Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A high, steep, or overhanging face of rock.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A variant of clef.
  • noun The steep and rugged face of a rocky mass; a steep rock or headland; a precipice.
  • noun The strata of rock above or between the strata of coal.
  • noun Hard chalk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.), obsolete See clef.
  • noun A high, steep rock; a precipice.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a North American swallow (Petrochelidon lunifrons), which builds its nest against cliffs; the eaves swallow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A vertical (or nearly vertical) rock face.
  • noun music Obsolete form of clef.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a steep high face of rock

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English clif, from Old English.]

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Old English clif.

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  • "...commission + substantial equity earn-in after 90-day cliff."

    January 25, 2007