Definitions

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

  • noun A projecting landmass; a promontory.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The portion of the shore usually left outside of a protecting dike or embankment for the purpose of breaking the force of the waves.
  • noun In physical geography, low alluvial land added to the coast of the mainland by the action of the sea or of streams.
  • noun A promontory or cape; a point of land extending into the water some distance from the line of the shore; a headland: as, the North and South Foreland in Kent, England.
  • noun In fortification, a piece of ground between the wall of a place and the moat.

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

  • noun A promontory or cape; a headland.
  • noun (Fort.) A piece of ground between the wall of a place and the moat.
  • noun (Hydraul. Engin.) That portion of the natural shore on the outside of the embankment which receives the stock of waves and deadens their force.

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

  • noun A headland.
  • noun geology In plate tectonics, the zone adjacent to a mountain chain where material eroded from it is deposited.

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

  • noun land forming the forward margin of something
  • noun a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

Etymologies

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fore- +‎ land

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