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Synonyms for horizontal
ˌhɔr əˈzɒn tl, ˌhɒr-hor·i·zon·tal

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  1. horizontalnoun


  2. horizontaladjective

    perpendicular to the vertical; parallel to the plane of the horizon; level, flat.


  3. horizontaladjective


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. horizontal

    Horizontal signifies in the direction of or parallel to the horizon. For practical purposes level and horizontal are identical, tho level, as the more popular word, is more loosely used of that which has no especially noticeable elevations or inequalities; as, a level road. Flat, according to its derivation from the Anglo-Saxon flet, a floor, applies to a surface only, and, in the first and most usual sense, to a surface that is horizontal or level in all directions; a line may be level, a floor is flat; flat is also applied in a derived sense to any plane surface without irregularities or elevations, as a picture may be painted on the flat surface of a perpendicular wall. Plane applies only to a surface, and is used with more mathematical exactness than flat. The adjective plain, originally the same word as plane, is now rarely used except in the figurative senses, but the original sense appears in the noun, as we speak of "a wide plain." We speak of a horizontal line, a flat morass, a level road, a plain country, a plane surface (especially in the scientific sense). That which is level may not be even, and that which is even may not be level; a level road may be very rough; a slope may be even.

    even, flat, level, plain, plane

    broken, hilly, inclined, irregular, rolling, rough, rugged, slanting, sloping, uneven

Princeton's WordNet

  1. horizontaladjective

    something that is oriented horizontally

    plumb, diagonal, skew, pitched, low-pitched, aslant, unsloped, high-pitched, perpendicular, canted, sloped, slanting, sloping, upright, monoclinal, skewed, sidelong, tipped, upended, salient(ip), inclined, leaning, vertical, tilted, aslope, slanted, atilt

  2. horizontaladjective

    parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line

    "a horizontal surface"

    tilted, diagonal, high-pitched, monoclinal, slanted, upended, low-pitched, skew, atilt, skewed, plumb, perpendicular, sloping, sidelong, vertical, aslope, upright, salient(ip), pitched, inclined, unsloped, slanting, aslant, canted, leaning, sloped, tipped

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. horizontaladjective

    level, parallel to the horizon

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  1. Chief Financial Officer Daniel Gonzalez:

    We have extended the length of the horizontal sections from 1,200 meters to 1,500 meters, and are now in the process of further extending them up to 2,000 meters.

  2. Robert Weiss:

    It is worth people considering that our children are growing up with a different neurological development than we did, they’re growing up with multiple devices and using forms of communication before they can even use the language. So who they’re going to be is very different from us; they’re going to have much faster ways of switching to one topic to another. In some ways, relationships are like that for young people, which is they’re not as deep and vertical but horizontal.

  3. Jasper Johns (lithographer), Newsweek, Oct. 24, 1977 - page 42.:

    I liked New York when it was an up-and-down city for me, low streets and high buildings. But then, for me, it grew horizontal---monotonous.

  4. Ashwin Vasavada:

    The bulk of Mount Sharp is kind of a horizontal layer cake that built up over time.

  5. Mark Clawson:

    Most of them( lava bombs) arc high in the air, but every now and again there's one that gets shot like a rifle, more horizontal and that's what happened here.

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