horizontal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French horizontal.

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AdjectiveEdit

horizontal (comparative more horizontal, superlative most horizontal)

  1. Perpendicular to the vertical; parallel to the plane of the horizon; level, flat.
    horizontal lines
  2. (marketing) Relating to horizontal markets
  3. (archaic) Pertaining to the horizon.
  4. (wine) Involving wines of the same vintages but from different wineries.
  5. (music, of an interval) Having the two notes sound successively.
    Synonyms: linear, melodic
    Antonym: vertical
  6. (sex, euphemistic) Relating to sexual intercourse.
    • 2020 February 2, Mariella Frostrup, “One is a great guy; the other is good in bed. So who do I choose?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Comparing a man who inspires you intellectually and makes you laugh with a guy who fulfils all your horizontal desires means you’re not comparing like with like.

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horizontal (plural horizontals)

  1. A horizontal component of a structure.
  2. (geology) Horizon.
  3. A Tasmanian shrub or small tree whose main trunk tends to lean over and grow horizontally, Anodopetalum biglandulosum

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from English horizontal; the -al adjectival suffix is neither native to Albanian, nor was it borrowed from Latin earlier on.

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horizontal m (feminine horizontale)

  1. horizontal

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AsturianEdit

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horizontal (epicene, plural horizontales)

  1. horizontal
    Antonym: vertical

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FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Derived from Latin horizōn (horizon) + -ālis (suffix forming adjectives from nouns).

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horizontal (feminine horizontale, masculine plural horizontaux, feminine plural horizontales)

  1. horizontal
    Antonym: vertical

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GalicianEdit

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horizontal m or f (plural horizontais)

  1. horizontal
    Antonym: vertical

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GermanEdit

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horizontal (strong nominative masculine singular horizontaler, not comparable)

  1. horizontal
    Synonyms: waagrecht, waagerecht
    Antonyms: vertikal, senkrecht

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -al, (Brazil) -aw
  • Hyphenation: ho‧ri‧zon‧tal

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horizontal m or f (plural horizontais, not comparable)

  1. horizontal
    Antonym: vertical

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /oɾiθonˈtal/, [o.ɾi.θõn̪ˈt̪al]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /oɾisonˈtal/, [o.ɾi.sõn̪ˈt̪al]

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horizontal (plural horizontales)

  1. horizontal
    Antonym: vertical
  2. landscape (a mode of printing where the horizontal sides are longer than the vertical sides; in smartphones)
    Antonym: vertical

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