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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cliff, drop, drop-offnoun

    a steep high face of rock

    "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop"

Wiktionary

  1. cliffnoun

    A vertical (or near vertical) rock face.

  2. Cliffnoun

    A diminutive of the male given name Clifford.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cliffnoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cliffnoun

    a high, steep rock; a precipice

  2. Cliffnoun

    see Clef

  3. 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.]

Freebase

  1. Cliff

    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

  1. Cliff

    klif, n. (mus.). Same as Clef.

  2. Cliff

    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

  1. cliff

    [from the Anglo-Saxon cleof]. A precipitous termination of the land, whatever be the soil. (See crag.)

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Cliff' in Nouns Frequency: #1834

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cliff in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cliff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Cliff in a Sentence

  1. Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun:

    The demand for commercial airline travel has fallen off a cliff, the pandemic is also delivering a body blow to our business.

  2. Brad Pitt:

    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.

  3. Bill Bender:

    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.

  4. Anne Bayefsky:

    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.

  5. Sabine Weyand:

    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.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. canopy
    • B. ignominy
    • C. tingle
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