horizon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /həˈɹaɪzən/
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Noun[edit]

horizon (plural horizons)

  1. The visible horizontal line or point (in all directions) that appears to connect the Earth to the sky.
    Synonyms: skysill, skyline
    A tall building was visible on the horizon.
  2. (figuratively) 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. The range or limit of any dimension in which one exists.
    • 2003, Miguel de Beistegui, Thinking with Heidegger: Displacements, →ISBN, page 157:
      Only mortality, this irreducible and primordial horizon, that very horizon which, in Being and Time, Heidegger so compellingly revealed as the unsurpassable and defining possibility, remains.
  4. (geology) A specific layer of soil or strata
  5. (archaeology, chiefly US) A cultural sub-period or level within a more encompassing time period.
  6. Any level line or surface.
  7. (chess) The point at which a computer chess algorithm stops searching for further moves.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin horizōn, from Ancient Greek ὁρίζων (horízōn), from ὅρος (hóros, boundary).

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horizon m (plural horizonten or horizonnen)

  1. horizon
    Synonyms: kim, einder

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin horizōn, from Ancient Greek ὁρίζων (horízōn), from ὅρος (hóros, boundary).

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horizon m (plural horizons)

  1. horizon

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὁρίζων (horízōn).

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horizōn m (genitive horizontis); third declension

  1. horizon

Declension[edit]

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative horizōn horizontēs
Genitive horizontis horizontum
Dative horizontī horizontibus
Accusative horizontem horizontēs
Ablative horizonte horizontibus
Vocative horizōn horizontēs

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: horitzó
  • Dutch: horizon
  • English: horizon
  • French: horizon
  • Galician: horizonte
  • German: Horizont

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