skylight


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sky·light

 (skī′līt′)
n.
1. An overhead window, as in a roof, admitting daylight.
2. Light from the sky.
3. A hole in the congealed surface of a lava flow, through which flowing lava can be seen.

skylight

(ˈskaɪˌlaɪt)
n
(Building) a window placed in a roof or ceiling to admit daylight. Also called: fanlight

sky•light

(ˈskaɪˌlaɪt)

n.
an opening in a roof or ceiling, fitted with glass, for admitting daylight.
[1670–80]
sky′light`ed, sky′lit` (-ˌlɪt) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skylight - a window in a roof to admit daylightskylight - a window in a roof to admit daylight
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
Translations
كُوَّة السَّقف
světlík
ovenlysvinduetagvindue
òakgluggi
svetlík
tavan penceresiüst aydınlık

skylight

[ˈskaɪlaɪt] Ntragaluz m, claraboya f

skylight

[ˈskaɪlaɪt] npuits m de lumière

skylight

[ˈskaɪˌlaɪt] nlucernario

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!
References in classic literature ?
Then Clara, the coloured maid, would escort you up the carpeted ladder that served for the fourth flight, and show you the Skylight Room.
Now and again their faces became white, as the lightning flashed, and finally a terrific crash came, making the panes of the skylight lift at the joints.
A Roman gentleman stood by his side and explained to him the skilful construction and ingenuity of the vast fabric and its wonderful architecture, and when they had left the skylight he said to the emperor, 'A thousand times, your Sacred Majesty, the impulse came upon me to seize your Majesty in my arms and fling myself down from yonder skylight, so as to leave behind me in the world a name that would last for ever.
The only breaks-- and no beams had been cut for them--were the main cabin skylight and companionway, the booby hatch for'ard over the tiny forecastle, and the small hatch aft that let down into the store-room.
In fact, he had no occasion to go on the poop, or even look that way much; but while the ship was about to anchor, casting his eyes in that direction, he received an absurd impression that his captain (he was up there, of course) was sitting on both sides of the aftermost skylight at once.
I heard nothing but the quickening crackle of the flames, and the sharp snap of the glass in the skylight above.
We struck for the stern of the texas, and found it, and then scrabbled along forwards on the skylight, hanging on from shutter to shutter, for the edge of the skylight was in the water.
Often as a boy I had clambered over them, for the fearful fun of risking life and limb, or the fascination of peering through the great square skylight, down the well of the house into the hall below.
The spars rigged up on the narrow hulls were indeed tall then, and the ship of which I think, with her coloured-glass skylight ends bearing the motto, "Let Glasgow Flourish," was certainly one of the most heavily-sparred specimens.
Jaggers's room was lighted by a skylight only, and was a most dismal place; the skylight, eccentrically pitched like a broken head, and the distorted adjoining houses looking as if they had twisted themselves to peep down at me through it.
and then staggered away and fell over the coop of a skylight.
I could only see that it was an attic, with a sloping roof; and a faint glimmer, no more than a less profound obscurity, came from a skylight.