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cliff

 (klĭf)
n.
A high, steep, or overhanging face of rock.

[Middle English clif, from Old English.]

cliff′y adj.

cliff

(klɪf)
n
(Physical Geography) a steep high rock face, esp one that runs along the seashore and has the strata exposed
[Old English clif; related to Old Norse kleif, Middle Low German klēf, Dutch klif; see cleave2]
ˈcliffy adj

cliff

(klɪf)

n.
a high, steep rock face; precipice.
[before 900; Middle English clif, Old English, c. Old Saxon, Old Norse klif, Old High German klep]
cliff′like`, adj.

cliff

A steep, erosion-resistant rock face, as in gorges and on some coasts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cliff - a steep high face of rockcliff - a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"
crag - a steep rugged rock or cliff
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
precipice - a very steep cliff

cliff

noun rock face, overhang, crag, precipice, escarpment, scarp, face, scar, bluff The car rolled over the edge of a cliff.
Related words
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Translations
جُرْفجُرف، مُنْحَدَر صَخْري
útes
klintklippeskrænt
kalliojyrkänne
litica
hamar, klettaveggur
낭떠러지
skardis
klints
pečina
klippa
หน้าผา
kayalıksarp kayalıkuçurum
vách đá

cliff

[klɪf]
A. N (= sea cliff) → acantilado m; [of mountain etc] → risco m, precipicio m
B. CPD cliff dweller N (US) (fig) persona que habita en un bloque

cliff

[ˈklɪf] nfalaise fcliff face cliff-face [ˈklɪffeɪs] nflanc m de falaise

cliff

nKlippe f; (along coast also) → Kliff nt; (inland also) → Felsen m; the cliffs of Cornwalldie Kliffküste Cornwalls; the cliffs of Doverdie Felsen von Dover

cliff

:
cliff dweller
n vorgeschichtlicher Höhlenbewohner im Colorado-Cañon
cliffhanger
nSuperthriller m (inf)
cliffhanging
adj conclusionspannungsgeladen
clifftop
nFelskuppe f; a house on a cliffein Haus oben auf einem Felsen
adj cliff walkSpaziergang mauf der Felskuppe; cliff sceneryFelsenlandschaft f

cliff

[klɪf] nscogliera, rupe f

cliff

(klif) noun
a high steep rock, especially one facing the sea.

cliff

جُرْف útes klippe Klippe γκρεμός precipicio kalliojyrkänne falaise litica scogliera 낭떠러지 klif klippe urwisko penhasco скала klippa หน้าผา kayalık vách đá 悬崖
References in classic literature ?
To my right the bottom of the cliff was lost in the dense foliage of the forest, which terminated at its very foot, rearing its gorgeous foliage fully a thousand feet against its stern and forbidding neighbour.
There is an electric drill with plenty of waterproof cable to reach from the ship's dynamos to the cliff-top when the Toreador is anchored at a safe distance from shore, and there is sufficient half-inch iron rod to build a ladder from the base to the top of the cliff.
Had he been awake, he would have commanded a view, not only of the short arm of the road and the jutting rock, but of the entire profile of the cliff below it.
But if ever a sprinter broke into smithereens all world's records it was I that day when I fled before those hide-ous beasts along the narrow spit of rocky cliff between two narrow fiords toward the Sojar Az.
Our cave was the highest of all on the cliff, and we crept to the mouth and peered down.
Three archers he slew in three giant strokes, but Sir Oliver flung his arms round him, and the two, staggering and straining, reeled backwards and fell, locked in each other's grasp, over the edge of the steep cliff which flanked the hill.
It was a narrow strip of sand at the base of a part of the cliff that seemed lower than any we had before scanned.
Cliff as came and built the big stables at the Warrens.
Instead of beholding a verdant country, interspersed with fine houses, a straight line of yellowish cliff brought to our minds the coast of Patagonia.
Both pinnacle and cliff were comparatively low--some five or six hundred feet, I should think.
The day was unusually fine till the afternoon, when some of the gossips who frequent the East Cliff churchyard, and from the commanding eminence watch the wide sweep of sea visible to the north and east, called attention to a sudden show of `mares tails' high in the sky to the northwest.
So to avoid any danger she always used to feed on a high cliff near the sea, with her sound eye looking towards the land.