Definitions for Cliff
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Cliff.
cliff, drop, drop-offnoun
a steep high face of rock
"he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"
A vertical (or near vertical) rock face.
A diminutive of the male given name Clifford.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: clivus, Lat. clif, cliof, Saxon.
The Leucadians did use to precipitate a man from a high cliff into the sea. Francis Bacon, Nat. History, №. 886.
Mountaineers, that from Severus came,
And from the craggy cliffs of Tetrica. John Dryden, Æn.
Where-ever ’tis so found scattered upon the shores, there is it as constantly found lodged in the cliffs thereabouts. John Woodward.
a high, steep rock; a precipice
Etymology: [AS. clif, cloef; akin to OS. klif, D. klif, klip, Icel. klif, Dan. & G. klippe, Sw. klippa; perh. orig. a climbing place. See Climb.]
In geography and geology, a cliff is a significant vertical, or near vertical, rock exposure. Cliffs are formed as erosion landforms due to the processes of erosion and weathering that produce them. Cliffs are common on coasts, in mountainous areas, escarpments and along rivers. Cliffs are usually formed by rock that is resistant to erosion and weathering. Sedimentary rocks most likely to form cliffs include sandstone, limestone, chalk, and dolomite. Igneous rocks such as granite and basalt also often form cliffs. An escarpment is a type of cliff, formed by the movement of a geologic fault, or a landslide. Most cliffs have some form of scree slope at their base. In arid areas or under high cliffs, these are generally exposed jumbles of fallen rock. In areas of higher moisture, a soil slope may obscure the talus. Many cliffs also feature tributary waterfalls or rock shelters. Sometimes a cliff peters out at the end of a ridge, with tea tables or other types of rock columns remaining. Coastal erosion may lead to the formation of sea cliffs along a receding coastline. The Ordnance Survey distinguishes between cliffs and outcrops.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
klif, n. (mus.). Same as Clef.
klif, n. a high steep rock: the steep side of a mountain.—adjs. Cliffed, Cliff′y, having cliffs: craggy. [A.S. clif; Dut. clif; Ice. klif.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
[from the Anglo-Saxon cleof]. A precipitous termination of the land, whatever be the soil. (See crag.)
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Cliff' in Nouns Frequency: #1834
The numerical value of Cliff in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Cliff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
The demand for commercial airline travel has fallen off a cliff, the pandemic is also delivering a body blow to our business.
They told me I only had 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week, i'm thinking maybe Cliff Booth does a movie about it and in the end the adults do the right thing.
They acted quickly, they found a way to get down the cliff, they put themselves at jeopardy... They administered CPR to the person in attempt to save a life.
The latest from this supposed democracy expert (and Jordanian prince) is to accuse President Trump of driving the U.S. democracy bus off a cliff. Apparently, Prince Zeid missed the civics lesson on the rule of law.
That means in the negotiations we have to look at those issues where failing to reach an agreement by 2020 would lead to another cliff-edge situation.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for Cliff
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- кліф, ўцёс, скалаBelarusian
- penya-segatCatalan, Valencian
- Klippe, FelsenGerman
- πρανές, γκρεμός, βουνοπλαγιά, κλιτύςGreek
- precipicio, acantilado, riscoSpanish
- kalliojyrkänne, jyrkänneFinnish
- hamar, klettur, bergFaroese
- klippeWestern Frisian
- creagScottish Gaelic
- cantil, acantiladoGalician
- klettur, berg, bjarg, hamarIcelandic
- costone, dirupo, crinale, scogliera, rupeItalian
- ფრიალო კლდე, ციცაბო კლდე, ხრამი, ქარაფი, ალპინისტის მთა, კლიფიGeorgian
- 절벽, 絶壁Korean
- klif, klipDutch
- penhasco, falésiaPortuguese
- pantă, faleză, stâncăRomanian
- утёс, клиф, скалаRussian
- hrid, литица, litica, хридSerbo-Croatian
- dahilig, duminding, dalisdisTagalog
- uçurum, yarTurkish
- скеля, кліфUkrainian
- vách đáVietnamese
Get even more translations for Cliff »
Find a translation for the Cliff definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Discuss these Cliff definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"Cliff." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Cliff>.