A name for the one of the fancy sails alleged to have been sometimes set above the skysail.
A very tall building.
Hence, anything usually large, high, or excessive.
From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind. Ayn Rand
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Doing a house is so much harder than doing a skyscraper. Philip Johnson
I am sure that as a woman I can do a very good skyscraper. Zaha Hadid
The skyscraper style first advocated by Louis Sullivan - a tower of strongly vertical character with clear definitions among base, shaft, and crown - has remained remarkably consistent throughout the history of this building type. Martin Filler
skyscraper in French is gratte ciel, gratte-ciel
skyscraper in German is Wolkenkratzer
skyscraper in Italian is grattacielo, grattacielo
skyscraper in Spanish is rascacielos
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