crag


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crag

 (krăg)
n.
A steep rugged mass of rock projecting upward or outward.

[Middle English, from Welsh craig or Scottish Gaelic creagh.]

crag′ged (krăg′ĭd) adj.

Crag

(kræɡ)
n
(Geological Science) a formation of shelly sandstone in E England, deposited during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs

Crag

(kræɡ)
n
(Geological Science) a formation of shelly sandstone in E England, deposited during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs

Crag

(kræɡ)
abbreviation for
carbon reduction action group or carbon rationing action group: a small association of citizens whose members attempt to reduce their environmental impact and are penalized if they exceed an agreed carbon budget

crag

(kræg)

n.
1. a steep, rugged rock.
2. a rough, broken, projecting part of a rock.
[1275–1325; Middle English < British Celtic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crag - a steep rugged rock or cliffcrag - a steep rugged rock or cliff  
cliff, drop-off, drop - a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"

crag

noun rock, peak, bluff, pinnacle, tor, aiguille The castle sits on a rocky crag above the town.
Translations
صَخْرَه، جُرْف شَديد الأنْحِدار
útes
klippefremspringstejl klippe
hamar; klettur
stati uolauolėtas
klints
pečinaskala
sarp kaya

crag

[kræg] Npeñasco m, risco m

crag

[ˈkræg] nrocher m escarpé

crag

nFels m

crag

[kræg] nrupe f

crag

(krӕg) noun
a rough, steep mountain or rock.
ˈcraggy adjective
rocky; rugged, irregular.
References in classic literature ?
A rude noise broke on these fine ripplings and whisperings, at once so far away and so clear: a positive tramp, tramp, a metallic clatter, which effaced the soft wave-wanderings; as, in a picture, the solid mass of a crag, or the rough boles of a great oak, drawn in dark and strong on the foreground, efface the aerial distance of azure hill, sunny horizon, and blended clouds where tint melts into tint.
But, there remained a broken country, bold and open, a little village at the bottom of the hill, a broad sweep and rise beyond it, a church- tower, a windmill, a forest for the chase, and a crag with a fortress on it used as a prison.
Ivy mantled its sides in some places, and in others oaks and holly bushes, whose roots found nourishment in the cliffs of the crag, waved over the precipices below, like the plumage of the warrior over his steel helmet, giving grace to that whose chief expression was terror.
The bar silver is in the north cache; you can find it by the trend of the east hummock, ten fathoms south of the black crag with the face on it.
In winter and early spring he might generally be found in an earth amongst the rocks at the top of Bull Banks, under Oatmeal Crag.
The red cap of one of the sailors hung to a point of the rock and some timbers that had formed part of the vessel's keel, floated at the foot of the crag.
He was a horrid creature, not like a human being at all, but resembling rather some crag that stands out boldly against the sky on the top of a high mountain.
They accord with the nature of such scenery, and add much to its romantic effect; bounding like goats from crag to crag, often trooping along the lofty shelves of the mountains, under the guidance of some venerable patriarch with horns twisted lower than his muzzle, and sometimes peering over the edge of a precipice, so high that they appear scarce bigger than crows; indeed, it seems a pleasure to them to seek the most rugged and frightful situations, doubtless from a feeling of security.
Once a man has set his heart and soul on getting to a certain point, if he has to climb the crag, he climbs the crag; if he has to walk in the mire -
The Curator brought out a huge book of photos and showed him that very place, perched on its crag, overlooking the gigantic valley of many-hued strata.
Verily it is neither-but beware how thou lettest the rope slip too rapidly through thy fingers; for should the wicker-work chance to hang on the projection of Yonder crag, there will be a woful outpouring of the holy things of the sanctuary.
At one point was an isolated pyramidal rock, crowned by a great tree, which appeared to be separated by a cleft from the main crag.