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Definition of Horizon

Horizon

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A plane parallel to the sensible horizon of a place, and passing through the earth's center; -- called also rational / celestial horizon.
  4. The unbroken line separating sky and water, as seen by an eye at a given elevation, no land being visible.
  5. The epoch or time during which a deposit was made.
  6. 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.

Horizon Quotations

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Christopher McCandless

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The cloud never comes from the quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it. - Elizabeth Gaskell
The cloud never comes from the quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it.
Elizabeth Gaskell

When you grow up by the sea, you spend a good deal of time looking at the horizon. You wonder what on Earth the waves might bring - and where the sea might deposit you - until one day you know you have lived between two places, the scene of arrival and the point of departure.
Andrew O'Hagan
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Horizon Translations

horizon in Dutch is kim, horizon, gezichtseinder
horizon in Finnish is horisontti
horizon in French is horizon
horizon in German is Horizont
horizon in Italian is orizzonte
horizon in Norwegian is horisont
horizon in Portuguese is horizonte
horizon in Spanish is horizonte
horizon in Swedish is horisont
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