Meaning of HORIZON in English


ho ‧ ri ‧ zon /həˈraɪz ə n/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Late Latin ; Origin: Greek , from horizein 'to limit' ]

1 . the horizon the line far away where the land or sea seems to meet the sky

on the horizon

We could see a ship on the horizon.

► Do not say ‘in the horizon’. Say on the horizon .

2 . horizons [plural] the limit of your ideas, knowledge, and experience

broaden/expand sb’s horizons

a course of study that will broaden your horizons

3 . on the horizon to seem likely to happen in the future:

Business is good now, but there are a few problems on the horizon.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.