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{adj: angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wild} (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
"angry clouds on the horizon"
"furious winds"
"the raging sea"



{adj: circumpolar} (of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel
"a circumpolar star"

{adj: low-lying} having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level
"low-lying clouds"

{adj: risen} (of e.g. celestial bodies) above the horizon
"the risen sun"

{adj: 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"
<-> inclined, horizontal


{adv: clear, all the way} completely
"read the book clear to the end"
"slept clear through the night"
"there were open fields clear to the horizon"

{n: A-horizon, A horizon} the top layer of a soil profile; usually contains humus

{n: B-horizon, B horizon} immediately below the A-horizon; contains deposits of organic matter leached from surface soils

{n: C-horizon, C horizon} beneath the B-horizon and above the bedrock; consisting of weathered rock

{n: cloud} a cause of worry or gloom or trouble
"the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"

{n: column, tower, pillar} anything tall and relatively thin that approximates the shape of a column or tower
"the test tube held a column of white powder"
"a tower of dust rose above the horizon"
"a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"

{n: culmination} (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon

{n: depression} angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

{n: elevation, EL, altitude, ALT} angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

{n: geological horizon} a layer of rock with a particular composition (especially of fossils); for dating the stratum

{n: heat lightning} bright flashes of light near the horizon without thunder (especially on hot evenings); usually attributed to distant lightning that is reflected by clouds

{n: horizon, celestial horizon} the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth

{n: horizon, view, purview} the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
"It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"

{n: horizontal parallax} the maximum parallax observed when the celestial body is at the horizon

{n: horizon} a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land

{n: nacreous cloud, mother-of-pearl cloud} a luminous iridescent cloud at a high altitude that may be seen when the sun is a few degrees below the horizon

{n: solar halo, parhelic circle, parhelic ring} a luminous halo parallel to the horizon at the altitude of the sun; caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere

{n: vanishing point} the appearance of a point on the horizon at which parallel lines converge

{n: vertical circle} a great circle on the celestial sphere passing through the zenith and perpendicular to the horizon

{v: appear} come into sight or view
"He suddenly appeared at the wedding"
"A new star appeared on the horizon"
<-> disappear

{v: break} come into being
"light broke over the horizon"
"Voices broke in the air"

{v: cover, extend} span an interval of distance, space or time
"The war extended over five years"
"The period covered the turn of the century"
"My land extends over the hills on the horizon"
"This farm covers some 200 acres"

{v: perceive, comprehend} to become aware of through the senses
"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

{v: widen, broaden, extend} extend in scope or range or area
"The law was extended to all citizens"
"widen the range of applications"
"broaden your horizon"
"Extend your backyard"


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