noun Etymology: Middle English orizon, from Late Latin horizont-, horizon, from Greek horizont-, horizōn, from present participle of horizein to bound, define, from horos boundary; perhaps akin to Latin urvum curved part of a plow Date: 14th century 1. a. the apparent junction of earth and sky b. the great circle on the celestial sphere formed by the intersection of the celestial sphere with a plane tangent to the earth's surface at an observer's position — see azimuth illustration c. range of perception or experience d. something that might be attained <
new horizons
2. a. the geological deposit of a particular time usually identified by distinctive fossils b. any of the reasonably distinct layers of soil or its underlying material in a vertical section of land c. a cultural area or level of development indicated by separated groups of artifacts • horizonal adjective

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  • horizon — [ ɔrizɔ̃ ] n. m. • orizon v. 1360; orizonte XIIIe; lat. horizon, mot gr., de horizein « borner » 1 ♦ Limite circulaire de la vue, pour un observateur qui en est le centre. La plaine s étend jusqu à l horizon. Le soleil descend sur l horizon,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Horizon — Ho*ri zon, n. [F., fr. L. horizon, fr. Gr. ? (sc. ?) the bounding line, horizon, fr. ? to bound, fr. ? boundary, limit.] 1. The line which bounds that part of the earth s surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent junction of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • horizon — HORIZON. s. m. L endroit où se termine nostre veuë, où le ciel & la terre semblent se joindre. On l appelle autrement l horizon sensible. Un horizon borné. horizon estendu. de cette colline on decouvre tout l horizon. Il signifie aussi parmi les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • horizon — late 14c., orisoun, from O.Fr. orizon (14c., Mod.Fr. horizon), earlier orizonte (13c.), from L. horizontem (nom. horizon), from Gk. horizon kyklos bounding circle, from horizein bound, limit, divide, separate, from horos boundary. The h was… …   Etymology dictionary

  • horizon — [hə rī′zən] n. [altered (after L) < ME orizont < OFr orizonte < L horizon < Gr horizōn (kyklos), the bounding (circle), horizon < prp. of horizein, to bound, limit < horos, boundary, limit, akin to L urvus, city boundary, orig …   English World dictionary

  • horizon — ► NOUN 1) the line at which the earth s surface and the sky appear to meet. 2) the limit of a person s mental perception, experience, or interest. 3) Geology & Archaeology a layer or level with particular characteristics or representing a… …   English terms dictionary

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