|Definition||:||A portmanteau of ‘ver’itas (Latin for truth) and hor‘izon’|
|Category||:||Business Companies & Corporations|
What does Verizon mean?
Verizon Communications Inc. is a global broadband and telecommunications company and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.It started in 1983 as Bell Atlantic. In 2000, Bell Atlantic acquired former independent phone company GTE, and adopted the name “Verizon”, a portmanteau of veritas and horizon, which rhymes with horizon.