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Meaning of PRECIPICE

Pronunciation:  'presupis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a very steep cliff
 

PRECIPICE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: cliff, drop, drop-off

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prec"i*pice\, n. [F. pr['e]cipice, L. praecipitium,
fr. praeceps, -cipitis, headlong; prae before + caput,
capitis, the head. See {Pre-}, and {Chief}.]
1. A sudden or headlong fall. [Obs.] --Fuller.

2. A headlong steep; a very steep, perpendicular, or
   overhanging place; an abrupt declivity; a cliff.

         Where wealth like fruit on precipices grew.
                                               --Dryden.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bluff, cliff, crag, crest, escarpment, face, hilltop, knoll, lofty peak, mountaintop, palisade, palisades, peak, pic, pico, pike, pinnacle, point, scar, scarp, spur, steep, summit, tor, wall
 

 

 

 

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