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Definitions of horizon

  1. the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A plane passing through the eye of the spectator and at right angles to the vertical at a given place; a plane tangent to the earth's surface at that place; called distinctively the sensible horizon. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The unbroken line separating sky and water, as seen by an eye at a given elevation, no land being visible. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The epoch or time during which a deposit was made. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The chief horizontal line in a picture of any sort, which determines in the picture the height of the eye of the spectator; in an extended landscape, the representation of the natural horizon corresponds with this line. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center; - called also rational celestial horizon. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The circular line where the sky and earth or sea appear to meet; hence, the limit of one's mental vision. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The circle bounding the view where the earth and sky appear to meet. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Apparent junction of earth and sky; range of vision. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The line where the earth or sea seems to meet the sky. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A circle bounding the view where the earth and sky seem to meet, called the sensible horizon, as distinguished from the great circle parallel to it, the centre of which is the centre of the earth, called the rational horizon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The circular line where the earth and sky seem to meet, called the sensible horizon; the great circle dividing the visible and invisible heavens into two equal parts is called the rational horizon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for horizon

  1. Keep that star- see, the bright one close down to the horizon keep it right in front of you all night. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  2. Far away across the ocean he could see a dim green light almost upon the horizon – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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