Definitions of horizon

  1. the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth
  2. a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land
  3. the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; " It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"
  4. 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. 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. The unbroken line separating sky and water, as seen by an eye at a given elevation, no land being visible.
  7. The epoch or time during which a deposit was made.
  8. 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.
  9. A plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center; - called also rational celestial horizon.
  10. The circular line where the sky and earth or sea appear to meet; hence, the limit of one's mental vision.
  11. The circle bounding the view where the earth and sky appear to meet.
  12. Apparent junction of earth and sky; range of vision.
  13. The line where the earth or sea seems to meet the sky.
  14. A circle bounding the view where the earth and sky seem to meet, called the sensible horizon, as distinguished from the great circle parallel to it, the centre of which is the centre of the earth, called the rational horizon.
  15. The circular line where the earth and sky seem to meet, called the sensible horizon; the great circle dividing the visible and invisible heavens into two equal parts is called the rational horizon.

Usage examples for horizon

  1. Toward the west the sun burned over the water, making a wake of fire from the boat to the utmost horizon. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  2. A little cloud, no bigger than a man's hand, had shown itself upon the horizon. – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  3. The latter did not turn round but danced away with his eyes on the horizon. – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  4. Far away across the ocean he could see a dim green light almost upon the horizon. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. They saw it against the north- eastern horizon. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  6. God's circles are vast; we cannot take in His horizon. – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  7. In spite of the fact that we know that the sun and moon are not larger at the horizon than they are at the zenith, by optical illusion we continue to see them of larger size. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  8. I thought the moon generally appeared smaller as it rose further above the horizon, but now it was growing bigger every minute. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  9. The entire heavens were lighted from horizon to horizon, and then the light went out. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  10. The sun was wholly risen and the mountains had completely disappeared,- in the place where they had been was the sky of the horizon. – On Nothing & Kindred Subjects by Hilaire Belloc
  11. Did you ever notice that the snow at sunset does not seem to be white as you look across it to the horizon? – Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7) by Hugo B. Froehlich Bonnie E. Snow
  12. She rose, and looked round the horizon- Sky and water, nothing more. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  13. For the solitude that has a sky and a horizon they know not how to wish. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  14. It is a great blessing to be born surrounded by a natural horizon. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  15. To their infinite delight and surprise they again saw the disk of the sun on the edge of the horizon, and they all hastened back with the glad tidings. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598-99 by John Lothrop Motley
  16. An orange- coloured moon was pushing its way over the horizon, so close she could surely reach out her hands and touch it! – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  17. The sun had sunk behind the low line of the horizon when at length Daniel bid good- bye and mounted his camel. – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  18. You can see the smoke of a steamer on the horizon- over there." – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  19. Keep that star- see, the bright one close down to the horizon- keep it right in front of you all night. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine