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Life rarely presents fully finished photographs. An image evolves, often from a single strand of visual interest - a distant horizon, a moment of light, a held expression.
Sam Abell

Meaning of "horizon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HORIZON

From Latin, from Greek horizōn kuklos limiting circle, from horizein to limit, from horos limit.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HORIZON

horizon  [həˈraɪzən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HORIZON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Horizon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HORIZON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

horizon

Horizon

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".

Definition of horizon in the English dictionary

The first definition of horizon in the dictionary is Also called: visible horizon, apparent horizon. the apparent line that divides the earth and the sky. Other definition of horizon is Also called: sensible horizon. the circular intersection with the celestial sphere of the plane tangential to the earth at the position of the observer. Horizon is also Also called: celestial horizon. the great circle on the celestial sphere, the plane of which passes through the centre of the earth and is parallel to the sensible horizon.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HORIZON


arisen
əˈrɪzən
bedizen
bɪˈdaɪzən
brazen
ˈbreɪzən
citizen
ˈsɪtɪzən
cloison
ˈklɔɪzən
denizen
ˈdɛnɪzən
diapason
ˌdaɪəˈpeɪzən
dizen
ˈdaɪzən
glazen
ˈɡleɪzən
greisen
ˈɡraɪzən
mizen
ˈmɪzən
mizzen
ˈmɪzən
netizen
ˈnɛtɪzən
orison
ˈɒrɪzən
poison
ˈpɔɪzən
prison
ˈprɪzən
raisin
ˈreɪzən
risen
ˈrɪzən
spiegeleisen
ˈspiːɡəlˌaɪzən
venison
ˈvɛnɪzən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HORIZON

horde
hordein
hordeolum
Hordern
Horeb
horehound
hori
horiatiki
horizonal
horizonless
horizons
horizontal
horizontal bar
horizontal mobility
horizontal stabilizer
horizontal union
horizontality
horizontally
horizontalness
horkey

WORDS THAT END LIKE HORIZON

A horizon
apparent horizon
artificial horizon
B horizon
C horizon
celestial horizon
Deepwater Horizon
event horizon
gyro horizon
on the horizon
sensible horizon
visible horizon

Synonyms and antonyms of horizon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HORIZON»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «horizon» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of horizon

Translation of «horizon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HORIZON

Find out the translation of horizon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of horizon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «horizon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

地平线
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

horizonte
570 millions of speakers

English

horizon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्षितिज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أُفُق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

горизонт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

horizonte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দিগন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

horizon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ufuk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Horizont
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地平線
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수평선
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jangkah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chân trời
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடிவானத்தில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्षितीज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ufuk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

orizzonte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

horyzont
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

горизонт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

orizont
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ορίζοντας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

horison
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

horisont
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

horisont
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of horizon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HORIZON»

The term «horizon» is very widely used and occupies the 2.610 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HORIZON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «horizon» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «horizon» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about horizon

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10 QUOTES WITH «HORIZON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word horizon.
1
Sam Abell
Life rarely presents fully finished photographs. An image evolves, often from a single strand of visual interest - a distant horizon, a moment of light, a held expression.
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Sam Abell
'Woman on the Plaza,' with its distinct horizon, snow-like surfaces, wintry wall, stunning sunlight, sharp shadows, and hurrying figure, would become the most biographical of my photographs - an abstract image of the landscape and life of northern Ohio where I grew up and first practiced photography.
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Paul Allen
In my own work, I've tried to anticipate what's coming over the horizon, to hasten its arrival, and to apply it to people's lives in a meaningful way.
4
Neil Armstrong
It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it.
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Warren Bennis
Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line.
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Warren Bennis
The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon.
7
Hal Borland
October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.
8
Avery Brooks
One of the reasons that I accepted, once asked to do Star Trek, was to give a single child a chance to see the long thought, to see themselves some 400 years hence. It occurred to me that we must ensure that we keep in front of children the ever-changing horizon.
9
Craig Bruce
My to-do list is so long that it doesn't have an end; it has an event horizon.
10
John Bruton
The time horizon may be too long for sole reliance on market solutions - but perhaps the inventiveness of the financial services industry will prove me wrong that point!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HORIZON»

