Definition of skyward in English:

skyward

adverb

  • Towards the sky:

    ‘flames were now shooting skyward’
    • ‘And the euro, which had been in virtual free-fall, leapt skywards.’
    • ‘Unexpectedly, out of instinct, I suppose, his gaze turned skywards.’
    • ‘Later on, as she was making dinner, she paused mid-stir with the wooden spatula deep into the Quorn mince and looked wistfully skywards.’
    • ‘Sodden and anxious, riverbank dwellers gazed skywards as the heavens opened.’
    • ‘I looked skywards and enquired loudly of The Man who gives us such weather: ‘Is this some kind of sick joke?’’
    • ‘Wages raced skywards as companies fought to retain staff.’
    • ‘Reporters, microphones in hand, gazed skywards.’
    • ‘After the US invasion of Kuwait in 1990, prices shot skywards.’
    • ‘The burst of flash illuminates a mass of arms raised, index fingers and little fingers pointing skywards, in the time-honoured rock salute.’
    • ‘Thousands of visitors craned their necks skywards to watch skilful displays by the owners of the painstakingly-built giant model aircraft.’
    • ‘We made our way past the little lake, stocked with dead trees, their branches reaching skywards through leftover mist.’
    • ‘Achaeus gazed skywards, hoping to ingrain the images into his memory forever.’
    • ‘I rose skywards like a water-moth for the sun, emerged and strapped on my diving gear for my next oceanic clear-cut.’
    • ‘First it seems to suffocate everything, then it dances skywards up the stage tower.’
    • ‘He looked skywards, imploring silently to the heavens above, hoping for divine inspiration.’
    • ‘The two-inch high flower appears to have a thumb and three fingers, one pointing skywards.’
    • ‘Taiyou embraced the girl for a few moments, turning her head skywards towards the Eternal Star.’
    • ‘Doubling curves are nearly flat for a long time, then voom, they take off skywards in a hot second.’
    • ‘For as his hind legs collapsed beneath him he seemed to tower upwards like a huge rock toppling, his trunk reaching skywards like a tree.’
    • ‘The steep slopes of the valley floor rise majestically skywards to provide the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.’
    up, upward, uphill, towards a higher level, to the top
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adjective

  • Moving or directed towards the sky:

    ‘the city was heavily guarded by skyward laser batteries’
    • ‘It's an exhilarating experience: crisp, high-altitude air, fresh powder, the search for grip as the snow makes a skyward plume in your wake.’
    • ‘But Irish motorists have been spared the worst effects of oil prices' skyward journey.’
    rising, ascending, climbing, mounting
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Pronunciation

skyward

/ˈskʌɪwəd/