Definitions of precipice

  1. a very steep cliff Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A sudden or headlong fall. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A headlong steep; a very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place; an abrupt declivity; a cliff. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A steep descent; an abrupt declivity; an almost vertical cliff, or the edge of it; hence, a dangerous situation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A very steep place: any steep descent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A steep descent; cliff. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A high and steep cliff, or its brink. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A steep descent, specially one nearly or quite perpendicular. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A steep fall or perpendicular descent of land or rocks; a headlong steep. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. pres'i-pis, n. a very steep place: any steep descent: a perpendicular bank or cliff.--adj. PRECIP'ITOUS, like a precipice: very steep: hasty: rash.--adv. PRECIP'ITOUSLY.--n. PRECIP'ITOUSNESS. [Fr.,--L. præcipitium--præceps, præcipitis, headlong--præ, before, caput, capitis, the head.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Vertical or steep face of rock, cliff, mountain, &c. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. [Latin] A very steep, perpendicular, or over-hanging place; an abrupt declivity; any steep descent. Cabinet Dictionary

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