Meaning of HORIZON in English


noun the epoch or time during which a deposit was made.

2. horizon ·noun the unbroken line separating sky and water, as seen by an eye at a given elevation, no land being visible.

3. horizon ·noun a plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center;

— called also rational / celestial horizon.

4. horizon ·noun 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.

5. horizon ·noun 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.

6. horizon ·noun 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.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.