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1. The line along which the surface of the earth and the sky appear to meet; the horizon.
2. The outline of a group of buildings or a mountain range seen against the sky.
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1. (Physical Geography) the line at which the earth and sky appear to meet; horizon
2. the outline of buildings, mountains, trees, etc, seen against the sky
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or sky′ line`,

1. the boundary line between earth and sky; apparent horizon.
2. the outline of something, as the buildings of a city, against the sky.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skyline - the outline of objects seen against the skyskyline - the outline of objects seen against the sky
lineation, outline - the line that appears to bound an object
2.skyline - the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meetskyline - the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
linear perspective, perspective - the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
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[ˈskaɪlaɪn] N (= horizon) → horizonte m; [of city] → contorno m, perfil m
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[ˈskaɪlaɪn] n
(= horizon) → ligne f d'horizon, horizon m
[city] → ligne f des toitssky marshal n personne embarquée sur un vol pour en assurer la protection
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈskaɪlaɪn] n (horizon) → orizzonte m; (of city) → profilo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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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And then came the city of Oakland, and on the shelves of that free library I discovered all the great world beyond the skyline. Here were thousands of books as good as my four wonder-books, and some were even better.
For three days we steamed north-westwards up a stream which even here, a thousand miles from its mouth, was still so enormous that from its center the two banks were mere shadows upon the distant skyline. On the fourth day after leaving Manaos we turned into a tributary which at its mouth was little smaller than the main stream.
All the officers and men of Denisov's squadron, though they tried to talk of other things and to look in other directions, thought only of what was there on the hilltop, and kept constantly looking at the patches appearing on the skyline, which they knew to be the enemy's troops.
The skyline was broken by spire and dome and minaret and tall, slender towers, while the walls supported many a balcony and in the soft light of Cluros, the farther moon, now low in the west, he saw, to his surprise and consternation, the figures of people upon the balconies.
The watchers from the plain below could see them flit from rock to rock until their figures stood out against the skyline. The young man who had first given the alarm was leading them.
To the right of the fantastic skyline of the flats towered black against the hues of evening; to the left the older houses raised a square-cut, irregular parapet against the grey.
As they were speaking, a dim mass on the skyline began to take shape.
He led them, after breakfast, to the rise behind the house where the stile stood against the skyline, and, "I wonder what we shall find now," said Sophie, frankly prancing with joy on the grass.
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