promontory


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promontory
Cape Point promontory
Cape Town, South Africa

prom·on·to·ry

 (prŏm′ən-tor′ē)
n. pl. prom·on·to·ries
1. A high ridge of land or rock jutting out into a body of water; a headland.
2. Anatomy A projecting part.

[Latin prōmontorium, alteration (influenced by mōns, mont-, mount) of prōmunturium, probably from prōminēre, to jut out; see prominent.]

promontory

(ˈprɒməntərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Physical Geography) a high point of land, esp of rocky coast, that juts out into the sea
2. (Anatomy) anatomy any of various projecting structures
[C16: from Latin prōmunturium headland; related to prōminēre; see prominent]

prom•on•to•ry

(ˈprɒm ənˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a high point of land or rock projecting into water beyond the line of coast; headland.
2. a bluff, or part of a plateau, overlooking a lowland.
3. Anat. a prominent or protuberant part.
[1540–50; < Latin prōmontorium, prōmunturium, of unclear derivation]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.promontory - a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)promontory - a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
mull - a term used in Scottish names of promontories; "the Mull of Kintyre"
natural elevation, elevation - a raised or elevated geological formation
point - a promontory extending out into a large body of water; "they sailed south around the point"

promontory

noun point, cape, head, spur, ness (archaic), headland, foreland a promontory jutting out into the bay
Translations

promontory

[ˈprɒməntrɪ] Npromontorio m

promontory

[ˈprɒməntəri] npromontoire m

promontory

nVorgebirge nt, → Kap nt

promontory

[ˈprɒməntrɪ] npromontorio

promontory

(ˈproməntəri) plural ˈpromontories noun
a piece of land that projects from the coastline.

prom·on·to·ry

n. promontorio, elevación.
References in classic literature ?
Their house was in Wickham Place, and fairly quiet, for a lofty promontory of buildings separated it from the main thoroughfare.
When I had reached these, and walked over the moist, slippery sea-weed (at the risk of floundering into one of the numerous pools of clear, salt water that lay between them), to a little mossy promontory with the sea splashing round it, I looked back again to see who next was stirring.
Here is my promontory, and there is the sea--IT rolleth hither unto me, shaggily and fawningly, the old, faithful, hundred-headed dog-monster that I love