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out·crop

 (out′krŏp′)
n. or out·crop·ping (out′krŏp′ĭng)
A portion of bedrock or other stratum protruding through the soil level.
intr.v. (out-krŏp′) out·cropped, out·crop·ping, out·crops
To protrude above the soil, as rock formations.

[out + crop, to appear on the surface.]

outcrop

n
1. (Geological Science) part of a rock formation or mineral vein that appears at the surface of the earth
2. an emergence; appearance
vb (intr) , -crops, -cropping or -cropped
3. (Geological Science) (of rock strata, mineral veins, etc) to protrude through the surface of the earth
4. (Geological Science) another word for crop out

out•crop

(n. ˈaʊtˌkrɒp; v. ˌaʊtˈkrɒp)

n., v. -cropped, -crop•ping. n.
1.
a. a cropping out, as of a stratum or vein at the surface of the earth.
b. the exposed portion of such a stratum or vein.
2. something that emerges suddenly or violently in the manner of an outcrop; outbreak.
v.i.
3. to crop out, as strata.
[1760–70]

out·crop

(out′krŏp′)
An area of visible bedrock that is not covered with soil.

outcrop


Past participle: outcropped
Gerund: outcropping

Imperative
outcrop
outcrop
Present
I outcrop
you outcrop
he/she/it outcrops
we outcrop
you outcrop
they outcrop
Preterite
I outcropped
you outcropped
he/she/it outcropped
we outcropped
you outcropped
they outcropped
Present Continuous
I am outcropping
you are outcropping
he/she/it is outcropping
we are outcropping
you are outcropping
they are outcropping
Present Perfect
I have outcropped
you have outcropped
he/she/it has outcropped
we have outcropped
you have outcropped
they have outcropped
Past Continuous
I was outcropping
you were outcropping
he/she/it was outcropping
we were outcropping
you were outcropping
they were outcropping
Past Perfect
I had outcropped
you had outcropped
he/she/it had outcropped
we had outcropped
you had outcropped
they had outcropped
Future
I will outcrop
you will outcrop
he/she/it will outcrop
we will outcrop
you will outcrop
they will outcrop
Future Perfect
I will have outcropped
you will have outcropped
he/she/it will have outcropped
we will have outcropped
you will have outcropped
they will have outcropped
Future Continuous
I will be outcropping
you will be outcropping
he/she/it will be outcropping
we will be outcropping
you will be outcropping
they will be outcropping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outcropping
you have been outcropping
he/she/it has been outcropping
we have been outcropping
you have been outcropping
they have been outcropping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outcropping
you will have been outcropping
he/she/it will have been outcropping
we will have been outcropping
you will have been outcropping
they will have been outcropping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outcropping
you had been outcropping
he/she/it had been outcropping
we had been outcropping
you had been outcropping
they had been outcropping
Conditional
I would outcrop
you would outcrop
he/she/it would outcrop
we would outcrop
you would outcrop
they would outcrop
Past Conditional
I would have outcropped
you would have outcropped
he/she/it would have outcropped
we would have outcropped
you would have outcropped
they would have outcropped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.outcrop - the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding landoutcrop - the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
belay - something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured
outthrust - an outcropping of rock that extends outward
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
Verb1.outcrop - appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground; "Big boulders outcropped"
appear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
Translations
(geol) wychodnia

outcrop

[ˈaʊtkrɒp]
A. Nafloramiento m
B. VIaflorar

outcrop

[ˈaʊtkrɒp] n [rock] → affleurement m

outcrop

n
(Geol) an outcrop (of rock)eine Felsnase
(fig: of riots etc) → (plötzlicher) Ausbruch

outcrop

[ˈaʊtˌkrɒp] naffioramento
References in classic literature ?
Tudor, at the time, was lying in a stupor with fever in a late camp five miles away, the main camp having moved on those five miles in order to prospect an outcrop of likely quartz.
He even climbed over the canon-lip to look along the brow of the hill for signs of the outcrop.
Likewise Michael came to know what Harley Kennan never did know and always denied as existing on his ranch--the one rocky outcrop, in the dense heart of the mountain forest, where a score of rattlesnakes denned through the winters and warmed themselves in the sun.
An occasional outcrop of rock, an occasional wood, an occasional "forest," treeless and brown, all hinted at wildness to follow, but the main colour was an agricultural green.
The swede-field in which she and her companion were set hacking was a stretch of a hundred odd acres, in one patch, on the highest ground of the farm, rising above stony lanchets or lynchets--the outcrop of siliceous veins in the chalk formation, composed of myriads of loose white flints in bulbous, cusped, and phallic shapes.
The purpose of the program was to evaluate historical references to pegmatite outcrops on the Blue Sky Jackpot Lithium Property and to take samples to establish if the referenced pegmatites are lithium bearing.
Ed Hough, a geologist with the British Geological Survey, said: "Large outcrops of the particular sandstone exposed at Runcorn are surprisingly rare, which is why the excellent outcrop at Frogsmouth was chosen.
Within the Wubin project numerous outcrops with a significant iron content have been identified in rock chip sampling of targets defined by the Magnetic's recent aeromagnetic surveysf.
Based on mammalian faunas published from other Fleming outcrops and mammalian biostratigraphy (Albright 1998), it appears that this particular outcrop (in the lower part of the Fleming Formation) likely is within the Hemingfordian North American Land Mammal Age in the early Miocene.
Hynek of the University of Colorado in Boulder then compared infrared and visible-light images of those rocks with images of light-toned outcrops extending hundreds of kilometers to the north, east, and west.
Granite outcrops typical to the Canadian Shield, steep valley corridors, mature hardwood forests, picturesque natural waterfalls, winding cold-water creeks and magnificent vistas are all integrated into a design that emphasizes playability while maintaining environmental sensitivity.
New pictures from a NASA spacecraft orbiting the planet show layered geological outcrops that look remarkably like the liquid chocolate used to make real Mars bars.