Definitions

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

  • noun A steep rugged mass of rock projecting upward or outward.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The neck; the throat; the scrag.
  • noun The craw.
  • noun A steep, rugged rock; a rough, broken rock, or projecting part of a rock.
  • noun In geology, certain strata of Pliocene age occurring in the southeastern counties of England.

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

  • noun A steep, rugged rock; a rough, broken cliff, or point of a rock, on a ledge.
  • noun (Geol.) A partially compacted bed of gravel mixed with shells, of the Tertiary age.
  • noun obsolete The neck or throat.
  • noun The neck piece or scrag of mutton.

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

  • noun A rocky outcrop.

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

  • noun a steep rugged rock or cliff

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Welsh craig or Scottish Gaelic creagh.]

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Of uncertain Celtic origin; compare Scots craig, Scottish Gaelic creag, Irish creag, Welsh craig, Manx creg.

Examples

  • The music and musicians at Zakopane's second annual On The Heights chamber music festival were intoxicating, the weather was so free of clouds that you could see the great mountain crag that towers 2000 meters above the city, reachable only by ski lift, cable car and climbers.

    Laurence Vittes: The Musical Beauty of Zakopane

  • The music and musicians at Zakopane's second annual On The Heights chamber music festival were intoxicating, the weather was so free of clouds that you could see the great mountain crag that towers 2000 meters above the city, reachable only by ski lift, cable car and climbers.

    Laurence Vittes: The Musical Beauty of Zakopane

  • The music and musicians at Zakopane's second annual On The Heights chamber music festival were intoxicating, the weather was so free of clouds that you could see the great mountain crag that towers 2000 meters above the city, reachable only by ski lift, cable car and climbers.

    Laurence Vittes: The Musical Beauty of Zakopane

  • The music and musicians at Zakopane's second annual On The Heights chamber music festival were intoxicating, the weather was so free of clouds that you could see the great mountain crag that towers 2000 meters above the city, reachable only by ski lift, cable car and climbers.

    Laurence Vittes: The Musical Beauty of Zakopane

  • The music and musicians at Zakopane's second annual On The Heights chamber music festival were intoxicating, the weather was so free of clouds that you could see the great mountain crag that towers 2000 meters above the city, reachable only by ski lift, cable car and climbers.

    Laurence Vittes: The Musical Beauty of Zakopane

  • The music and musicians at Zakopane's second annual On The Heights chamber music festival were intoxicating, the weather was so free of clouds that you could see the great mountain crag that towers 2000 meters above the city, reachable only by ski lift, cable car and climbers.

    Laurence Vittes: The Musical Beauty of Zakopane

  • At the local level, one's home represented the center as well, a microcosm of ordered space. 31 One of the adages recorded by Sahagún, otimatoiavi, otimetepexiuj, "thou hast cast thyself into the torrent ... from the crag," is said of someone who has crossed into the periphery with his or her behavior, one "who has placed [themselves] in danger ... who brings about that which is not good."

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • We get down to Riverside, around 84th Street, coming upon the massive rock right next to a playground, what could almost be called a crag if it was a little bigger and sharper.

    Venomous

  • We get down to Riverside, around 84th Street, coming upon the massive rock right next to a playground, what could almost be called a crag if it was a little bigger and sharper.

    Venomous

  • The first to reach the crag was a brawny brave whose eagle feather was stained scarlet as a token of chieftainship.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

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