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Definition of the noun skyline

What does skyline mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: skylines

  1. the outline of objects seen against the sky
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic words: lineation / outline = the line that appears to bound an object
  2. the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet

Alternative definition of the noun skyline


  1. The line at which the earth and sky meet, horizon.
  2. The horizontal silhouette of a city or building against the sky.

Definition of the verb skyline

What does skyline mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: skylined | skylining | skylines

  1. To outline something against the sky.


  1. "Skyline" is a 2010 alien invasion science fiction thriller film produced and directed by Brothers Strause, directors of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. The film was released on November 12, 2010. It stars Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Crystal Reed, David Zayas and Donald Faison. Skyline was a box office success, grossing nearly $79 million worldwide against its $10–20 million budget, despite extremely negative reviews. The brothers stated before the film's release that they were already working on a sequel.
  2. "Skyline" is a 2013 drama short film written by Ariane Louis-Seize Plouffe and directed by Émilie Baillargeon.


  1. "Skyline" is the seventh studio album by Yann Tiersen. The album was published by Everything's Calm and released through Mute Records on 17 October 2011 in Europe, and six months later, on 17 April 2012, via ANTI- in North America.
  2. "Skyline" is a musical album of Matthew Margeson, soundtrack.
    • also known as Skyline Soundtrack
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Skyline" is a solo album by Steve Howe. The music is usually very calm and simple, which is not conventional for Howe. As he said in an interview, "You go through the music; there's something, there's some little thread that carries through them, and that's certainly true with this album, but the only thing is because of the mood of the music and sort of relaxness of the music, it's been harder for me to actually create the spiral that I'm trying to create.
  4. "Skyline" is a composition.
  5. "Skyline" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  6. "Skyline" is a composition.
  7. "Skyline" is a musical single of Sophie Sugar.
    • released on
  8. "Skyline" is a musical EP of Erick Hervé & Omar el Hachemi.
    • released in
  9. "Skyline" is a musical single of Resistance D.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  10. "Skyline" is a musical single of David Lindgren.
    • released on
  11. "Skyline" is a musical album of Tom Green Septet.
    • released on
  12. "Skyline" is a musical album of Bobby Hutcherson.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  13. "Skyline" is a musical album of Concessionaires.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  14. "Skyline" is a musical album of Jake Shimabukuro.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  15. "Skyline" is a musical EP of Skymaster.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  16. "Skyline" is a musical EP of André Visior.
    • released in (9 years ago)


  1. Skyline is a musical group.
    • albums: "Riders in the Store", "Urbanica", "Virginplatonicpanic", "Escapism"
    • official website:
  2. Skyline was a newgrass group active in the 1970s and '80s headed by Tony Trischka. The band consisted of Tony, Danny Weiss on guitar and vocals, Dede Wyland on guitar and vocals, Larry Cohen on bass, and Barry Mitterhoff on mandolin. In the last year of their career Dede Wyland left the band and was replaced by Rachel Kalem. They were a major proponent of the "newgrass" sound, known for jazz-infused riffs and extensive use of harmony in their singing. Their first album, Skyline Drive, was released in 1977. The band released several more albums over the next few years, culminating with their final release, Fire of Grace in 1989. In 1999, they released a retrospective album called Ticket Back.
  3. Skyline is a musical group.
    • albums: "Noiseotica", "Bark"
  4. Skyline is a musical group.
    • albums: "Louise for One Night", "Wacken Hymne"

There are other groups with in their name, like Stereo skyline, Oktober Skyline, Flatline Skyline, National Skyline, A Closing Skyline, Manhattan Skyline, The razor skyline, Design The Skyline and Show Me The Skyline.


  1. Skyline was an airline based in Lagos, Nigeria operating chartered and scheduled domestic passenger flights out of Port Harcourt Airport. It was established in March 1999 and started operations in June 1999. In 2003, the airline ceased to exist.
  2. Skyline is a record label.


Skyline was a notable Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who was the best three-year-old of his year. He was a bay or brown stallion foaled in 1955 by the champion sire Star Kingdom from Flight’s Daughter by Helios from Flight by Royal Step. He was the elder brother of another notable performer Sky High.

  • born in (60 years ago)


  1. Skyline is a town in Jackson County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 843.
  2. Skyline is a city in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 289 at the 2010 census. However, the population was estimated to be 291 in 2011. It is completely surrounded by the city of Mankato and is part of the Mankato–North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  3. Skyline is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia, located at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and West Virginia Route 42 atop the Allegheny Front. Skyline is best known for its view of Saddle Mountain.
  4. Skyline is a neighborhood located in the north end of Tacoma, Washington, United States. The area is sometimes referred to as "Narrows View," because of its view of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The area's name comes from the name of the landline telephone exchange that serves the area, which is located at North 27th and Madison Streets.
    • also known as Skyline, Tacoma, Washington
    • part of Washington
  5. Skyline a.k.a. Skyline, Ottawa: Skyline is the name of a neighbourhood in the Nepean sector of Ottawa, Canada. It is bounded on the south by Meadowlands Drive of Parkwood Hills, on the west by Clyde Avenue and Merivale Road, on the north by Baseline Road and on the east by the neighbourhood of Fisher Heights.
  6. Skyline a.k.a. Skyline, Kentucky: Skyline is an unincorporated community located in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States. Its post office is closed.

There are other places with in their name, like Skyline Park, Skyline Drive, Skyline College, Skyline High School and Skyline Luge Mont-Tremblant.


