skylight

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skylight a window in a roof to admit daylight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Skylight 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n skylight 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 skylight 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 skylight Illumination by means of the light of the sky: as, a studio with a good skylight.
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Hansen," he called down the skylight, "on deck, here.
""Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea" by Morgan Robertson
Ha, of course," and he looked up; "that skylight isn't mended!
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
Empty from stem to stern she is, with skylights in her deck and windows in her side!
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
The skylight he found exactly as he had left it, and he slipped in as easily as he had gotten out.
"The Little Lame Prince" by Dinah Maria Mulock
Looking up through the main skylight, they saw lieutenants, masters, and midshipmen, on the yards.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
The creature stopped, looked up at the skylight and its green curtains and drew a miserable sigh from the depths of his lungs.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
There was a skylight in the hurricane-deck overhead, which was always open in this climate when it did not rain.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
The studio was a large room on the upper story, with the orthodox north windows and top-light, in the shape of a skylight.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
The skylight of the admiral's cabin had been boarded over.
"The Grateful Indian" by W.H.G. Kingston
When he reached the deck a mate commanded him to fasten the canvas covers over the skylights of the house.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
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In poetry:

And behind their frail partitions
Business women lie and soak,
Seeing through the draughty skylight
Flying clouds and railway smoke.
"Business Girls" by Sir John Betjeman
He locked them in, secured the key,
That all access to them was stopt;
They from without can nothing see;
Their food is through a skylight dropt.
"Conquest Of Prejudice" by Charles Lamb
Dad went upstairs with a lighted match
Singing'Grannie's Song at Twilight.'
We heard a crack, and Dad came back
Through the nextdoor neighbour's skylight!
"Nell" by Billy Bennett
At the top of the house the apples are laid in rows,
And the skylight lets the moonlight in, and those
Apples are deep-sea apples of green. There goes
A cloud on the moon in the autumn night.
"Moonlit Apples" by John Drinkwater
The rolling road to Melbourne, and grey-eyed girl in fur—
One arm to a stanchion—and one round her;
Seat abaft the skylight when the moon had set—
Before she was married, and I wish it wasn’t yet.
"Before We Were Married" by Henry Lawson
Up to my garret, its storm-windows and skylights!
There I'll lay me on the floor, and patient let the sun,
The moon and the stars, the blueness and the twilights
Do what their pleasure is, and wait till they have done.
"After The Fashion of An Old Emblem" by George MacDonald

In news:

Lenovo Skylight Laptop Is a Phone At Heart.
Brooklyn Flea Moves Winter Market to Skylight One Hanson.
The founder and artistic director of Houston's Opera Vista, Subbaraman, will take over as the Skylight 's artistic leader beginning with the 2013-'14 season, the local company announced Wednesday.
He succeeds Bill Theisen, who is finishing his ninth season as the Skylight 's artistic leader.
Skylights are often used in architecture to allow in natural daylight, which reduces the need for interior lighting.
APT's Greta Wohlrabe shines in ' Skylight '.
Two days after seeing American Players Theatre's production of David Hare's " Skylight ," I'm still not sure whether I liked the play.
A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Taylor applied to Skylight last July after she learned the company was rated as a premier workplace.
Residential skylights experienced an increase of 2% from 2010 to 2011.
Skylight 's expanded 'Gershwin and Friends' loses something in translation.
Those performances start about 15 minutes after the Skylight show ends, typically around 9:15 pm See the schedule at Skylight 's website.
Address your skylight 's issues by picking a solution that allows your building to gain the most light without making occupants uncomfortable.
Replacing skylights in the high school media center is the second largest ticketed item in the capital budget, coming in at $100,000.
The skylights need to be replaced because they are now leaking, Lahn said.
(1) Did the Skylight 's board of directors, in hiring Eric Dillner as managing director, plan from the start to get rid of Theisen and consolidate those jobs under Dillner.
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