from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The line along which the surface of the earth and the sky appear to meet; the horizon.
  • n. The outline of a group of buildings or a mountain range seen against the sky.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The line at which the earth and sky meet, horizon.
  • n. The horizontal silhouette of a city or building against the sky.
  • v. To outline something against the sky.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
  • n. the outline of objects seen against the sky


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sky +‎ line.



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