  1. Skyline: A skyline is the artificial horizon that a city's overall structure creates. Skylines serve as a kind of fingerprint of a city, as no two skylines are alike. For this reason news and sports programs, television shows, and movies often display the skyline of a city to set location. The Sky Line of New York City was a new term in 1896, when it was the title of a color lithograph by Charles Graham for the color supplement of the New-York Journal.
    • also known as 天際線
  2. Skyline was a Swedish charter airline which operated from 1971 to 1978. It had a fleet of Vickers Viscount aircraft, operating between one and three at any given time and a total of five aircraft. Based in Malmö, it initially flew out of Malmö Bulltofta Airport. The airport closed in 1972 and Skyline moved to Malmö Sturup Airport.
  3. Skyline is an educational institution, school.
  4. Skyline: American Skyline was a construction set sold in the late 1950s and early 1960s by Elgo Plastics/Halsam Products Company from Chicago, Illinois. With an American Skyline set, its owner was able to piece together models of high-rise city buildings.

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Google previewUrban Design: Ornament and Decoration (2007)

by Taner Oc, Steve Tiesdell

INTRODUCTION The city skyline is a prime location for decoration. The skyline and its roofscape can be appreciated from many viewpoints. When viewed from afar the city appears in profile as a distant silhouette. The city profile is often most ...

Google previewClearwater National Forest (N.F.), Pierce Ranger District, Fuzzy-Bighorn Timber Harvest Project (1993)

Environmental Impact Statement

The running skyline is a very efficient system that can move heavy loads, and moves logs by dragging or by fully suspending them. The higher efficiency of this system can be a drawback in situations with limited landing space, and is the ...

Google previewIncredible Mysteries of the Bible (2009)

A Visual Exploration by Stephen M. Miller

Dominating Babylon's flat-roofed skyline is a seven-level ziggurat that rose about 300 feet high, an estimate based on the foundation's dimensions. The ziggurat walls have long since been carried off — one sturdy brick at a time — as locals ...

Google previewLongstreet Highroad Guide to the Vermont Mountains (1999)

by Rick Strimbeck, Nancy Bazilchuk

Monroe Skyline The Monroe Skyline is a 32-mile trail from Lincoln Gap to the Winooski River. * \ - A Ref; DeLOrme Vermont `-- N' State Atlas & Gazetteer o - • Humingon El Camels × Hump an old barn silver-gray, the broken-off branches ...

Google previewThe European Culture Area (2002)

A Systematic Geography by Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov, Bella Bychkova Jordan

Greek Nicosia's "skyline is an enormous wall of high- rises," while Turkish Lefkosa's consists of "low, red-tiled roofs, homes to craftsmen and shopkeepers." We deal in these places with Christian- Islamic confrontation and dichotomy. In recent ...

Google previewThrough Amateur Eyes (2012)

Film and Photography in Nazi Germany by Frances Guerin

A train pulls into the central station in Warsaw, and the city's pre–World War II skyline is the object of the camera's fascination. A gleaming white rocket punctures the crisp blue sky. The skyline of Warsaw aside, these and other images could ...

Google previewWine and the Vine (2005)

An Historical Geography of Viticulture and the Wine Trade by Tim Unwin

Dominating the skyline is the spire of the church, emphasising the important role played by religion, not only in the daily lives of the inhabitants of the village, but also in the development and maintenance of a viticultural tradition. However ...

Google previewTahquitz and Suicide Rocks (1973)

by Chuck Wilts

The left skyline is the Northwest Buttress. The White Maiden's Walkaway (Route 19) ascends this buttress. Running diagonally up and to the right and nearly bisecting the face is the deep gully called the Trough (Route 32). Between this and ...

Google previewOrlando in Vintage Postcards (2001)

by Lynn M. Homan, Thomas Reilly

Most prominent in the center of the skyline is the 1892 brick courthouse. The road running along the shoreline is ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Architecture (2008)

by Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris, Sally Stone

S Skyline The horizon formed by the profile of city buildings from a viewing point. A skyline can be a very distinguishable feature given that each city is different and the outlines of some buildings are universally recognised. Many cities ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forest Sciences (2004)

by Julian Evans, John A. Youngquist

Skyline notches can have a strong visual impact even when seen in the distant background. (a) Skylines should not be cut directly across in the direction of the principal viewpoint, as the coupe edges will remain clearly visible for many years.

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

skyline logging (skyline yarding) A method of *logging in which timber is transported from where it is cut to a collecting point by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering (Print) (2003)

by Dennis R. Heldman

There are two major types of cable yarding systems in use today: highlead and skyline. Highlead Cable Systems The primary characteristic of the highlead system is that one "end" of the cable is elevated on a single "spar tree" or tower to ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

by Robert B. Costello

skyline 1. The outline of buildings, mountains, or other objects as seen against the sky: We saw the city's skyline as we drove over the bridge. 2. The line at which ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1922)

A Comprehensive Reference Work by Thomas Edward Finegan

MICHIGAN BOULEVARD AND THE CHICAGO SKYLINE A panoramic view showing Michigan Boulevard, Grant Park, the Illinois Central suburban passenger ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

curious Ana bizarre, grotesque, *fantastic, antic: alien, foreign, extraneous, * extrinsic outlast *outlive, survive Ana endure, persist, abide, *continue: withstand, *resist outline n 1 Outline, contour, profile, skyline, silhouette mean the boundary ...



Skyline – (noun) an outline of land and buildings defined against the sky. It's a beautiful skyline. Slab – (noun) 1 a large, thick, flat piece of solid material, in particular stone, concrete, or heavy food. The slab fell down and broke. 2 a flat, heavy ...

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Quotes about Skyline

And then, build a bustling wonderful city of the 21st century, with a restoration of a spectacular skyline, which Manhattan, of course, needs. So, that is really the design as a whole. (Daniel Libeskind)
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Scrabble value of S1K5Y4L1I1N1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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