sky·​ward | \ ˈskī-wərd How to pronounce skyward (audio) \

Definition of skyward

1 : toward the sky
2 : upward

Examples of skyward in a Sentence

Everyone looked skyward as the jets passed by.
Recent Examples on the Web The statue depicts the elephant looking skyward with his two front feet slightly off the ground and trunk fully extended. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Alabama’s new giant elephant statue now on campus," 12 Apr. 2021 In Korea, optimistic investors are sending stocks with cryptocurrency exposure skyward. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Excitement over the ‘Coinbase effect’ is spilling over ahead of its stock market debut," 7 Apr. 2021 In Whitewater State Park, a rocky pinnacle juts skyward. Greg Brick, Star Tribune, "Going underground: Minnesota caves, tunnels and mines that you can visit now," 2 Apr. 2021 Inventories continue to be squeezed, sending prices skyward – particularly for trucks and SUVs, which were already hard to come by. Mike Feibus, USA TODAY, "Intel hopes to save the chip industry, one competitor at a time," 29 Mar. 2021 The Cerro El Coronel’s snaggle-tooth peak springs skyward 735 meters from rugged hills covered in chaparral. Wendy Fry, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Take a hike: Mexico launches ambitious effort to mark and map its trails," 26 Mar. 2021 The latest victim was the SN11 Starship prototype which was shot skyward and traveled over six miles into the air before returning to Earth for a landing attempt. Mike Wehner, BGR, "SpaceX launched another Starship prototype and it crashed… again," 30 Mar. 2021 The parish's unemployment numbers shot skyward in mid-2020 as businesses took stock and awaited further fallout from the pandemic. Andrew Canulette | Staff Writer,, "Not all business: St. Tammany Corp. CEO says balance is key to parish success in future," 11 Jan. 2021 The Falcon 9 that took off on Sunday and helped deliver a batch of 60 Starlink communications satellites into Earth orbit had already been sent skyward 8 times before. Mike Wehner, BGR, "SpaceX just set a ridiculous record," 16 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of skyward

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of skyward was in 1655

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15 Apr 2021

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“Skyward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of skyward

: toward the sky : up into the sky

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