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Definition of horizon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    horizon

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//həˈraɪzn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//həˈraɪzn//
     
    Coastlines and the sea, Sky
     
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  1. 1the horizon [singular] the furthest that you can see, where the sky seems to meet the land or the sea The sun sank below the horizon. A ship appeared on the horizon. See related entries: Coastlines and the sea, Sky
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] the limit of your desires, knowledge or interests She wanted to travel to broaden her horizons. The company needs new horizons now.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin horizon, from Greek horizōn (kuklos) ‘limiting (circle)’.Extra examples Her trips to Asia have broadened her cultural horizons. His horizons didn’t stretch beyond his next game. I watched the pale sun climb over the horizon. It is hoped that the course will open up new horizons for students. Land was still out of sight beyond the horizon. My first trip to the theatre broadened my cultural horizons. The captain scanned the horizon for any sign of other vessels. The moon was rising over the horizon. The sea stretched away to the distant horizon. The sun was sinking rapidly below the western horizon. Their horizons were limited to events within the town community. They had become aware of possibilities beyond their own limited horizons.Idioms likely to happen soon There's trouble looming on the horizon.

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