AskDefine | Define horizontal

Dictionary Definition

horizontal adj : parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface" [ant: vertical, inclined] n : something that is oriented horizontally

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (UK) /ˌhɒɹɪˈzɒntəl/, /%hQr@"zQnt@l/
  • (US) /ˌhɔːɹəˈzɑːntəl/, /%hO:r@"zA:nt@l/


  1. Pertaining to the horizon.
    • 1667: As when the Sun new ris'n / Looks through the Horizontal misty Air — John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 594-5
  2. Parallel to the plane of the horizon; level, flat.



parallel to the plane of the horizon



  1. horizontal



Extensive Definition

Horizontal may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

arrowlike, billiard table, bowling green, dead flat, dead level, dead straight, direct, earth, esplanade, even, flat, flatland, flattened, floor, flush, ground, homaloid, homaloidal, horizontal axis, horizontal fault, horizontal line, horizontal parallax, horizontal plane, horizontal projection, in a line, ledge, level, level line, level plane, lineal, linear, mean sea level, parterre, plain, plane, platform, prairie, prone, rectilineal, rectilinear, right, rolled, ruler-straight, sea level, sea of grass, smooth, smoothed out, smoothened, squashed, squashed flat, steppe, straight, straight-cut, straight-front, straight-side, streamlined, supine, table, tabloid, tabular, terrace, trodden, trodden flat, true, unbending, unbent, unbowed, unbroken, uncurved, undeflected, undeviating, undistorted, uninterrupted, unswerving, unturned, upright, vertical, water level
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