horizon

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From Old French orizon, via Latin, from Ancient Greek ὁρίζων (horízōn), from ὅρος (hóros, boundary)

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horizon (plural horizons)

  1. The horizontal line that appears to separate the Earth from the sky.
    A tall building was visible on the horizon.
  2. The range or limit of one's knowledge, experience or interest.
    Some students take a gap year after finishing high school to broaden their horizons.
  3. (geology) A specific layer of soil or strata
  4. (archaeology, US) A cultural sub-period or level within a more encompassing time period.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin horizon, from Ancient Greek ὁρίζων (horízōn), from ὅρος (hóros, boundary).

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  • IPA(key): /ɔ.ʁi.zɔ̃/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: horizons
  • Hyphenation: ho‧ri‧zon

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horizon m (plural horizons)

  1. horizon

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Latin[edit]

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horīzon m (genitive horīzontis); third declension

  1. horizon

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative horīzon horīzontēs
genitive horīzontis horīzontum
dative horīzontī horīzontibus
accusative horīzontem horīzontēs
ablative horīzonte horīzontibus
vocative horīzon horīzontēs