from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or near the horizon.
- adj. Parallel to or in the plane of the horizon.
- adj. At right angles to a vertical line.
- adj. Occupying or restricted to the same level in a hierarchy: a horizontal study of verbal ability; a horizontal transfer by an employee.
- n. Something, such as a line, plane, or object, that is horizontal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. perpendicular to the vertical; parallel to the plane of the horizon; level, flat.
- adj. Pertaining to the horizon.
- n. A horizontal component of a structure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or near, the horizon.
- adj. Parallel to the horizon; on a level.
- adj. Measured or contained in a plane of the horizon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the horizon.
- Parallel to the horizon; at right angles to the direction of gravity at any station; being on a level; not vertical nor inclined: as, a horizontal line or surface; a horizontal position.
- Measured or contained in a plane of the horizon: as, horizontal distance.
- In figured bass, a dash under a note indicating that the tones of the last figured chord are to be continued without regard to the tone of the bass.
- n. In craniometry, the line drawn from the lower edge of the orbital cavity to the middle of the ear-cavity.
- n. Anodopetalum biglandulosum, a Tasmanian plant of the family Cunoniaceæ, which sometimes forms a tree 60–70 feet high, with a trunk 4 feet in circumference.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line
- n. something that is oriented horizontally
The machine had no vertical rudder, but they fitted it, in front, with what they called a horizontal rudder, that is, an elevator.
He works in an analogous universe, building what he calls the "horizontal of power," a jab at Putin's "vertical of power."
I think seeing how much breadth someone's had, and their appetite for not just vertical career ladders, but their appetite for what I call the horizontal experiences, where it wasn't always just about a title or the next layer up.
The strips are easy to read, following a standard grid in horizontal format with an over-arching banner inspired by classic Sunday comics.
If review confirms a loss of separation - FAA regulations require that planes be separated by at least three miles in horizontal distance or 1,000 feet in altitude - it is logged in the official count for the facility as an operational error or a pilot error.
The lacerations occurred oftenest in horizontal lines, though there were perpendicular lines as well.
Yglesian hipsters would separate us from creation by penning us into Babel-like towers of concrete and steel that we must get to and from in horizontal pens of modern train technology.
This week's New Scientist contains a fascinating article which explains that, due to horizontal gene transfer, the evolution of life does not necessarily possess a tree-like, branching structure, but can also contain horizontal links, when different species exchange genetic material, and loops when two different species coalesce.
OK, I'll throw my 2 cents in ... horizontal launch.
It is in this context that Occupy's refusal to submit to a vertical leadership structure can be seen as not just an expression of horizontal political ideology, but is in fact a move of innovative strategic brilliance.