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

  • n. A projecting land mass; a promontory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. In fortification, a piece of ground between the wall of a place and the moat.
  • n. The portion of the shore usually left outside of a protecting dike or embankment for the purpose of breaking the force of the waves.
  • n. In physical geography, low alluvial land added to the coast of the mainland by the action of the sea or of streams.

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

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


fore- +‎ land (Wiktionary)



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