Discover the use of horizon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to horizon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Lost Horizon
Four people are transported to the dream-like world of Shangri-La where life is eternal and civilization refined.
James Hilton, 1960
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Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the ...
Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, which led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe on the Gulf Coast.
Bob Cavnar, 2010
3
Blue Horizon
In this spellbinding new novel, the next generation of Courtneys are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, travelling along the infamous 'Robber's Road'.
Wilbur Smith, 2008
4
Receding Horizon Control: Model Predictive Control for State ...
Examples and exercises allow you to practise as you go with MATLAB® files for the solution of selected examples. Students following masters and doctoral courses in control will find this book an excellent companion to tuition and research.
Wook Hyun Kwon, Soo Hee Han, 2006
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Horizon
As hope emerges from beneath the wastelands of California, Cass Dollar must overcome the worst of what's inside her to defeat the Beaters once and for all. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Sophie Littlefield, 2012
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The Origins of the Horizon in Husserl’s Phenomenology
This volume is the first book-length analysis of the problematic concept of the ‘horizon’ in Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology, as well as in phenomenology generally.
Saulius Geniusas, 2012
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Horizon: Greg Johns Sculptures-1977-2002
The story is told by noted Adelaide writer and art critic, John Neylon of the Art Gallery of South Australia.
John Neylon, Greg Johns, 2002
8
Hope's Horizon: Three Visions For Healing The American Land
Three Visions For Healing The American Land Chip Ward. First enunciated and then written into German environmental law in the s, the Precautionary Principle appeared on the world stage at the Earth Summit in Rio deJaneiro, Brazil, ...
Chip Ward, 2013
9
Scratching the Horizon: A Surfing Life
In Scratching the Horizon, Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family's stamp.
Izzy Paskowitz, Daniel Paisner, 2012
10
Earth Horizon
In her autobiography, published in 1932, Austin speaks frankly about her life while also commenting on the events and decisions that formed and influenced her life and writing.
Mary Austin, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HORIZON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term horizon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Horizon Zero Dawn and the Importance of Single-Player Open …
Perhaps the most tantalizing tidbit, though, is the fact that barring “certain social features,” Horizon Zero Dawn is being built as a single-player ... «PlayStation LifeStyle, Jul 15»
2
Live video: NASA's New Horizons flyby of Pluto
Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream. RELATED: • For MIT professor, excitement of Pluto flyby has been building for years. «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
3
New Horizon Pluto pictures reveal icy mountains | AL.com
Scientists unveiled new photographs of Pluto and its moons today showing large, icy mountains on the planet's surface. The mountain range ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
4
Horizon City to begin construction on bond projects - KFOX …
HORIZON CITY, Texas -- People living in Horizon City are in store for improvements more than a year in the works. Voters approved a $15 ... «KFOX El Paso, Jul 15»
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Pinellas agrees to $9.5 million deal with BP to settle Deepwater …
... set to receive $9.5 million to settle its claim against BP and other defendants in a lawsuit stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. «Tampabay.com, Jul 15»
6
First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN) Analyst Rating Update
First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN): 12 Brokerage firm Analysts have agreed with the mean estimate for the short term price target ... «Money Flow Index, Jul 15»
7
FBI — Cyber Criminal Forum Taken Down
The Shrouded Horizon investigation against the Darkode cyber criminal forum involved law enforcement agencies in 20 countries. «Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jul 15»
8
Earnings for First Horizon National Expected to Fall - Forbes
First Horizon National is expected to report lower second-quarter earnings on Friday, July 17, 2015. Analysts are expecting a 38% drop in ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
9
Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ:HZNP) Analyst Rating Update …
Analysts at Zacks have given a short term rating of hold on Horizon Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:HZNP) with a rank of 3. The company has received ... «Insider Trading Report, Jul 15»
10
Another Round Of Storms On The Horizon | WQAD.com
Overnight lows will drop down in the mid-60s tonight, leaving things feeling a little cool. Clouds will begin to build in as storms approach from ... «WQAD.com, Jul 15»

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