur
摩天楼
초고층 빌딩
debesskrāpis
mrakodrap
nebotičnik
skyskrapa
ตึกระฟ้า
nhà chọc trời

skyscraper

[ˈskaɪˌskreɪpəʳ] Nrascacielos m inv
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skyscraper

[ˈskaɪskreɪpər] ngratte-ciel m invsky-surfing [ˈskaɪsɜːrfɪŋ] nsurf m aérien
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skyscraper

[ˈskaɪˌskreɪpəʳ] ngrattacielo
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sky

(skai) plural skies (often with the) – noun
the part of space above the earth, in which the sun, moon etc can be seen; the heavens. The sky was blue and cloudless; We had grey skies and rain throughout our holiday; The skies were grey all week.
ˌsky-ˈblue adjective, noun
(of) the light blue colour of cloudless sky. She wore a sky-blue dress.
ˈsky-diving noun
the sport of jumping from aircraft and waiting for some time before opening one's parachute.
ˈsky-diver noun
ˌsky-ˈhigh adverb, adjective
very high. The car was blown sky-high by the explosion; sky-high prices.
ˈskyjack verb
to hijack a plane.
ˈskyjacker noun
ˈskylight noun
a window in a roof or ceiling. The attic had only a small skylight and was very dark.
ˈskyline noun
the outline of buildings, hills etc seen against the sky. the New York skyline; I could see something moving on the skyline.
ˈskyrocket verb
to rise sharply; to increase rapidly and suddenly. Housing prices have skyrocketed.
ˈskyrocket noun
a rocket firework that explodes in brilliant colourful sparks.
ˈskyscraper noun
a high building of very many storeys, especially in the United State.
the sky's the limit
there is no upper limit eg to the amount of money that may be spent. Choose any present you like – the sky's the limit!
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skyscraper

نَاطِحَةُ سَحَاب mrakodrap skyskraber Wolkenkratzer ουρανοξύστης rascacielos pilvenpiirtäjä gratte-ciel neboder grattacielo 摩天楼 초고층 빌딩 wolkenkrabber skyskraper drapacz chmur arranha-céu, arranha-céus небоскреб skyskrapa ตึกระฟ้า gökdelen nhà chọc trời 摩天楼
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"I was but recalling with admiration those stupendous skyscrapers, as they call them, of New York," and the fair countess settled herself more comfortably in her steamer chair, and resumed the magazine which "nothing at all" had caused her to let fall upon her lap.
This school is hidden amid ranges of skyscrapers, but seventeen thousand girls discover it in the course of the year.
But the highest triumph of wire-laying came when New York swept into the Skyscraper Age, and when hundreds of tall buildings, as high as the fall of the waters of Niagara, grew up like a range of magical cliffs upon the precious rock of Manhattan.
The way led uptown, past the City Hall and the Fourteenth Street skyscrapers, and out Broadway to Mountain View.
"The Rockefellers went into mines--iron and coal and copper and lead; into other industrial companies; into street railways, into national, state, and municipal bonds; into steamships and steamboats and telegraphy; into real estate, into skyscrapers and residences and hotels and business blocks; into life insurance, into banking.
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The Arabic-language version of a book exploring the world's most impactful towers, called Skyscrapers: A History of World's Most Extraordinary Buildings (2008), has been released by Department of Culture and Tourism -- Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Dubai-headquartered real estate giant Emaar Properties .
Lafarge Egypt, a member of LafargeHolcim Group, has been chosen by the Chinese CSCEC which implements skyscrapers in the Central Business District (CBD) at the New Administrative Capital (NAC) as the sole cement supplier for the foundation works, Invest-Gate reports.
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