Definition of


  1. (noun, location) the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
  2. (noun, attribute) the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
  3. (noun, location) a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land
  4. (noun, location) the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth

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Alternate forms of Horizon

Hyponyms: geological horizon, soil horizon

Hypernyms: ambit, compass, great circle, line, orbit, range, reach, scope, stratum

Origin of the word Horizon

  1. late 14c., from O.Fr. orizon (14c.), earlier orizonte (13c.), from L. horizontem (nom. horizon), from Gk. horizon kyklos "bounding circle," from horizein "bound, limit, divide, separate," from horos "boundary." The h- was restored 17c. in imitation of Latin. Horizontal (1550s) originally meant "relating to or near t… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Horizon

harijan, harken, harrison, harsh on, harshen, hearken, heroism, hieracium, hircine, hiroshima, horace mann, horseman, horsewoman, hurricane

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