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Horizon meaning

horizon - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 3. The unbroken line separating sky and water, as seen by an eye at a given elevation, no land being visible.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center; - called also rational celestial horizon.
  6. 6. Apparent junction of earth and sky; range of vision.

horizon - examples of usage

  1. She had been up there and seen the world spread to the horizon. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. And the blank surface of the sea reaching everywhere to the empty horizon. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. And so it had- the whole sea showing clear and bright, right away to the horizon. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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