What does precipice mean?

Definitions for precipice
ˈprɛs ə pɪsprecipice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precipice(noun)

    a very steep cliff

Wiktionary

  1. precipice(Noun)

    A very steep cliff.

    Etymology: First attested in 1598, from *, from praeceps, from prae + caput. First meaning of the noun is recorded from 1632.

  2. precipice(Noun)

    The brink of a dangerous situation.

    to stand on a precipice

    Etymology: First attested in 1598, from *, from praeceps, from prae + caput. First meaning of the noun is recorded from 1632.

  3. precipice(Noun)

    A headlong fall or descent.

    Etymology: First attested in 1598, from *, from praeceps, from prae + caput. First meaning of the noun is recorded from 1632.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precipice(noun)

    a sudden or headlong fall

    Etymology: [F. prcipice, L. praecipitium, fr. praeceps, -cipitis, headlong; prae before + caput, capitis, the head. See Pre-, and Chief.]

  2. Precipice(noun)

    a headlong steep; a very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place; an abrupt declivity; a cliff

    Etymology: [F. prcipice, L. praecipitium, fr. praeceps, -cipitis, headlong; prae before + caput, capitis, the head. See Pre-, and Chief.]

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  1. Precipice

    "Precipice" is the second part of the third season premiere and 35th episode of the re-imagined American science fiction drama television series Battlestar Galactica. The episode was written by re-imagined creator Ronald D. Moore, and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan. It first aired on October 6, 2006 on the Sci-Fi Channel along with the preceding episode "Occupation". In "Precipice", the Cylons respond to the suicide attack in the previous episode by rounding up several civilians believed to be affiliated with the resistance, and later decide to have them executed. Meanwhile, Galactica is to send a squadron to meet with the resistance on New Caprica. Unlike most episodes, it does not include a survivor count. Since "Occupation" revolved around the resistance, "Precipice" focused more on the New Caprica Police and Jammer's role in it. The producers also decided to release the Sharon model imprisoned on Galactica. During the writing process, Moore included references to Seinfeld and The Great Escape. The episode was seen by 2.2 million viewers and received universal acclaim from critics. In addition, Moore's writing of the episode was nominated for an Emmy and Writers Guild of America awards.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Precipice

    pres′i-pis, n. a very steep place: any steep descent: a perpendicular bank or cliff.—adj. Precip′itous, like a precipice: very steep: hasty: rash.—adv. Precip′itously.—n. Precip′itousness. [Fr.,—L. præcipitiumpræceps, præcipitis, headlong—præ, before, caput, capitis, the head.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precipice in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precipice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of precipice in a Sentence

  1. Maria Ressa:

    We're at the precipice, if we fall over we're no longer a democracy.

  2. Franklin Graham:

    We're on the edge of a precipice, time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President.

  3. Fadel Gheit:

    Oil prices played a big part, but Petrobras has itself to blame too, it's a classic case of mismanagement and government interference. Low oil prices pushed them over the cliff, but they got to the precipice themselves.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In good times, we all want to drop anchor, to stop in time! But man is condemned to move till the far end of the precipice!

  5. Tom Enders:

    The UK's aerospace sector now stands at the precipice.

Images & Illustrations of precipice

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