horizontal 

adjective 

at right angles to the vertical; parallel to level ground. 

flat or level:a horizontal position. 

being in a prone or supine position; recumbent:His bad back has kept him horizontal for a week. 

near, on, or parallel to the horizon. 

of or relating to the horizon. 

noun 

anything horizontal, as a plane, direction, or object. 

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OTHER WORDS FROM HORIZONTAL 

hor·i·zon·tal·i·ty  [hawr-i-zon-tal-i-tee, hor-], hor·i·zon·tal·ness, nounhor·i·zon·tal·ly, adverbsub·hor·i·zon·tal, adjectivesub·hor·i·zon·tal·ly, adverb 

WORDS NEARBY HORIZONTAL 

horizon, Horizon Club, Horizon Deep, horizon distance, horizonless, horizontal, horizontal bar, horizontal mobility, horizontal stabilizer, horizontal tasting, horizontal union 

WORDS RELATED TO HORIZONTAL 

even, flush, level, parallel, plane, regular, smooth, straight, uniform, accumbent, aligned, recumbent 

HOW TO USE HORIZONTAL IN A SENTENCE 

  • This capability was restored, she discovered, when the yeasts acquired bacterial versions of those genes via horizontal gene transfer. 
  • BY LOSING GENES, LIFE OFTEN EVOLVED MORE COMPLEXITY|VIVIANE CALLIER|SEPTEMBER 1, 2020|QUANTA MAGAZINE 
  • The miter saw is fully adjustable with easy to read markers and a 14-Inch expanded horizontal cutting capacity. 
  • MAKE EVERY PROJECT A BREEZE WITH THE RIGHT MITER SAW|POPSCI COMMERCE TEAM|AUGUST 26, 2020|POPULAR-SCIENCE 
  • As a matter of physics, rotation is required to produce horizontal or physical movement on pitches. 
  • WHAT REALLY GIVES LEFT-HANDED PITCHERS THEIR EDGE?|GUY MOLYNEUX|AUGUST 17, 2020|FIVETHIRTYEIGHT 
  • Interstellar horizontal gene transfer need not involve physical movement, but could enhance the fitness of any participating species. 

Horizontal 

adjective 

parallel to the plane of the horizon; level; flatCompare vertical (def. 1) 

of or relating to the horizon 

measured or contained in a plane parallel to that of the horizon 

applied uniformly or equally to all members of a group 

economics relating to identical stages of commercial activityhorizontal integration 

noun 

a horizontal plane, position, line, etc 

DERIVED FORMS OF HORIZONTAL 

horizontality or horizontalness, nounhorizontally, adverb 

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