Definitions of precipice

  1. 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.
  2. A very steep place: any steep descent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. A steep descent; cliff. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. A high and steep cliff, or its brink. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A steep descent, specially one nearly or quite perpendicular. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. 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.

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Usage examples for precipice

  1. Suppose, further, that a number of men had been thrown over a precipice at the same time as he and that the bottom of the abyss was the distance from star to star! – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  2. I saw her face to- day when Paul was lying on the edge of the precipice – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford