American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An overhead window, as in a roof, admitting daylight.
- n. Light from the sky.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A window placed in the roof of a house, or in a ceiling; a frame set with glass, whether horizontal or in one or more inclined planes, and placed in a roof or ceiling, or in some cases, as in photographers' studios, forming a considerable part of the roof, for the purpose of lighting passages or rooms below, or for affording special facilities for lighting, as for artists' or photographers' needs.
- n. The light of the sky; specifically, the blue or pale white color of the aërial vault. The light of the sky is, in general, reflected sunlight. Its color is due to the size of the reflecting particles, blue light coming from the finest gaseous particles and red light from larger vaporous ones. Blue light may also come from the molecules of the gases mixed together in the atmosphere. The white light with which the blue is adulterated comes from larger particles or globules of water that reflect all the colors of the sunlight. The blue light is polarized in a plane perpendicular to the sun's rays, the white light in the plane of the sun's rays; the resultant light is polarized according to the law combining these two elementary conditions.
- n. Illumination by means of the light of the sky: as, a studio with a good skylight.
- n. A window, dome, or opening in the roof or ceiling, to admit natural light.
- n. Diffuse sky radiation—solar radiation reaching the earth's surface after having been scattered from the direct solar beam by molecules or suspensoids in the atmosphere
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A window placed in the roof of a building, in the ceiling of a room, or in the deck of a ship, for the admission of light from above.
- n. a window in a roof to admit daylight
- From sky + light. (Wiktionary)
“The term skylight had been used by submariners since first venturing under the polar ice cap.”
“They warned that a skylight is an easy entry for a bandido.”
“Sleeping on the deck by the cabin skylight, I was very close to her when her revolver went off, and continued to go off.”
“The skylight is already in the roof so I can't make it smaller.”
“This was too much, and the black, afraid more of Van Horn than of Jerry, turned and fled for'ard, leaping to safety on top of the eight Lee-Enfield rifles that lay on top of the cabin skylight and that were guarded by one member of the boat's crew.”
“A dirty skylight provided illumination during the day, but now the skylight was a rectangle of black, and the only light came from a feeble Victorian lamp that sprouted from the ancient desk like an iron mushroom.”
“Directly below the skylight was a reflecting pool and fountain (empty now), its intricate mosaic of colored tiles depicting fish swimming in a river.”
“When we originally started breeding birds of prey in captivity we brought in some very, skittish birds and whenever anybody went past the aviary the birds just went mad, and we thought they must be upset by the disturbance, so someone came up with the bright idea of what's called a skylight and seclusion aviary.”
“But even when Pete stretched to his full height, the skylight was a foot above him and more than a foot beyond the car.”
“But he slept over there, " said Mallett, nodding to the farther end of the corridor, where underneath the skylight was a large circular basket, lined with an old rug.”
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