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Roget category 213

2. Words relating to space
2.2. Dimensions
›› 2.2.2. Linear dimensions

#213. Horizontality


horizontalityflatnesslevel, planestratum etc. 204dead level, dead flatlevel plane.
recumbency, lying down etc. v. — reclination, decumbencedecumbency, discumbencyproneness etc. adj. — accubation, supination, resupination, prostrationazimuth.
plain, floor, platform, bowling greencricket groundcroquet ground, croquet lawnbilliard tableterrace, estrade, esplanade, parterre.
[flat land area] table land, plateau, ledgebuttemesa (plain) 344.
[instrument to measure horizontality] level, spirit level.


be horizontal etc. adj. — lie, recline, couchlie down, lie flat, lie prostratesprawl, loll, sit down.
render horizontal etc. adj. — lay down, lay outlevel, flattenprostrate, knock down, floor, fell.


horizontal, level, even, planeflat etc. 251flat as a billiard table, flat as a bowling greenalluvialcalm, calm as a mill pondsmooth, smooth as glass.
recumbent, decumbent, procumbent, accumbentlying etc. v. — prone, supine, couchant, jacent, prostrate, recubant.


horizontally etc. adj. — on one's back, on all fours, on its beam ends.

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