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Meaning of “horizon” in the English Dictionary

"horizon" in British English

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horizonnoun [S]

uk   us   /həˈraɪ.zən/
C2 the ​line at the ​farthestplace that you can ​see, where the ​skyseems to ​touch the ​land or ​sea: The ​moonroseslowly above the horizon. We could ​see a ​row of ​camelssilhouetted on the horizon.

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(Definition of horizon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"horizon" in American English

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horizonnoun

 us   /həˈrɑɪ·zən/
the ​place in the ​distance where the ​earth and ​skyseem to ​meet: [U] We ​watched the horizon as the ​sun set. A person’s horizons are the ​limit of that person’s ​ideas, ​knowledge, and ​experience: [pl] Spending her ​junioryearabroad has ​broadened her horizons.
(Definition of horizon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “horizon”
in Korean 지평선…
in Arabic أُفُق…
in Malaysian kaki langit…
in French horizon…
in Russian горизонт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地平線…
in Italian orizzonte…
in Turkish ufuk…
in Polish horyzont…
in Spanish horizonte…
in Vietnamese đường chân trời…
in Portuguese horizonte…
in Thai ขอบฟ้า…
in German der Horizont…
in Catalan horitzó…
in Japanese 地平線, 水平線…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地平线…
in Indonesian cakrawala…
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