Origin of cliff
Definition for cliff (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for cliff
This is where I think the argument against me falls off the cliff.
Would I like to tell half the people I work with to go jump off a cliff?The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We first met Hajji Zalwar Khan over tea and lunch in the Pech Valley in a house clinging to a cliff high above the valley floor.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The probe appears to be sitting at the bottom of a "cliff" on the comet, but beyond that it's hard to tell.
The young goslings' first major life event is to cliff dive down to their parents, as was captured here by BBC cameras.
Captain Zoss was ahead of the others and was on top of the cliff when Earl shouted to him.To Alaska for Gold|Edward Stratemeyer
Pg 96, name "Cliff" corrected to be "Griffith" (Griffith in his).
The path was now running along the side of the cliff, parallel to the sea.The Secret Adversary|Agatha Christie
Yet this cliff or quarry is by common consent taboo among us.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]|Christopher Darlington Morley
Before that there were only plantations of pines on the cliff.As the Crow Flies|Walter Phelps Dodge
British Dictionary definitions for cliff
Word Origin for cliff
Word Origin and History for cliff
Old English clif "rock, promontory, steep slope," from Proto-Germanic *kliban (cf. Old Saxon clif, Old Norse klif, Middle Dutch klippe, Dutch klip, Old High German klep, German Klippe "cliff, promontory, steep rock").
Clift has been a variant spelling since 15c. and was common in early Modern English, influenced by or merged with clift, a variant of cleft (n.). Cliff-dweller first attested 1889, American English.