cliff

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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
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On entering the harbour, a perfectly horizontal white band, in the face of the sea cliff, may be seen running for some miles along the coast, and at the height of about forty-five feet above the water.
They had the appearance of old sea cliffs; here and there were small clumps of conifers, and in two places tall cascades.
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It has one of the best sea cliff climbs on Anglesey, great diving just offshore and also lots of marine mammals, sea birds, land birds and other wildlife to watch for hours on end from the cliff tops.
Cutting back of a sea cliff by wave action is responsible for the growth of the two types of shore platforms, whereas no appreciable recession occur on plunging cliffs.