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skyward

[skahy-werd]
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adverb
  1. Also sky·wards. toward the sky.
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adjective
  1. directed toward the sky.
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Origin of skyward

First recorded in 1575–85; sky + -ward
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Examples from the Web for skyward

Historical Examples

  • She was thinking, 'Skyward's in Bond Street used to have lovely lace.

    The Country House

    John Galsworthy

  • The skyward lift is only to be found in the Gothic; it is of the very spirit of the race.

  • And even the women she met unconsciously assisted her skyward.

  • In his desperation he cocked the weapon, and pointing it skyward pulled the trigger.

  • We did not know how soon the lightning might send us all skyward.


British Dictionary definitions for skyward

skyward

adjective
  1. directed or moving towards the sky
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adverb
  1. Also: skywards towards the sky
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