ho·​ri·​zon·​less | \ hə-ˈrī-zᵊn-ləs How to pronounce horizonless (audio) \

Definition of horizonless

1a : having no horizon
2 : hopeless

Examples of horizonless in a Sentence

a horizonless array of opportunities for a young, ambitious person at the new company
Recent Examples on the Web The world of this Macbeth feels as horizonless as the king-to-be’s prospects. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 15 Jan. 2022 In front of us, there is nothing but horizonless blue ocean. James Nestor, Scientific American, 12 Feb. 2018 The austere landscape surrounding Albuquerque finds its way into his light-filled, horizonless canvases, soaked in the palette of the Southwest. Julia Couzens, sacbee, 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of horizonless

circa 1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of horizonless was circa 1839

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horizon coordinate


horizon system of coordinates

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“Horizonless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horizonless. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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