American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A portion of bedrock or other stratum protruding through the soil level.
- v. To protrude above the soil, as rock formations.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The appearing at the surface of a stratum or series of strata, or of a vein or ore-deposit of any kind. The outcrop of a metalliferous vein or lode is frequently more or less concealed by the accumulation of partly decomposed material (see
gossan), the result of the decomposition and oxidation of the metalliferous part of the lode by atmospheric agencies. This is called by Cornish miners the broil. The outcrops of many veins, on the other hand, are very conspicuous, especially when the amount of ore present is small, quartz forming the predominating veinstone of a large proportion of the mineral deposits, and being very indestructible. The outcrops of the stratified formations depend on the amount of inclination of the beds. When these lie quite horizontal, there can be no outcropping edges of the strata, except when the formation has been cut into by erosion. The position on the surface of any outcrop depends, therefore, on the inclination of the bed or vein in question, and on the nature and amount of the erosion which has taken place See cut under dip.
- To crop out or up; specifically, in geology, to come out to the surface of the ground: said of strata.
- n. A piece of land that stands out (usually into water) from the land surrounding.
- n. A coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground.
- n. The part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground.
- v. geology To come out to the surface of the ground.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The coming out of a stratum to the surface of the ground.
- n. That part of inclined strata which appears at the surface; basset.
- v. (Geol.) To come out to the surface of the ground; -- said of strata.
- v. appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground
- n. the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
- out + crop, to appear on the surface. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In any event, the outcrop is hidden, and it seems remarkable how much it is hidden.”
“Right under the outcrop was a ﬂ at, sheltered bit where someone could have stood.”
“When the outcrop is the pure red sandstone, we can hope for little else but the desert spinifex.”
“Residents of the tiny volcanic outcrop, which is inhabited by descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers, have signed up to a three-year voluntary scheme which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and obesity.”
“The part of a reef showing above the surface is the "outcrop," which may appear either as a mass or "blow" of quartz, sometimes sixty feet in height, or as a solid wall or dyke which can be followed for perhaps five miles without a break; the direction in which it runs is known as its "strike.”
“With quartz "outcrop" that lay atop, now leveled to its edge,”
“He was on a thickly wooded terrace with a blank wall of "outcrop" on one side nearly as high as the pines which pressed close against it.”
“I can possibly blame my cross-lateralism for getting left and right mixed up, but definitely not for the use of the word 'outcrop' when I actually meant 'islet'.”
“outcrop," that is, the ore literally cropped out at the surface.”
“The target represents an outcrop which is highly mineralised over some 20 meters in length and one meter thickness (see Diagnos Inc.”
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