Definition of skylight
1 : the diffused and reflected light of the sky
2 : an opening in a house roof or ship's deck that is covered with translucent or transparent material and that is designed to admit light
Recent Examples of skylight from the Web
GSA plans to replace the waterproofing system, upgrade the drainage system, repair the building's atrium skylight, and do other site improvements.
Eight-foot-tall glass doors, skylights and picture windows keep the 1,500 square feet of living space light and airy.
Down a few stairs, a separate bright, airy room with exposed brick walls, wooden rafters and a skylight was filled almost entirely with children’s books.
Comsec has a huge vaulted ceiling with skylights and faux gas lights in the two corridors.
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First Known Use of skylight
SKYLIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skylight for English Language Learners
: a window in the roof of a house or on a ship's deck
SKYLIGHT Defined for Kids
Definition of skylight for Students
: a window or group of windows in a roof or ceiling
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