precipice

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prec·i·pice

 (prĕs′ə-pĭs)
n.
1. An overhanging or extremely steep mass of rock, such as a crag or the face of a cliff.
2. The brink of a dangerous or disastrous situation: on the precipice of defeat.

[French précipice, from Latin praecipitium, from praeceps, praecipit-, headlong; see precipitate.]

precipice

(ˈprɛsɪpɪs)
n
1. (Physical Geography)
a. the steep sheer face of a cliff or crag
b. the cliff or crag itself
2. a precarious situation
[C16: from Latin praecipitium steep place, from praeceps headlong]
ˈprecipiced adj

prec•i•pice

(ˈprɛs ə pɪs)

n.
1. a cliff with a vertical, nearly vertical, or overhanging face.
2. a situation of great peril.
[1590–1600; < Middle French < Latin praecipitium steep place =praecipit- (s. of praeceps) steep, headlong]
prec′i•piced, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.precipice - a very steep cliffprecipice - a very steep cliff      
cliff, drop-off, drop - a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"

precipice

noun cliff, crag, rock face, cliff face, height, brink, bluff, sheer drop, steep cliff, scarp The path had sheer rock on one side and a precipice on the other.
Translations
جُرْف، هاويَه
propast
stejl klippe
òverhnípi
skardingasstatus
krauja
prepad

precipice

[ˈpresɪpɪs] Nprecipicio m, despeñadero m

precipice

[ˈprɛsɪpɪs] nprécipice m

precipice

n (lit, fig)Abgrund m

precipice

[ˈprɛsɪpɪs] nprecipizio
on the edge of a precipice → sull'orlo del precepizio

precipice

(ˈpresipis) noun
a steep cliff.
precipitous (priˈsipitəs) adjective
very steep.