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hor·i·zon·tal

 (hôr′ĭ-zŏn′tl, hŏr′-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or near the horizon.
2.
a. Parallel to or in the plane of the horizon.
b. At right angles to a vertical line.
3. Occupying or restricted to the same level in a hierarchy: a horizontal study of verbal ability; a horizontal transfer by an employee.
4. Medicine Of or relating to transmission of infection by contact with or physical proximity to an infected individual or fomite.
n.
Something, such as a line, plane, or object, that is horizontal.

[French, from Latin horizōn, horizont-, horizon; see horizon.]

hor′i·zon·tal′i·ty (-zən-tăl′ĭ-tē), hor′i·zon′tal·ness n.
hor′i·zon′tal·ly adv.

horizontal

(ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntəl)
adj
1. parallel to the plane of the horizon; level; flat. Compare vertical1
2. of or relating to the horizon
3. (Mathematics) measured or contained in a plane parallel to that of the horizon
4. applied uniformly or equally to all members of a group
5. (Economics) economics relating to identical stages of commercial activity: horizontal integration.
n
a horizontal plane, position, line, etc
ˌhorizonˈtality, ˌhoriˈzontalness n
ˌhoriˈzontally adv

hor•i•zon•tal

(ˌhɔr əˈzɒn tl, ˌhɒr-)

adj.
1. at right angles to the vertical; parallel to level ground.
2. flat or level: a horizontal position.
3. being in a prone or supine position; recumbent.
4. near, on, or parallel to the horizon.
5. measured or contained in a plane parallel to the horizon: a horizontal distance.
6. of or pertaining to a position or individual of similar status: horizontal mobility.
n.
7. anything horizontal, as a plane, direction, or object.
[1545–55; < Latin horizont-, s. of horizōn horizon + -al1]
hor`i•zon′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horizontal - something that is oriented horizontallyhorizontal - something that is oriented horizontally
orientation - position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
Adj.1.horizontal - parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface"
inclined - at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane"
vertical, perpendicular - at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a vertical camera angle"; "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab"; "measure the perpendicular height"

horizontal

adjective level, flat, plane, parallel, supine Swing the club back until it is horizontal.

horizontal

adjective
Translations
vodorovný
horisontalvandret
vaakasuora
vodoravan
vízszintes
láréttur
水平な
가로수평의
vodorovný
vodoraven
vågrät
แนวนอน
nằm ngang

horizontal

[ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntl]
A. ADJhorizontal
horizontal integrationintegración f horizontal
B. Nhorizontal f

horizontal

[ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntəl] adjhorizontal(e)

horizontal

adjwaag(e)recht, horizontal; horizontal lineWaag(e)rechte f, → Horizontale f

horizontal

:
horizontal bar
nReck nt
horizontal hold
n (TV) → Zeilenfang m, → Bildfang m

horizontal

[ˌhɒrɪˈzɒntl]
1. adjorizzontale
the shelf is horizontal to the floor → la mensola è parallela al pavimento

horizon

(həˈraizn) noun
the line at which the earth and the sky seem to meet. The sun went down below the horizon; A ship could be seen on the horizon.
horizontal (horiˈzontl) adjective
at right angles to vertical; parallel to the horizon; lying level or flat. a horizontal line; a horizontal surface.
ˌhoriˈzontally adverb

horizontal

أُفُقِيّ vodorovný horisontal horizontal οριζόντιος horizontal vaakasuora horizontal vodoravan orizzontale 水平な 수평의 horizontaal vannrett poziomy horizontal горизонтальный vågrät แนวนอน yatay nằm ngang 水平的

horizontal

n., a. horizontal;
___ positionposición acostada.

horizontal

adj horizontal
References in classic literature ?
We could find out whether they ran straight down, or were horizontal, like mole-holes; whether they had underground connections; whether the owls had nests down there, lined with feathers.
They were thick and almost horizontal, emphasizing the depth of her eyes.
Her bloom gave place to the paleness of death; her soft and melting eyes grew hard, and seemed contracting with horror; while those hands, which she had raised, clasped in each other, toward heaven, dropped in horizontal lines before her, the fingers pointed forward in convulsed motion.
They have used a horizontal breadth for a frieze, and that adds wonderfully to the confusion.
To be short, then, a whale is a spouting fish with a horizontal tail.
In profile, you plainly perceive that horizontal, semi-crescentic depression in the forehead's middle, which, in man, is Lavater's mark of genius.
They mistake their carriage and its horizontal lines for a proper measure of the normal plain, and therefore all the objects outside which really are in a horizontal position must show a disproportion of twenty to twenty-five degrees declivity, in regard to the mountain.
I knew my traveller with his broad and jetty eyebrows; his square forehead, made squarer by the horizontal sweep of his black hair.
On one side of the road rose a high, rough bank, where hazels and stunted oaks, with their roots half exposed, held uncertain tenure: the soil was too loose for the latter; and strong winds had blown some nearly horizontal.
Examined with attention, its capacity of helping such a look was to be found in the line of the mouth, and the lines of the orbits of the eyes, being much too horizontal and thin; still, in the effect of the face made, it was a handsome face, and a remarkable one.
We look into the glittering windows of the jewellers' shops; and I show Sophy which of the diamond-eyed serpents, coiled up on white satin rising grounds, I would give her if I could afford it; and Sophy shows me which of the gold watches that are capped and jewelled and engine-turned, and possessed of the horizontal lever- escape-movement, and all sorts of things, she would buy for me if she could afford it; and we pick out the spoons and forks, fish-slices, butter-knives, and sugar-tongs, we should both prefer if we could both afford it; and really we go away as if we had got them
The marshes were just a long black horizontal line then, as I stopped to look after him; and the river was just another horizontal line, not nearly so broad nor yet so black; and the sky was just a row of long angry red lines and dense black lines intermixed.