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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 ?
We'll get lost in buried cities, ride down raging torrents on a raft, fall over a cliff maybe and be rescued.
The mouth of that mine goes right into the face of the cliff, and they used to put us in a bucket and run us over on a trolley and shoot us into the shaft.
Arguments have no chance against petrified training; they wear it as little as the waves wear a cliff.
Two miles below Hornberg castle is a cave in a low cliff, which the captain of the raft said had once been occupied by a beautiful heiress of Hornberg--the Lady Gertrude-- in the old times.
We walked about on the cliff after that, and sat on the grass, and looked at things through a telescope - I could make out nothing myself when it was put to my eye, but I pretended I could - and then we came back to the hotel to an early dinner.
Cliff as came and built the big stables at the Warrens.
there, far away to the east, he saw a line of white that lay like smoke against the black surface of a cliff, and knew it for the waterfall beyond the royal town.
But before they could get into the Land of the Monkeys, they came to a steep cliff with a river flowing below.
These were the prime in order and in might; The rest were long to tell, though far renown'd, Th' IONIAN Gods, of JAVANS Issue held Gods, yet confest later then Heav'n and Earth Thir boasted Parents; TITAN Heav'ns first born With his enormous brood, and birthright seis'd By younger SATURN, he from mightier JOVE His own and RHEA'S Son like measure found; So JOVE usurping reign'd: these first in CREET And IDA known, thence on the Snowy top Of cold OLYMPUS rul'd the middle Air Thir highest Heav'n; or on the DELPHIAN Cliff, Or in DODONA, and through all the bounds Of DORIC Land; or who with SATURN old Fled over ADRIA to th' HESPERIAN Fields, And ore the CELTIC roam'd the utmost Isles.
They headed for a cliff by the shore--a cliff that ran down into deep water, and plunged into a dark hole at the foot of it, twenty fathoms under the sea.
The Prince did so, and gathered so much salt that he could hardly carry it; but Snati said, 'Throw it on my back,' which he accordingly did, and the Dog then ran on before the Prince, until they came to the foot of a steep cliff.
The cliff arose for several hundred feet on my right, and on my left was an equal and nearly perpendicular drop to the bottom of a rocky ravine.