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Synonyms for horizontal
ˌhɔr əˈzɒn tl, ˌhɒr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. horizontal(adj)

    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. horizontal(adj)

    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


  1. horizontal(noun)


  2. horizontal(adjective)

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


  3. horizontal(adjective)


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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. horizontal(a.)

    level, parallel to the horizon

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  1. Eugene Botkin:

    The day before yesterday, as I was calmly reading ... I saw a reduced vision of my son Yuri's face, but dead, in a horizontal position, his eyes closed.

  2. 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.

  3. Robert Frost:

    Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    Those who can’t stand perpendicular shouldn’t blame those who are on the horizontal position.

  5. James Carroll, O Magazine, October 2002:

    We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things…[but] there are times when we stop. We sit sill. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.

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