Cliff meaning

klĭf
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A high, steep, or overhanging face of rock.
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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.

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A high, steep face of rock, esp. one on a coast; precipice.
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(music) Obsolete form of clef.
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A vertical (nearly vertical) rock face.
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A diminutive of the male given name Clifford.
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Origin of cliff

  • Middle English clif from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English clif.

    From Wiktionary