Definitions

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

  • n. An upward thrust, especially of part of the earth's crust.
  • transitive v. To thrust or be thrusted upward. Used especially of the earth's crust.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an upward thrust
  • n. buoyancy
  • n. an upward movement of part of the Earth's crust
  • v. to thrust something upwards
  • v. to be thrust upwards

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thrust in an upward direction; in geology, an upheaval; an uplift.

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

  • n. (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)

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Examples

  • There were grim rock isles and islets beyond counting, dim snow-covered ranges beyond, and everywhere upstanding cliffs too steep for snow, outjuts of headlands, and pinnacles and slivers of rock upthrust from the boiling sea.

    Chapter 15

  • There were grim rock isles and islets beyond counting, dim snow - covered ranges beyond, and everywhere upstanding cliffs too steep for snow, outjuts of headlands, and pinnacles and slivers of rock upthrust from the boiling sea.

    Chapter 15

  • To cup the small, upthrust breasts, rubbing them to pebble hardness.

    Earl of Durkness

  • As long as the upthrust B is not aligned with the downthrust W and is at the side under the water, the ship will try to right itself to the original position.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Technically speaking: the upthrust and downthrust combination is equal to their force times the distance.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • I remember, oh, long ago when human kind was very young, that I made me a snare and a pit with a pointed stake upthrust in the middle thereof, for the taking of Sabre-Tooth.

    Chapter 21

  • The Rougon-Macquart – the group, the family, whom I propose to study – has as its prime characteristic the overflow of appetite, the broad upthrust of our age, which flings itself into enjoyments.

    Zola and Naturalism « Tales from the Reading Room

  • There was another picture of yet another almost acre of bodies with nary an inch of earth to be seen between them — they were packed so close — and strikingly, in the midst of it all was an upthrust, red-sleeved arm and hand.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Marvel at the view, a collision of tectonic plates that has created a craggy upthrust of granite and gneiss that will remind you of an immense jawline.

    Jackson Hole

  • Greg Von Doersten for The Wall Street Journal Marvel at the view at Jenny Lake, a collision of tectonic plates that has created a craggy upthrust of granite and gneiss that will remind you of an immense jawline.

    A Mountain Escape

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