What does precipice mean?

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ˈprɛs ə pɪsprecipice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precipicenoun

    a very steep cliff

Wiktionary

  1. precipicenoun

    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. precipicenoun

    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. precipicenoun

    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. Precipicenoun

    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. Precipicenoun

    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.]

Freebase

  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. Mitchell Koger:

    Freedom thrives on the precipice of bondage. Believe in your strength.

  2. Tom Enders:

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

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    There are some moments in man’s life that looking back might cause him fall into the precipice! At those moments, man must just look forward!

  4. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    So you are lean and mean and resourceful and you continue to walk on the edge of the precipice because over the years you have become fascinated by how close you can walk without losing your balance.

  5. Steven Rosenthal:

    At the end of the day, I think they'd step back from the precipice and just tinker around with the current system, but you never know. We are living in strange times.

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