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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cliff mean? 

CLIFF (noun)
  The noun CLIFF has 1 sense:

1. a steep high face of rock

  Familiarity information: CLIFF used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CLIFF (noun)

Sense 1cliff [BACK TO TOP]


A steep high face of rock

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)


cliff; drop-off; drop

Context examples:

he stood on a high cliff overlooking the town / a steep drop

Hypernyms ("cliff" is a kind of...):

formation; geological formation ((geology) the geological features of the earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cliff"):

crag (a steep rugged rock or cliff)

precipice (a very steep cliff)

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