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Definition of Skyscraper


  1. A skysail of a triangular form.
  2. A name for the one of the fancy sails alleged to have been sometimes set above the skysail.
  3. A very tall building.
  4. Hence, anything usually large, high, or excessive.

Skyscraper Quotations

A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Like the skyscraper, the automobile, and the motion-picture palace, neon signs once symbolized popular hopes for a new era of technological achievement and commercial abundance. From the 1920s to the 1950s, neon-lit streets pulsed with visual excitement from Vancouver to Miami.
Virginia Postrel

As people flock to urban centers where ground space is limited, cities with green walls and roofs and skyscraper farms offer improved health and well-being, renewable resources, reliable food supply, and relief to the environment.
Diane Ackerman

I am sure that as a woman I can do a very good skyscraper.
Zaha Hadid

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
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Skyscraper Translations

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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