from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A high, steep, or overhanging face of rock.
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- n. A vertical (or nearly vertical) rock face.
- n. Obsolete form of clef.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A high, steep rock; a precipice.
- n. See clef.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The steep and rugged face of a rocky mass; a steep rock or headland; a precipice.
- n. A variant of clef.
- n. The strata of rock above or between the strata of coal.
- n. Hard chalk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a steep high face of rock
Here what they call a cliff was a crumbling bank of whitey-brown earth not fifty feet high.
It is well to specify that in the preceding remarks the term cliff ruin has been applied to small settlements, comprising generally less than four rooms, sometimes only one or two, and usually located on high and almost inaccessible sites.
The Cliff Ruins of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1894-95, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1897, pages 73-198
It's been said that the only good thing that comes of jumping off a cliff is the way the mind becomes wonderfully concentrated.
Whatever keeps you from throwing her out the window or throwing yourself off a cliff is the right thing to do! tomama Said,
Inspired by National Geographic wildlife filmmaker stories from the field, the 30 and 45 second brand spots recreate these extraordinary moments from narrowly escaping a treacherous fall while filming on a remote mountain cliff to wading through leech-infested waters in search of howler monkeys.
In Brooklyn, the beach just over the cliff is where Eilis comes on a Sunday afternoon, where she goes swimming with Jim Farrell and realises how much she likes him.
Watching the Liberals follow their socialist leader off the political cliff is wonderful.
You cannot predict the cliff from the flatness of the plateau.
Then one night, I dreamed I stood on top of a mountain cliff, near the edge.
The first thing you should do when you are at the edge of a cliff is to recognize that you are at the edge of a cliff.