Definition of "horizontal" []

  • Of, relating to, or near the horizon. (adjective)
  • Parallel to or in the plane of the horizon. (adjective)
  • At right angles to a vertical line. (adjective)
  • Occupying or restricted to the same level in a hierarchy: a horizontal study of verbal ability; a horizontal transfer by an employee. (adjective)
  • Something, such as a line, plane, or object, that is horizontal. (noun)
  • Parallel to the plane of the horizon; level; flat (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of or relating to the horizon (adjective)
  • Measured or contained in a plane parallel to that of the horizon (adjective)
  • Applied uniformly or equally to all members of a group (adjective)
  • Relating to identical stages of commercial activity (adjective)
  • A horizontal plane, position, line, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "horizontal" in a sentence
  • "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."