Definitions for horizonhəˈraɪ zən
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horizon, apparent horizon, visible horizon, sensible horizon, skyline(noun)
the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
horizon, view, purview(noun)
the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
"It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"
a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land
horizon, celestial horizon(noun)
the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth
The horizontal line that appears to separate the Earth from the sky.
The range or limit of one's knowledge, experience or interest.
A specific layer of soil or strata
A cultural sub-period or level within a more encompassing time period.
Origin: From ὁρίζων, from ὅρος
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
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
a plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center; -- called also rational / celestial horizon
the unbroken line separating sky and water, as seen by an eye at a given elevation, no land being visible
the epoch or time during which a deposit was made
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
The horizon is the apparent line that separates earth from sky, the line that divides all visible directions into two categories: those that intersect the Earth's surface, and those that do not. At many locations, the true horizon is obscured by trees, buildings, mountains, etc., and the resulting intersection of earth and sky is called the visible horizon. When looking at a sea from a shore, the part of the sea closest to the horizon is called the offing. The word horizon derives from the Greek "ὁρίζων κύκλος" horizōn kyklos, "separating circle", from the verb ὁρίζω horizō, "to divide", "to separate", and that from "ὅρος", "boundary, landmark".
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