AskDefine | Define skylight

Dictionary Definition

skylight n : a window in a roof to admit daylight [syn: fanlight]

User Contributed Dictionary



From sky + light



  1. A window, dome, or opening in the roof or ceiling, to admit natural light.
  2. Diffuse sky radiationsolar radiation reaching the earth's surface after having been scattered from the direct solar beam by molecules or suspensoids in the atmosphere


opening in the roof

Extensive Definition

Skylight may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

afterglow, air glow, bay, bay window, bow window, candescence, casement, casement window, ceiling, eaves, fan window, fanlight, flush, gleam, glint, gloss, glow, grille, housetop, incandescence, lancet window, lantern, lattice, light, louver window, luster, oriel, overhead, pane, penthouse, picture window, plafond, port, porthole, ridgepole, roof, roof garden, roof-deck, roofage, roofing, roofpole, rooftop, rooftree, rose window, sheen, shine, shingles, shininess, shining light, slates, sunset glow, tiles, top, transom, wicket, window, window bay, window glass, windowpane
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