Definition of Precipice

1. Noun. A very steep cliff.

Generic synonyms: Cliff, Drop, Drop-off
Derivative terms: Precipitous



Definition of Precipice

1. n. A sudden or headlong fall.

Definition of Precipice

1. Noun. A very steep cliff. ¹

2. Noun. The brink of a dangerous situation. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A headlong fall or descent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precipice

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Precipice

preciosities
preciosity
precious
precious coral
precious metal
precious metals
precious stone
precious stones
preciouses
preciously
preciousness
preciousnesses
precip
precipe
precipes
precipice (current term)
precipices
precipitabilities
precipitability
precipitable
precipitable water
precipitance
precipitances
precipitancies
precipitancy
precipitant
precipitantly
precipitantness
precipitants
precipitate

Literary usage of Precipice

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1901)
"They should, however, first follow the precipice Walk far enough to get a view of ... (Route hence to precipice Walk, see above.) Returning to the road and ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The bluff, or precipice, was once the scene of a murder and was believed to be haunted by a ghost. ..."

3. Sons and Lovers by David Herbert Lawrence (1922)
"At their feet the precipice where the limestone was quarried ai Below was a jumble of hills and tiny villages — Mati Ambergate, Stoney Middleton. ..."

4. The Real Japan: Studies of Contemporary Japanese Manners, Morals by Henry Norman (1892)
"And none too soon, for there between us and the rest of the party was a long AT THE EDGE OF THE precipice. crack several inches wide. ..."

5. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises , and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1839)
"Many of those who hang about princes, for their own interested purposes, are strewing with flowers the path which leads to the edge of a precipice, ..."

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