Definitions for versantˈvɜr sənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•santˈvɜr sənt(n.)

  1. a slope of a mountain or mountain chain.

    Category: Geology

  2. the general slope of a country or region.

    Category: Geology

Origin of versant:

1850–55; < F

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mountainside, versant(noun)

    the side or slope of a mountain

    "conifer forests cover the eastern versant"

Wiktionary

  1. versant(Noun)

    a slope of a mountain or mountain ridge

  2. versant(Noun)

    the overall slope of a region

  3. versant(Adjective)

    experienced, practiced

  4. versant(Adjective)

    conversant

  5. Origin: From versant, present participle (used as a noun) of verser, from verso, frequentative of verto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Versant(adj)

    familiar; conversant

  2. Versant(noun)

    the slope of a side of a mountain chain; hence, the general slope of a country; aspect

Freebase

  1. Versant

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Translations for versant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mountain-side(noun)

the slope of a mountain

The avalanche swept the climbers down the mountain-side.

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