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.

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Named for its rocky, Anastasia limestone shoreline, during high tide the ocean breaks against the rocks and sends the saltwater up to 50 feet skyward. Catie Wegman,, "Picture perfect: 12 South Florida spots that are sure to make you Instagram famous," 9 July 2019 The president spoke facing the crowd, looking out at the Washington Monument pointing skyward in the background. Madeleine Joung, Time, "Trump's 'Salute to America' Highlighted a Contradiction in His Presidency," 5 July 2019 Its sharp focus on Morgan’s frame, her pinky pointed skyward. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Depth of Field: Alex Morgan and the Politics of Women in Celebration," 4 July 2019 Our peppy Sheltie dog circled it, barking each time children bounced skyward. Beth Thames |,, "Bloom where you are planted," 26 June 2019 The influence of science on the cultural realm steered our gaze skyward to the infinite, or downward to the elemental. Globe Staff,, "Brave new worlds, on view at the Mead Art Museum," 14 June 2019 Many pointed their cameras skyward to catch the not-too-frequent sight and share their snapshots on social media. J.r. Gonzales, Houston Chronicle, "Houstonians get their cameras out as double rainbow appears over city," 6 June 2019 From the seasonal Bok Bar, Center City and points north jut skyward. Michael Klein,, "This South Philly bar has a killer happy hour and free parking," 4 June 2019 Another twitch of the game controls makes the man spring up, his four-pixel fist pointed skyward. Quanta Magazine, "Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of skyward

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of skyward

: toward the sky : up into the sky

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