horizontal

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English[edit]

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Borrowed from French horizontal.

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horizontal (comparative more horizontal, superlative most horizontal)

  1. perpendicular to the vertical; parallel to the plane of the horizon; level, flat
  2. (marketing) relating to horizontal markets
  3. (archaic) pertaining to the horizon
    • 1667: As when the Sun new ris'n / Looks through the Horizontal misty Air — John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 594-5
  4. (wine tasting) involving wines of the same vintages but from different wineries
  5. (music) Of an interval: having the two notes sound successively.
    Synonyms: linear, melodic
    Antonym: vertical

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horizontal (plural horizontals)

  1. a horizontal component of a structure
  2. (geology) horizon
  3. a Tasmanian shrub or small tree whose main trunk tends to lean over and grow horizontally, Anodopetalum biglandulosum

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from English horizontal; the -al adjectival suffix is neither native to Albanian, nor was it borrowed from Latin earlier on.

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horizontal m (feminine horizontale)

  1. horizontal

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Asturian[edit]

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horizontal (epicene, plural horizontales)

  1. horizontal
    Antonym: vertical

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from Latin horizōn (horizon) + -ālis (suffix forming adjectives from nouns).

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horizontal (feminine singular horizontale, masculine plural horizontaux, feminine plural horizontales)

  1. horizontal
    Antonym: vertical

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Galician[edit]

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horizontal m or f (plural horizontais)

  1. horizontal
    Antonym: vertical

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German[edit]

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horizontal (not comparable)

  1. horizontal
    Synonyms: waagrecht, waagerecht
    Antonyms: vertikal, senkrecht

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Portuguese[edit]

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horizontal m or f (plural horizontais, not comparable)

  1. horizontal
    Antonym: vertical

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Spanish[edit]

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  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /oɾiθonˈtal/, [oɾiθõn̪ˈt̪al]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /oɾisonˈtal/, [oɾisõn̪ˈt̪al]

Adjective[edit]

horizontal (plural horizontales)

  1. horizontal
    Antonym: vertical
  2. landscape (a mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer than the vertical sides; in smartphones)
    Antonym: vertical

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