Synonyms for cliff
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLIFF
In the meantime someone had picked up the trail to the cliff, and Dozier followed it.
And then they came to the edge of the cliff, where the heel marks ended.
Nothing showed on the rocks, nothing showed on the face of the cliff.
She looked over the cliff down an appalling depth of hundreds of feet.
They were at the foot of a cliff, over which the animal had probably fallen.
But let us return to our sheep—which means the sea-lions of the Cliff House.
There were bushes about it, and, at that point, the cliff seemed to be almost perpendicular.
Then he returned to the hole in the cliff, and remained there until twilight.
He tried to climb a cliff that of old he had often bounded up at full speed.
It was as if another were following him down the face of the 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.