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Definitions of horizon

  1. the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The circle which bounds that part of the earth's surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent junction of the earth and sky. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. The unbroken line separating sky and water, as seen by an eye at a given elevation, no land being visible. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The epoch or time during which a deposit was made. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Apparent junction of earth and sky; range of vision. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. [Greek] Soil layer of a more or less well-defined character; a layer of deposit characterised by definite fossil species and formed at a definite time. na
  18. A plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center; -- called also rational / celestial horizon. mso.anu.edu.au
  19. ho-r[=i]'zun, n. the circular line formed by the apparent meeting of the earth and sky--in astronomical phrase, the sensible, apparent, or visible horizon, as opposed to the astronomical, true, or rational horizon, the circle formed by a plane passing through the centre of the earth, parallel to the sensible horizon, and produced to meet the heavens: (geol.) a stratum marked by the presence of a particular fossil not found in the overlying or underlying beds: any level line or surface: the limit of one's experience or apprehension.--adj. HORIZON'TAL, pertaining to the horizon: parallel to the horizon: level: near the horizon: measured in a plane of the horizon.--n. HORIZONTAL'ITY.--adv. HORIZON'TALLY.--ARTIFICIAL HORIZON, a small trough containing quicksilver, the surface of which affords a reflection of the celestial bodies. [Fr.,--L.,--Gr. horiz[=o]n (kyklos), bounding (circle), horizein, to bound--horos, a limit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Line at which earth& sky appear to meet; apparent, sensible, visible, h., circle of contact with earth\'s surface of a cone whose vertex is at observer\'s eye; celestial, rational, true, h., great circle of the celestial sphere, plane of which passes through centre of earth& is parallel to that of sensible h. of a place; (fig.) limit of mental perception, experience, interest, &c. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. [Greek] The apparent junction of the earth and sky;—a plane passing through the eye of the spectator and at right angles to the vertical at a given place—called the sensible horizon;—a plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's centre—called also the rational or celestial horizon. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. The line that terminates the view. Complete Dictionary

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