skyline (plural skylines)
- (earth sciences) The line at which the earth and sky meet.
- Synonym: horizon
- The horizontal silhouette of a city or building against the sky.
- 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 67:
- Our arrival at Worcester is heralded by the appearance of the city's cathedral tower, a solid square structure that's dominated the skyline since the 12th century.
- A path of movement, especially military movement, producing a silhouette above terrain features visible from the location of likely observers.
- (journalism) A panel on the front page of a newspaper outlining some of the features to be found inside.
- (databases) Short for .
Derived terms edit
- To outline something against the sky.
- (databases, transitive) To filter by means of the skyline operator.
Further reading edit
skyline m (invariable)
skyline m or f (plural skylines)
- skyline (silhouette of a city’s buildings)
skyline m (plural skylines)
Usage notes edit
According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.