AskDefine | Define cliff

Dictionary Definition

cliff n : a steep high face of rock; "he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town"; "a steep drop" [syn: drop, drop-off]

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English

Etymology

clif.

Pronunciation

  • /klɪf/
  • Rhymes: -ɪf

Noun

  1. A vertical (or near vertical) rock face.

Synonyms

Translations

a (near) vertical rock face

Extensive Definition

Large and famous cliffs

The highest cliff in the solar system may be Verona Rupes, an approximately 20 km (12 mile) high fault scarp on Miranda, a moon of Uranus. The following is an incomplete list of cliffs of the world. (see also :Category:Cliffs)

Europe

Above Sea Above Land

North America

South America

Africa

Above Sea Above Land

References

cliff in Czech: Útes
cliff in Danish: Klint
cliff in German: Abhang
cliff in Esperanto: Klifo
cliff in Spanish: Acantilado
cliff in Estonian: Kalju
cliff in French: Falaise
cliff in Galician: Cantil
cliff in Hebrew: צוק
cliff in Ido: Klifo
cliff in Indonesian: Tebing
cliff in Italian: Scogliera
cliff in Dutch: Klip
cliff in Japanese: 崖
cliff in Korean: 절벽
cliff in Low German: Klint
cliff in Polish: Urwisko
cliff in Portuguese: Falésia
cliff in Slovak: Horský útes
cliff in Slovenian: Klif
cliff in Ukrainian: Скеля
cliff in Portuguese: falésia
cliff in Chinese: 悬崖
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