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Definitions of horizon

  1. the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
  2. the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth
  3. a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land
  4. the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; " It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The unbroken line separating sky and water, as seen by an eye at a given elevation, no land being visible.
  8. The epoch or time during which a deposit was made.
  9. 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.
  10. A plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center; - called also rational celestial horizon.
  11. The circular line where the sky and earth or sea appear to meet; hence, the limit of one's mental vision.
  12. The circle bounding the view where the earth and sky appear to meet.
  13. Apparent junction of earth and sky; range of vision.
  14. The line where the earth or sea seems to meet the sky.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
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Quotes of horizon

  1. 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. – Paul Allen
  2. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon – Warren G. Bennis
  3. My to -do list is so long that it doesn't have an end; it has an event horizon – Craig Bruce
  4. Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road. – Dag Hammarskjold
  5. The disembodied spirit is immortal; there is nothing of it that can grow old or die. But the embodied spirit sees death on the horizon as soon as its day dawns. – Thomas Hobbes
  6. No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you. – Zora Neale Hurston
  7. I never expected to record again. I knew I had done everything I ever wanted to do. I was satisfied. But... all the time I'm watching the country music horizon And I'm sayin' 'Lord, is there anybody gonna come?' – Buck Owens
  8. A well -ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands. – William Lyon Phelps
  9. A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows. – John Powell
  10. I was not surprised by the results of the Horizon experiments, but I remain willing to observe and consider any and all other tests that are done under similarly precise conditions. – James Randi
  11. Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold. – W. Eugene Smith
  12. For some reason most critics have a hard time fixing their minds directly under their noses, and before they see the object that is there they use a telescope upon the horizon to see where it came from. – Allen Tate
  13. Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you. – William Makepeace Thackeray
  14. Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts. – Minor White
  15. Now I am discovering the world once more. England has widened my horizon – Stefan Zweig

Usage examples for horizon

  1. Far away across the ocean he could see a dim green light almost upon the horizon – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. For the solitude that has a sky and a horizon they know not how to wish. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  3. A little cloud, no bigger than a man's hand, had shown itself upon the horizon – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. God's circles are vast; we cannot take in His horizon – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  8. And so it had- the whole sea showing clear and bright, right away to the horizon – The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson
  9. 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
  10. She rose, and looked round the horizon Sky and water, nothing more. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  11. The latter did not turn round but danced away with his eyes on the horizon – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  12. 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
  13. You can see the smoke of a steamer on the horizon over there." – East of the Shadows by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
  14. They saw it against the north- eastern horizon – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  15. 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
  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. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. It is a great blessing to be born surrounded by a natural horizon – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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