A hiker stands on top of a cliff.
The definition of a cliff is a high steep or overhanging face of rock.
An example of a cliff is the edge looking down into the Grand Canyon.
a high, steep face of rock, esp. one on a coast; precipice
Origin of cliffMiddle English and Old English clif from Indo-European an unverified form gleibh-, to adhere, be attached from base an unverified form glei- (see clay): basic sense probably “slippery, smooth rock”
A high, steep, or overhanging face of rock.
Origin of cliffMiddle English clif from Old English
Old English clif.
- (music) Obsolete form of clef.