What does outcrop mean?

Definitions for outcropˈaʊtˌkrɒp; ˌaʊtˈkrɒp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word outcrop.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outcrop, outcropping, rock outcrop(verb)

    the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land

  2. outcrop(verb)

    appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground

    "Big boulders outcropped"


  1. outcrop(Noun)

    A piece of land that stands out (usually into water) from the land surrounding.

  2. outcrop(Noun)

    A coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground.

  3. outcrop(Noun)

    The part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground.


  1. Outcrop

    An outcrop is a visible exposure of bedrock or ancient superficial deposits on the surface of the Earth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outcrop

    owt′krop, n. the appearance, at the surface, of a layer of rock or a vein of metal, caused by tilting or inclination of the strata: the part of a layer which appears at the surface of the ground.—v.i. to appear at the surface.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outcrop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outcrop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jodi Magness:

    He cut back the entire rocky outcrop in order to enshrine that [ loculus ] within the rotunda [ of the church ], all that was left was the base of the single loculus.

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