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 ?
Thorndike stepped into the gloom of an echoing rotunda, shut in on every side, hung by balconies, lit, many stories overhead, by a dirty skylight.
Pretty soon we struck the forward end of the skylight, and clumb on to it; and the next step fetched us in front of the captain's door, which was open, and by Jimminy, away down through the texas-hall we see a light
The little monkey had crept by the skylight of one garret, along the roof, into the skylight of the other, and it was with the utmost difficulty I could coax her out again.
I saw them quite hard at work, when I looked down through the open skylight.
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.
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.
A small iron bedstead, a table, some articles for the toilet; the whole lighted by a skylight.
A pane of the skylight had, apparently, just been blown in.
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.
He rested a hand on the end of the skylight to steady himself with, and all that time did not stir a limb, so far as I could see.
He's more to be pitied than anything," a man from New York drawled, as he lay at full length along the cushions under the wet skylight.
She walked to the door, opened it without haste, and on the landing in the diffused light from the ground-glass skylight there appeared, rigid, like an implacable and obscure fate, the awful Therese - waiting for her sister.