noun, plural prom·on·to·ries.
Origin of promontory
Examples from the Web for promontory
Promontory is something else, former regulators who help banks comply with—and predict— what their regulators do.The Best Longreads in Business and Finance for the Week of March 22|Matthew Zeitlin|March 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Have the president drive in the golden fence post at Promontory Point II and sign the amnesty right there.Just 'Building the Damn Fence' Won't Fix Everything|Justin Green|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At the last hole the promontory had not appeared much larger.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
Athos had seated himself with his son, upon the moss, among the brambles of the promontory.The Man in the Iron Mask|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Catla appears as a promontory, jutting out from the principal ridge, towards the plain.Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border Volume III (of 3)|Walter Scott
From this coast a promontory projects far into the sea, and stretches out southwards towards Paphlagonia, and the city Amastris.
It is spotted with islets, a promontory of rock fringed with trees shoots into it, and the whole is bounded by distant hills.A Tour in Ireland|Arthur Young
British Dictionary definitions for promontory
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for promontory
Word Origin and History for promontory
1540s, from Middle French promontoire (15c.) and directly from Medieval Latin promontorium, altered (by influence of Latin mons "mount, hill") from Latin promunturium "mountain ridge, headland," probably related to prominere "jut out" (see prominent).