Definition of Scree

1. Noun. A sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff.

Exact synonyms: Talus
Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation



Definition of Scree

1. n. A pebble; a stone; also, a heap of stones or rocky débris.

Definition of Scree

1. Noun. Loose stony debris on a slope. ¹

2. Noun. A slope of such material at the base of a cliff, etc. ¹

3. Verb. To flatten or level concrete, while still wet, and clear protruding stones and gravel from the surface. ¹

4. Verb. To traverse scree. ¹

5. Noun. A harsh high-pitched sound as of a hawk. ¹

6. Verb. To make a high-pitched sound like that of a hawk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scree

1. a mass of rocks at the foot of a slope [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scree

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scree (current term)
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screeching(a)

Literary usage of Scree

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1. Types of Scenery and Their Influence on Literature by Archibald Geikie (1898)
"... itself into craggy moorlands, with cliffs and comes and long trails of naked scree. For the purposes of the present Lecture, I will arrange the scenery ..."

2. The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense: In which the by Emanuel Swedenborg (1894)
"... "dragons" meaning those who adulterate goods and pervert them into evils, and " daughters of the scree:h-owl" those who do the same to truths. [23. ..."

3. The Clinical Journal (1905)
"... back azain. the bain and dun pushed cp. and т oc cas then get at the ganglion satis- I: it a scree thi-.g to subject a patient to two w±hr: a few days, ..."

4. Mountain Craft by Geoffrey Winthrop Young (1920)
"In so far as they are, or were, rock, moraine and scree may be called unsound. ... In traversing along scree slopes, if the scree is small, the one thing to ..."

5. The Analyst Application by SAS Institute (2003)
"Select Create scree plot. Figure 13.3 displays the scree Plot tab, ... Principal Components: Plots scree Plot OK Cancel Reset Help Figure 13.3. ..."

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